The GMB Fitness Skills Show [Episode #50] – Choosing the Right Coach for You

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Choosing the right personal trainer is a difficult decision that too many people take lightly.

After all, the person you hire as your trainer is responsible for keeping you safe, giving you the appropriate level of challenge, and pushing you toward your goals. If your personal trainer isn’t doing that, that’s a big problem.

Here’s a snippet of what Andy had to say on the matter:


If you hire a coach, you’re hiring them to be responsible for finding the right level and the right things for you to do.


In this episode, Ryan and Andy draw inspiration from a recent article posted by a friend of ours (link to the article is below) on choosing a personal trainer, and add their own ideas into the mix.

They also touch on some ideas regarding some great conditioning exercises.

Watch and/or listen below.


The Spine – How it Works, What Can Go Wrong, and How to Make it Stronger

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Our backs are amazing, complex structures. The spine alone houses the spinal cord and nerves that control our every movement and process the sensations that allow us to connect with the world around us. It’s also part of a system that both absorbs and distributes force, such as lifting and carrying loads through our shoulders…

The GMB Fitness Skills Show [Episode #49] – Breathe, Dammit!

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It may seem obvious, but breathing is really important, and the proper way to breathe during various activities is often underestimated or overlooked. Ryan recently posted a video with a little tip for maintaining even breathing during training, but this episode of the GMB Fitness Skills Show provides a more detailed explanation of various breathing techniques….

A Case for Competition – Strategies for Engaging in Healthy Competition

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In today’s brave new world where everyone gets a trophy for participating, and keeping score is deemed vulgar, competition seems to be such a dirty word. Perhaps there are some good reasons for that. Nobody likes that hypercompetitive boor who takes things too seriously and is a poor sport at winning and losing. And who…

The GMB Fitness Skills Show [Episode #48] – Climbing On Everything

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Recently, we’ve posted a couple of articles and videos on climbing, and there’s a good reason for that. Climbing is a great activity for building total body strength and mental acuity, and Ryan is just a little obsessed with it. But that doesn’t mean we’re claiming to be climbing experts and getting ready to release Climbing…