Comments for AskTheTrainer.com http://www.askthetrainer.com Expert Health & Fitness Advice Thu, 21 May 2015 00:18:26 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Battling Ropes Training by Anne Rahebhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/battling-ropes-training/#comment-16007 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:52:45 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=6004#comment-16007 Love love love battleropes! I use them every day in my workout.

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Comment on Best Lower Abs Exercises for Women by Nicolehttp://www.askthetrainer.com/best-lower-abs-exercises-for-women/#comment-15963 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:44:49 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=4497#comment-15963 That was good info! I think my hip flexors are the problem.

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Comment on Gazelle Edge Review by Jandyhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/gazelle-edge-review/#comment-15954 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:41:54 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=524#comment-15954 This is a very true article. I’ve owned a Gazelle Edge since January 2014. Built muscle and keeping trim at 108 lbs. Machine is completely acoustic, or manual, requires no electricity except 2 AAA batteries for the counter. It’s like a little hooved pet, it even has little hooves on the front spindle legs, like a mini-horse! I love mine. Saved me from cabin fever, winters are long and harsh here. My Gazelle was $99.00 free shipping. Don’t have to feed it or stall it, she’s a great little pet for keeping fit while watching TV or during scenic walk elliptical DVDs.

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Comment on Top 5 Worst Weight Machines by mikebehnkenhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/top-5-worst-weight-machines/#comment-15927 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:24:17 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=7100#comment-15927 Hi Marcus,
Sounds like you’re on the right track but don’t forget deadlifts along with squats and lunges. Deadlifts will really get your butt and hamstrings. The hip extexion is fine if you want to give your butt muscles a little extra attention but a better choice is a cable hip extension because you’ll get the benefit of core engagement at the same time. Thanks for the message, hope this info helps and good luck on your goals.
Thanks,
Mike

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Comment on Top 5 Worst Weight Machines by Marcushttp://www.askthetrainer.com/top-5-worst-weight-machines/#comment-15924 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:51:20 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=7100#comment-15924 Hey Mike!
what do you think of use a hip extension machine similar to the butt blaster but only to complement squats & lunges?
I can never get the butt to burn out before my thighs with both of those exercises even though i know they are the best.
Isn’t it good to try & isolate them as well if we want to really tone them?
Thx

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Comment on Posture Problems by AskTheTrainer.comhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/posture-problems/#comment-15916 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:02:47 +0000 http://askthepersonaltrainer.com/?p=402#comment-15916 Thank you for the feedback Jenna. Spoke to the author and he is going to clarify better the role of a physical therapist.

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Comment on Posture Problems by Jennahttp://www.askthetrainer.com/posture-problems/#comment-15915 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:41:36 +0000 http://askthepersonaltrainer.com/?p=402#comment-15915 I found it mis-informative that physical therapists are devoted to fixing injuries after they have already happened. I am a physical therapist assistant and I treat many people to prevent injury. Just thought you should not categorize physical therapy in that way.

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Comment on The 1000 Challenge Compound Exercise Workout by Dax Tuckerhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/1000-challenge-compound-exercise-workout/#comment-15894 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:21:04 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=8014#comment-15894 Thank you for your feedback Nathan, yes the split squats are a great leg developing exercise. After you complete the 1000 challenge, you can try starting to add weight to them for even more of a challenge! Just curious, how are you breaking up the reps each day for the challenge, and how much rest time between sets?

Also, you may be interested to know that I took a few days rest after completing this challenge and then I started a power lifting cycle. It’s really good to mix things up and keep your body continually adapting to experience new gains. I am even adding some heavy sandbag lifts; get creative, have fun, and enjoy your training for the rest of your life!

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Comment on The 1000 Challenge Compound Exercise Workout by Nathanhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/1000-challenge-compound-exercise-workout/#comment-15893 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:15:22 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=8014#comment-15893 Been trying this out for about a week now. My legs are killing me lol. The split squat has been challenging for me. Good workout.

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Comment on Top 5 Worst Weight Machines by AskTheTrainer.comhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/top-5-worst-weight-machines/#comment-15845 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:50:11 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=7100#comment-15845 Awesome Luke, thanks so much for sharing your story! Good to know.

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Comment on Top 5 Worst Weight Machines by Lukehttp://www.askthetrainer.com/top-5-worst-weight-machines/#comment-15828 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:32:13 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=7100#comment-15828 I’m 6’5 and weigh 300lbs. In my prime I was maxing around 600 in the squat. My legs were and still are huge. I was diagnosed with knee problems where my outer quads were so developed that my kneecap was being pulled to the outside and causing major problems. My physical therapist had me put a ball between my knees and squeeze as part of my recovery. I recovered, started hitting the gym again, and I noticed the inner/outer thigh machine which made me think of that exercise. I started hitting it twice a week, at the start of each leg day, not too much weight but enough to where it was taxing my muscles. Within two weeks I started noticing greater ease in the mobility in my squats, and my knees haven’t faltered since. Not recommending for everyone, but it definitely aided in development of my inner quadriceps.

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Comment on Top Superfood Trends: Which One Should You Try? by AskTheTrainer.comhttp://www.askthetrainer.com/top-superfood-trends/#comment-15820 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:36:03 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=7981#comment-15820 Hi Mike, thanks for the feedback. Just re-read the article and the author does mention that quinoa isn’t a grain. Here’s a quote from the article. “Although quinoa is not a grain, it is still labeled as a whole grain food.” So her referring to it as a grain after that moment in the article is because it is often used and cooked like one.

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Comment on Top Superfood Trends: Which One Should You Try? by Mikehttp://www.askthetrainer.com/top-superfood-trends/#comment-15817 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:43:09 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=7981#comment-15817 Quinoa is a seed, not a grain.

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Comment on Gazelle Edge Review by Laurahttp://www.askthetrainer.com/gazelle-edge-review/#comment-15773 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:11:26 +0000 http://www.askthetrainer.com/?p=524#comment-15773 I’m post hip replacement, overweight and deconditioned from inability to exercise, and dealing with a knee problem; and I wanted something I could get back in shape on without stressing my joints. The Edge is working out great for me, and I’ve told my physical therapist about it; he was pleased and is following up for more information. It was definitely a smart purchase.

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