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Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results in the Gym

Published August 14th, 2013     In Categories: Articles

(This post originally appeared on my friend Jon-Erik Kawamoto’s site here. And again on Yahoo’s The Post Game here.)


After over 20 years in the personal training business, I’ve come to realize that many people still have problems achieving their personal fitness goals. While this is good for my business, the vast majority of people will be training on their own without a trainer. So it’s with these folks in mind that I’m writing this guest blog for Jon.

Regardless of the goal (fat loss, muscle gain, or performance), I believe there are a few commonalities to the lack of results the average trainee experiences.

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Ask Chad #7

Published August 13th, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

Hey Chad,

So I’ve got this dilemma… I watched this show on fitness that included this skinny guy like me. I was wondering why he was on it- you know being skinny and that- but it turned out he was really unfit and couldn’t save himself or his family in this disaster scenario. 

It got me thinking… I’ve been kinda depressed about being skinny and tall [6”5] for most of my life, now I’m thinking I’m outta shape as well [I eat a lot of junk food]. I want to turn things around but I don’t wanna get skinnier through exercising. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks Chad.

Russell Landau

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Ask Chad #6

Published August 7th, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

Hey Chad,

I need your advice. I started a new fitness program on the 1st of January with the goal of getting rid of my extra 30 pounds of weight. I push some heavy weights 3x a week and jog 5x a week for 30 minutes. I have been really committed but my knee has really started to hurt. I want to keep it up but it’s getting me down. Do you have any tips on how to get around this?

John Sowry, Canberra, Australia

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Ask Chad #5

Published August 5th, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

Hi Chad,

With the holiday season coming have you got any pointers to help me not put on a bunch of weight! My family love to cook and none of it healthy and I find it hard to resist but this time my new girlfriend is coming with me and she’s hot, I don’t want to turn into a bloat pig! HELP!

Luca D’Mayo, Tampa, Fl. 

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Ask Chad #4

Published August 4th, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

“Hi Chad,

I work really long hours and have to travel a lot for my job. I have heard a bunch about high intensity training and that its not only good for you but saves time. Chad is this something I can do, especially when I have to stay in a hotel for a couple of days at a time and how do I start it?

Thanks for the insight,
Gerry Cogan, Toronto, Ontario”

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Ask Chad #3

Published August 3rd, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

“Help! So I’m a fit guy, I do weights at the gym three times a week, cardio two times a week and I train my kid’s baseball team and I eat clean. Problem is that I can’t seem to bulk my calves up they’re just plain skinny and I’m really embarrassed and don’t like to wear shorts. I just don’t get it I’m ripped from the torso up and look good but no matter what I do my legs let me down. Chad can you help me? Thanks in anticipation.”
– Luca Di’Martino

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Ask Chad #2

Published August 2nd, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

Hi Chad,

In college I was really active and always playing sports, a couple of years on and I’ve become the guy I swore I wouldn’t- 9-5 job, always going for a drink after work and with a belly. I’m only 28 but I feel like crap and like an old man. I have a two year old son and I feel like I’m setting a bad example. Can you tell me a realistic way to lose the extra 20 pound that I’m carrying?

Thanks buddy,
Phil Sulivan, North Augusta, SC

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Ask Chad #1

Published August 1st, 2013     In Categories: Ask Chad

“I’ve put on weight since having 3 kids and running 2 jobs. I know I snack on and drink crappy stuff throughout the day. What can I do to break these habits? What can I snack on that is healthy?”
– Barry in Sarasota, Fl.

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Be the Man You Would Want Your Sister to Train With

Published December 26th, 2012     In Categories: Articles, For Trainers

(This post originally appeared on my friend Jon Goodman’s site, ThePTDC.com here.)

The virtues of weight training for women are already well known. There’s no need to write yet another article outlining the benefits and reasons why women should lift.

The problem is that, while the reasons for women lifting weights are well established and impossible to debate against, they’re still not widely accepted.

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From 1879 to Today, Nothing has Changed

Published October 11th, 2012     In Categories: Articles, For Trainers

(This post originally appeared on my friend Jon Goodman’s site ThePTDC.com here.)

I bought my first training book, Robert Kennedy’s “Hardcore Bodybuilding: The Blood, Sweat and Tears of Pumping Iron” during my freshman year of high school in 1983.

Toiling in the basement of the rural Illinois farmhouse of my youth, that book laid the foundation for a lifelong passion (and ultimately an amazing career).

It also became the first of many, many books I would read and collect over the years dedicated to all things muscle!

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