Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Do you have a favorite fitness quote that you like to motivate your clients with?

13 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jun 22, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 24, 2011

Do or do not! There is not try! ~ Yoda If you want something you have never had, then you have to do something you have never done. ~ Me "Victory is reserved for those willing to pay its price."- Sun Tzu ..."I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I wil...

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What's everyone's favorite exercise for building explosive power?

9 Answers | Asked by Matt Rinaldi on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 24, 2011

lol I just answered this same question on another board. My favorite exercise for develping power (assuming we are talking lower body) is whatever triple extension exercise that fits the needs analysis of my client. No two exercises give the same benefits or have the same carry over to function. ...

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Do you recommend any specific exercise program for someone suffering from addiction sickness?

8 Answers | Asked by Jude Forsyth on Jun 21, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 24, 2011

addicted to what? I think that would make a big difference in any programming.

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Have you dealt with clients who have gotten water toxicity? i.e. too much water?

4 Answers | Asked by Rebekah Hennes on Jun 24, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 24, 2011

What you are referring to is hyponatremia, it is a condition where the blood sodium levels are abnormally low. Here is a link to the mayo clinic and what they have to say on the subject...its good read. http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-126647/Hyponatremia?q=hyponatrem...

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Need property liability verbiage to use in Twp. contract in order to teach outdoor fitness on Twp. property.

3 Answers | Asked by Martha Gottlieb on Jun 20, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 23, 2011

It would be best to consult a lawyer.

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Which university programs are the best for exercise science/kinesiology?

7 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 23, 2011

I don't really have an answer for you per se. There is a difference between exercise science and kinesiology programs which is something to keep in mind. Also this depends on if you are looking at online or classroom programs. I just finished my 3rd year at CALU which is partnered with NASM an...

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How do you define an exercise programming solution?

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 21, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 23, 2011

Easy... Exercise programming solution - A solution that meets the needs of an individuals required adaptations for their particular goals while minimizing risk of injury.

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What's the most effective way for tall, skinny, active guys to gain muscle mass?

10 Answers | Asked by Sandra Possing on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 23, 2011

Workout - stop any slow sustained cardio they are doing...it is catabolic. Start doing intervals to maintain/increase cardiovascular conditioning. Progress up to lifting 85% of 1 rm (activates the most motor units/muscle fiber that allows any volume) in complex lifts (deadlift, squat, military pre...

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What are the best exercises for someone (54 year old male) with low back pain, knee pain

13 Answers | Asked by Tasha Whelan on Jun 21, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 23, 2011

Is this person medically cleared? Has he seen any medical professional about the issue? If so I would start with what has or hasn't worked so far then take a good look at his hips. If there is pain in the knee and low back (which are areas that require stabilization) then there is most likely tig...

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What exercises can strengthen the multifidis muscles to reduce, eliminate and prevent low back pain?

6 Answers | Asked by Robin Lewis on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 23, 2011

Starte with simple Drawing in of the TVA in a supine position, then progress to holding the drawn in TVA in a supine position while marching in place (do not let the hips move and keep back pressed into the floor) Glute bridge while maintaining a drawn in TVA.(don't allow the movement to happen t...

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