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?

15 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?

25 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?

20 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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Is it true that not everyone can get "six-pack abs"?

15 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Jun 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 27, 2011

Unless the person was morbidly obese and has excess skin covering them up or has medical metabolic issue, everybody can get six pack abs. It is easier for some people than others due to genetics and the number of fat cells in the body, but everybody can do it with a proper nutrition and exercise pr...

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How long should I stretch before and after my workout?

13 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jun 25, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 27, 2011

As with any stretching question its relative to the persons assessments as to how much, what type, and when they stretch. As was stated by Steve Oswald if you are training to increase performance, static stretching before a workout can reduce work capacity and strength. But if you have a beginner...

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