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Mike Behnken

Mike Behnken is a personal trainer who holds multiple NASM certifications and a MS in Exercise Science. Mike loves fitness, travel, and photography among many other interests.

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Weider X Factor Door Gym – Review

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Weider X Factor Door Gym – Review

Truly an X Factor for the Weider Brand? Introduction: Since 1936, the Weider brand has enjoyed a reputation for high quality fitness products and services. Weider brand products, including the recently introduced Weider X-Factor Door Gym, are sold in over 120 countries. The Weider X-Factor Door Gym is a total-body training system designed to attach […]

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TRX Suspension Trainer Review

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TRX Suspension Trainer Review

The TRX Suspension Trainer from Fitness Anywhere A New Twist on Body Weight Exercises! Not Just for the Elite! The TRX suspension trainer is an effective piece of exercise equipment that can be used for both simple or complex challenging exercises and workouts. The suspension trainer itself is composed of two 6 or 7 foot […]

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Gym Equipment Overview

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Gym Equipment Overview

Essential Facts You Should Know About Exercise Gym Equipment When You Walk Into a Gym, What is the 1st Thing You See? A sea of gym equipment is usually the first thing which catches your eye. Walking into the gym for the first time can be overwhelming and even intimidating for some people. Most gyms […]

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Bench Press Secrets

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Bench Press Secrets

So you Want to Learn the TRUTH About Bench Press Secrets? Would you be Disappointed if you were told there was no Secret to the Bench Press? Secret is a catch phrase in the world of marketing which always gets people’s attention. To mention the word secret tells the listener that very few people know […]

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Upper Body Stretching Exercises

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Upper Body Stretching Exercises

Why it’s Crucial to Stretch the Upper Body Upper Body Stretching Exercises:  Introduction Since weight training the upper body can tighten muscles, it is very important to stretch the upper body to maintain the proper length of the muscles. During upper body weight training exercises, the muscles contract repeatedly. After a workout, the muscles will […]

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Supplements Reviews

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Supplements Reviews

Reviews of the Best Dietary Supplements Supplements Reviews Overview Supplements are called supplements for a reason. They are to be used as supplements to your food intake. The primary use of dietary supplements should be to fill the void left by any nutrient deficiency which may exist in your diet. Keep in mind that proper […]

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Running Exercise Program for Beginners

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Running Exercise Program for Beginners

Key Tips for Beginning a Running Exercise Program Start Off On the Right Foot! If you’re interested in information about running for beginners, there are some important things that you must be keeping in mind at all times to ensure that you see nothing but the best results from this new form of training. Many […]

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Best Forearm Exercises for Men

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Best Forearm Exercises for Men

Best Resistance Training Exercises for the Forearms While the forearms may be less glamorous than showerier muscles such as the biceps, that doesn’t mean forearms exercises shouldn’t be an integral part of your training program. The good news is most weight lifters and bodybuilders don’t have to spend much time doing forearms exercises as the […]

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Best Chest Exercises for Men

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Best Chest Exercises for Men

Best Exercises for Building, Strengthening, and Toning the Chest Muscles For guys, there are few body parts that get as much attention as the chest. Not only is a well-developed chest a sign of masculinity, chest strength and power can help you in numerous athletic endeavors. In this article, I am going to show you […]

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Best Triceps Exercises for Men

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Best Triceps Exercises for Men

Best Triceps Exercises for Men The triceps bulk out the back of the upper arm, balancing the biceps. Several key exercises isolate the triceps, building strength and providing definition for truly muscular arms. Keep reading to learn basic triceps anatomy, what you need to know about building your triceps, and of course, the best triceps […]

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Personal Trainer Book Recommendations

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Personal Trainer Book Recommendations

Select a Book Category CPT Certification Prep  |  Certification Study Guides |  Knowledge Building  |  Old School  |  Business of Personal Training -or- Select a Certification Type What are Personal Trainer Books For? The Only Way to get that Shiny New Personal Trainer Certification is through Studying Since there are no laws or regulations for determining […]

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Freestyler Women’s Fitness Workout

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Freestyler Women’s Fitness Workout

Freestyler Women’s Fitness Workout AskTheTrainer Freestyler Review The Freestyler can be used to take care of women’s fitness needs whether you want to improve your current shape or get back the one you had before a major life change such as having a baby or deciding to live a healthier lifestyle. In any case, you can take […]

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The Free Online Personal Trainer

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The Free Online Personal Trainer

Free Online Personal Trainer A-Z Personal Trainer Guide Where You Don’t Have to Spend a Dime! The Free Online Personal Trainer Can Help You With Your Fitness Goals AskTheTrainer.com has over 1,000 pages of exercise information, videos, images and an interactive discussion forum with personal trainers which can help you achieve your goals. There is […]

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Personal Trainer – Fitness Training Career Description

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Personal Trainer – Fitness Training Career Description

Learn What Personal Fitness Training is all About A Personal Fitness Trainer is a Professional who Helps People Achieve Their Physical Fitness Goals A personal fitness trainer is a mentor and motivator who guides people one on one through workout routines consistent with the client’s goals. Personal trainer is synonymous with personal fitness trainer, fitness […]

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