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The Newcomer’s Guide to the Weight Room

By: Praneeth Ellanti

I recently started working as a personal trainer and have noticed that most newcomers to the gym make the same 5 mistakes. I truly believe that if these “sins” were avoided, everyone could have a safer, more efficient workout, while also gaining a more positive gym experience, in addition to getting stronger. Continue reading

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Maximizing Your Potential: Words of Wisdom for Big Gains

By: Praneeth Ellanti

Exam time – stress is at all time high and motivation to go to the gym is lower than depths of Pacific Ocean. Here’s a blog post that will  give you a little bit of “mojo” to get you over the slump. Continue reading

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Rest: The Why and How

By: Praneeth Ellanti

I was originally motivated to learn about rest between sets to help maximize my gains, but what began as small research project became much more extensive once I began looking for articles. What I found blew my mind. Everyone knows that rest between sets is important, however, not many know why. Using my knowledge from classes and what I learned from reading about rest on blog posts from established S&C coaches, I formulated my findings here so that you could learn a  bit about how to properly rest to maximize your gains.  Continue reading

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Training: Aesthetics vs. Functionalism

By: Praneeth Ellanti

Many people in the gym tend to train certain muscles rather than movement.  Everyone loves big biceps; however, do your biceps ever help complete daily living tasks or improve your athleticism? The answer is no unless of course you are a professional bodybuilder.

Jacked as sh!t, but functional?

Why should I train the movement?

First of all, everyone should know that big muscles mean nothing if they cannot be used properly. Also, not everyone is cut out to be a bodybuilder; therefore, training like one is stupid. Training movement increases quality of life by making everyday activities easier because life is all about movement. There are six types of movement that will be explained in this article – each skill that can transfer to everyday activities and will also help improve your lifts in the gym if added to your program. Continue reading

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Did you know: bacon is good for you?

By: Praneeth Ellanti

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And contains essential vitamins that are important for maintaining your health?

Did you also know that I just made that up? The trouble with internet is that there’s a ton of information available with just one click. I used to believe most of the crap out there in high school; but, you learn quickly when you get hurt/don’t get results.

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Warm up: You’re doing it wrong

By: Praneeth Ellanti

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So you barely found time to workout. And now that you’re in the gym, you rush to the first free squat rack and start with a plate on each side. This is a common mistake I see every time I go to PAC or CIF.

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