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Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Is it ever okay to work outside of the scope of practice of the certification you hold?

13 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 01, 2011

Joanne, so I see that you have quite a few certifications..lol overachiever ;-) By the way I LOOOOVE the CALU program!!! I just finished year 3. What made you choose the path you took? Some of the different certifications you have step into that gray area that I mentioned before. At what point...

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Which degree would you choose: exercise science or nutrition?

18 Answers | Asked by Stephen Landrum on Jul 01, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 01, 2011

If you get one in nutrition you will need to still be state licensed to work in that field, but that could give you an advantage. I personally chose the exercise science route because that is where my passion made me go, I really didn't have a choice.

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Is it ever okay to work outside of the scope of practice of the certification you hold?

13 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 30, 2011

No, it is not. But with todays numerous certifications a lot of the lines are getting pretty blurred. Especially with the prehab/rehab area, NASM has opened this area up with their CES Certification. Working with movement patterns has become a pretty popular direction, but motor control reprogram...

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If you had a $50 monthly Advertising budget, how would you market your services to the general public?

9 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 28, 2011

I would budget more than $50. Depends on your niche.. a lot of marketing can be done for free if you just do the footwork. Start with local businesses and try to do something where you can advertise them if they advertise you with a small referral fee. Start with a target market analysis then w...

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What is your personal favorite workout...for yourself?

23 Answers | Asked by Farel Hruska on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 28, 2011

5-3-1 by Jim Wendler as a base progam template, then I manipulate each month with Westside methods and what I know about exercise science.

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What is everyone's favorite post workout meal?

16 Answers | Asked by Matt Rinaldi on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 28, 2011

I start with a Whey protein shake immediately after my workout then 45 minutes later some white rice and chicken or a white bread tuna sandwich followed another 45 minutes later by some cottage cheese and Flax. The idea is to have fast absorbing protein in as fast as possible to take advantage of...

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When training snow boarders, what are the most effective exercises for balance and core strength?

6 Answers | Asked by Matt Rinaldi on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 28, 2011

First everthing must be done standing, it is a standing sport. This alone will challenge the core. Make sure that the inntrinsic core is firing with the extrinsic core and there are no compensation patterns. If all that is fine then the next level is doing everything in the workout on a single leg...

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Do you recommend supplements to your clients? Why or Why Not?

15 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 28, 2011

Depends on the client. I don't recommend any weight loss supplements, but I do recemmend that my strength clients look into creatine, glutamine, and BCAA's. This of course only comes after a solid nutritional plan. The first priority is not supplementation of a poor diet but instead a solid diet ...

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Do you take your fitness regime outside of the gym and if so, how?

7 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 28, 2011

TRX and bands are my travel gym.

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If you could choose one piece of equipment to never use again what would it be?

18 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Jun 25, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 27, 2011

generally I would say ALL machines...but I can't stand the smith machine, the only thing its good for is doing horizontal rows or hanging my towel on while I train.

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