Stephen Landrum

East Ridge, TN 37412

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As an in-home personal trainer, what is your favorite piece of equipment to use with clients?

36 Answers | Asked by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 27, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Sep 05, 2013

IDEAFIT, Please remove this post.

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As an in-home personal trainer, what is your favorite piece of equipment to use with clients?

36 Answers | Asked by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 27, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Sep 05, 2013

678 Days later, this question has forced me to change my answer to: The Heavy Bag! "Wear it Out! I'll buy another one." I also use my Free Motion dual cable cross (w/ separate arms and weight stacks) for evening out muscular imbalances while allowing the client to adapt the weight to their own n...

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Income aside, what is the best thing about owning a gym?

5 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jun 26, 2013

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jul 02, 2013

The same thing that is the WORST thing about owning a gym: I am obligated to make a consistent appearance there; and when in Rome...

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Total body training two days in a row?

16 Answers | Asked by Patricia LoPiccolo on Apr 08, 2013

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Apr 09, 2013

Sounds to me like you have gone after your goals with some authority. Good for you! This can be done in a plenty safe manner if you be sure to push yourself at YOUR best pace and intensity while monitoring your body's responses. Spend a little time to educate yourself on proper form for exercises yo...

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Which is more valuable a Bachelor's degree or specialized certifications?

15 Answers | Asked by Patricia Slauson-Marcussen on Apr 08, 2013

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Apr 09, 2013

If it was down to only those two options, I would say the Bachelor's degree. However, experience is the greatest education a trainer can obtain. I'm not saying you have to "give it time"; you can learn from those who already have. Ever had an experienced trainer train you? The 1st time I did, it was...

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I am loving my Dynamax Medicine Balls, any of you using them? How do you like them compared to regular medicine balls?

7 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 08, 2013

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Apr 09, 2013

Great when you don't want any bounce. They are soft enough to not intimidate newer clientele and the grey ones are big enough to add some new dynamics, but I don't find myself using them as much. None the less, clients enjoy them a lot and that gives them a big thumbs up from me.

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What are your top five favorite body weight exercises?

20 Answers | Asked by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 03, 2013

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Feb 18, 2013

Pushups Pullups Squats Planks Lunges

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Besides lat pulldown machine, one arm DB row off a bench or using a cable, how else can you target the lats?

10 Answers | Asked by Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc &Sports Physio, MPT on Apr 22, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Feb 11, 2013

Wide grip, palms forward pull ups. I use big rubber bands to provide extra lift for those who can't do pull ups on their own.

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What kind of dual cable cross machine should I purchase for my fitness studio?

9 Answers | Asked by Jessica Daly on Feb 11, 2013

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Feb 11, 2013

I own the light commercial free-motion. It only lacks about 5 lbs from each stack and you have to adjust the side to side motion of the arms with a pin instead of a pedal (oh noooo, tragic right?) I've had it for about 4 years and I've had VERY few people use the entire stack for most exercises.

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Rowing machine benefits

13 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Oct 21, 2012

I think its one of the best total body exercises you can do with a machine. When done properly it can really develop the body (aesthetic and function).

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