Fitness Program “What do you guys write in those things?” one of my clients asked in regards to their program journals. If you are new to the gym, a program may seem like a complex mathematical formula with reps, sets, weight numbers, and exercises, How to write a better fitness program with these 6 tips?… Continue reading How to Write a Better Fitness Program with these 6 Tips
Getting started When less experienced clients ask me what they should be doing on their own, I usually will say something like “keep it simple, safe, and effective; burn calories and don’t hurt yourself”. How to be a master of moves? After that, I like to introduce the idea that if you are just starting… Continue reading Become a Master Wizard of These 4 Spells / Moves
Inactivity Negatively Impacts Health Four facts that keep me thinking about how to be healthy on a consistent basis are: An increasing number of us are overweight or obese The majority of people who lose weight will also gain it back The majority of us are getting insufficient amounts of exercise; and The majority of… Continue reading Why Is it So Hard To Be Healthy?
Ath•let•i•cism The physical qualities that are characteristic of athletes, such as strength, fitness, and agility. This is what athleticism means to you. My personal definition of what athleticism looks like has evolved a lot over the past 20+ years. At one point, I thought that it meant visible abs, a strict split training program and… Continue reading What does athleticism mean to you?
The Benefits of Exercise The benefits of exercise are not a secret; the same way acknowledgment of William Dafoe as a fantastic and well-established actor is widely known. However, within the simple act of engaging in positive health behaviors, you will begin to discover the many other less obvious benefits of exercise. In the same… Continue reading What does William Dafoe and CLIENTEL3 have in common?
9 Technique Tips Bench Press, Deadlift, and Squats. These are the “Big 3” when it comes to weightlifting. Almost everyone wants to or has performed them depending on their exercise experience or training age. But do you really know if you are doing them correctly? I have seen people perform these lifts with both stellar… Continue reading Technique Tips for the “Big 3”
Tell me a little about your background? Who is David Byrd? David Byrd is a lifelong Washingtonian who recently transplanted to Boston. I moved here in the spring to join my girlfriend as she pursues her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Boston University. I’ve been personal training for the past 9 years and coaching soccer for… Continue reading Meet David Byrd: Trainer Spotlight
Even for someone who identifies as a lifter After a decadent night out in the North End that concluded with a cappuccino and cannoli, I felt the need to get moving and stay moving the next day. Monday is my running day and seeing as it was Thursday, I didn’t feel like doing that. It… Continue reading Five Cardio Routines for People Who Hate Running