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Strength and Conditioning for youth athletes; Why there needs to be a change.

A lot of what people believe about strength training is based on decades old information and ideology. While these antiquated training practices can still result in improved athletic performance, they also are notorious for high injury rates and motor patterning issues. With young athletes this is often masked due to ...

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Are 10,000 Steps Really going to change your health and fitness?

Have you ever wondered where the infamous 10,000 steps ever came from? Is 10,000 steps really enough to change your health, fitness and physique?   FACT: The 10,000 number originally appeared in the 1960s when a Japanese company started selling pedometers called manpo-kei, which literally translates to “10,000-step meter”. More ...

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10 Fitness Myths That Need to Die.

As always, we are here to set the record straight when it comes to the truth about health and fitness. Here are our first 5 myths that need to die.   Myth #1: The best time to work out is first thing in the morning. Truth: The best time for ...

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Steel Mace Training

If you haven’t heard of a steel mace you’re not alone. These long metal rods capped with a weighted ball aren’t found very often in your standard gym or training studio. But like a lot of select tools we use at my studio, Taylored Training Fitness, each and every new ...

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Are soup cans, seated workouts and mini bands enough to get our senior population fit?

We train many Taylored Training members who are 60 plus. They are strong, fit, dedicated and they train so they can look their best, feel their best, travel the world, watch their kids gets married become grandparents, and live life to the fullest! So often when I hear about “seniors ...

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What three exercises Coach Taylor needs you to do before you run!

With spring upon us and summer on the way many people head outside and start running. Well….lets be fair…jogging/speed-walking is what I mostly see. Here is a video I made last year for all of you who are starting up or getting back into running. If you cannot comfortably do ...

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Question: Is Strength Training Dangerous?

Question: Is Strength Training Dangerous? This is one of my favourite myths in the exercise world. Strength training is dangerous. Why? Where did you get this information? You can hurt yourself. Obviously! You can hurt yourself driving, cutting vegetables, walking down stairs, waterskiing, getting out of the shower. Pretty sure ...

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Things that should be banned from the Gym

Let it be noted that this is purely an opinion piece. Opinions gathered from years in a variety of gyms and years working with people from sedentary elderly adults to high performance athletes. My first job as a trainer was at a big box gym and I actually started out ...

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Training you abs effectively and three exercises you should AVOID!

These are 3 ‘ab’ exercises you will see at every gym on in every instagram feed and they are all terrible for you! One of the most important philosophies when it comes to our Taylored Training programming is ‘smart programming’. What does that mean?  It’s about choosing and programming exercises ...

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Episode 26 of Taylored Training TV

Welcome to episode 26 of Taylored Training TV!!!! On this episode: Can you spot reduce body fat?? (11:40) Best exercise for shoulder injuries (1:25) What is the BEST overall exercise (10:15) ever? What is the difference between strength (6:00) training and cardio? Why should we stop using the term (3:58) ...

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