Stephen Landrum

East Ridge, TN 37412

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What is a good alternative to Gatorade if I want to get the electrolytes but not have as much sugar?

8 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 27, 2011

!st, electrolytes are essential elements found in the foods we eat. When you work out or get sick, you lose electrolytes faster than you replace them. Essential elements like potassium and sodium (and to a lesser degree magnesium and calcium) are needed for the body to function properly. I almost ...

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Have you ever refused to work with a specific client? Why? How did you handle the situation?

13 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 23, 2011

I pride myself in the ability to reject a client. Sounds terrible at first but then again, trainers shouldn't be "one size fits all" and I WILL NOT take on a client that doesn't present themselves as 'serious' about following a program. I've released a few clients after making a mockery of a full mo...

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What are some of your favorite strategies for helping clients improve posture?

15 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 23, 2011

This isn't the most complicated answer but it has been highly effective. 1st, conduct an overhead squat assesment and begin correcting the imperfections. 2nd, have the client stand with their feet close together, arms at their sides (remember, shoulders back and down), but remaining relaxed. Put you...

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Do you allow members to use your fitness and spin studios for personal use when you're not having classes? Why or why not?

7 Answers | Asked by Kelly Serfas Bower on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 23, 2011

Susan and I are in very similar positions. I have a detatched garage modified studio as well and always encourage my clients to obtain extra cardio time. We are like a giant family so noone usually complains about others using the cardio equipment during their session. I face all these machines towa...

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Are you working with any military members to help them prepare for their fitness assessment?

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

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 23, 2011

Being a veteran myself, I regularly see individuals that are looking to enter the military with a good athletic prowess and strong physical structure. I don't see much in the way of active military trying to maintain or improve their PT score but it has happened. Pre-enlistment training is actually ...

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When you warm up for a Cardio Class workout is it safe to stretch or not and what types of stretching do you use?

12 Answers | Asked by Dimitris Kandris on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 23, 2011

To keep stretching safe while participants warm up, I always suggest keeping the stretching ballistic and mild. This allows most to target tight spots without overlengthening muscles that are about to be used, as well as, elevating the heart rate to help acclimatize them into cardiorespiratory activ...

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What are the best stretches to loosen tight IT bands?

11 Answers | Asked by Tommy May on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 23, 2011

To address the "what stretches?" question; there are 3 that i commonly suggest. We will use the Right IT band for each example. Take care to relax into these stretches; remaining tense will diminish the effect. 1) Lay supine (on your back) and bend your knees to about 90 degrees with your feet s...

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How do you address a client who insists on pushing themselves too hard in sessions?

7 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 21, 2011

The answer should be simple. If the client is pushing themselves TOO hard during sessions, then they are pushing themselves outside the perameters of benefit of the session. You tell them that they are to obey your instruction, as it is being given in order to provide them with the most effective ro...

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Why have I stopped/really slowed down with my weight loss?

20 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Jun 21, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 21, 2011

First, increase your water consumption. You are way too active for a mere gallon a day. Second, at 178 you are in a quite healthy range for someone of your stature so your weight is the least of things you should monitor at this point. Invest in a set of body fat calipers (Accu-Measure makes a great...

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What is the biggest trait a personal trainer should possess? personality? seriousness but shows results?

12 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 12, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Jun 21, 2011

Be giving. Not overly to where you are putting yourself out entirely but, realize that the client is purchasing an atmosphere that is tailored specific to them. Personal training is meant to be "Personal!" If giving means lending an ear or advice, then that's what you give. If its motivation or a st...

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