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A Personal Trainer Who Understands Functional Anatomy – And Why It Matters

Personal trainers can be found in almost every gym these days, and unless you’re doing your homework, you may not understand one trainer’s credentials from another’s. So what sets a personal trainer apart? That really depends on you –…
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The Very Best Squat Variations

We're building off our two-part topic from last week - why it's always a bad idea to consistently skip leg day, and why squats are your body's best friend - with squat variations from Andrew. Read it. Learn it. Live it. The Back Squat Considered…
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Seven Reasons Never To Skip Leg Day

Andrew is back today with an Ask Andrew post that everyone needs to read. One of the great mysteries of fitness is why some people routinely skip legs. Whatever the reason, it's a mistake. Here are seven reasons never to skip leg day – and…
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Cardio vs Weight Training - The Real Deal

Q. Besides the obvious, what are the main differences between cardio training and weight training? And is one always a better choice than the other if you're short on time? A. A weight training session is a form of strength training that…
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5 Exercises You’re Probably Doing Wrong

Squats, lunges, curls - they're all basic exercises and staples of many workout programs. But here's a question. Are you sure you're doing these exercises correctly? The truth is, as common as these exercises are, far too many people are actually…
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Hiring a Personal Trainer vs Joining a Gym

With the holidays nearly upon us, New Year’s resolutions aren’t far behind. “Losing weight” or “getting fit” or some version of those ideas are likely to top many a list, and that begs the question: is it better to hire a personal…
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Ask Andrew: How Long should a Workout Last?

Any discussion of the “right” amount of time for a training session has to prefaced by saying that there really is no definitive answer. If you’re training for a marathon, or an obstacle/endurance race, or a CrossFit competition, or just…
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Ask Andrew: How Can I Commit to my Fitness Goals?

One of the biggest challenges for many people is committing to a lifestyle of consistent exercise and nutrition for any significant length of time. We tend to begin with enthusiasm, but life inevitably gets in the way – we get sick and miss…
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Technique Spotlight: The Perfect Push-Up

When you do it properly, a push-up is an effective upper body and core strength builder. But what if we told you that you've probably been doing them wrong for years? There are nine steps to the perfect push-up (yes, nine!), and Andrew is here…
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Meet Andrew Mlakar

With gyms and studios on every other corner, there is no shortage of personal trainers in this town. So what sets one apart from the next? The answer likely varies depending on who you ask – maybe he prefers a more relaxed approach, and she…