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January 23, 2019 00:20:11
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#AskAchieve 104: How to Correct Your Chest Dumping Forward During Squats, Why Your Quad is Cramping During L-Sits, and Getting Around Shoulder Pain During a Bench Press!

What's up, Achievers?! A super practical episode for you all today that we think will help a lot of you out! In the first question, we talk about what to do and how to address your chest "dumping forward" when you squat down. We reference this [ankle mobility](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2RDnkq_thU) video, this [core stability](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EG7bvlvCPw) video, and this [t-spine mobility](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZdGwJuA08E) video (6:45). Then, we addressed why your quads might cramp up during an L-Sit hold (10:09). Finally, we delved into how to address shoulder pain while bench pressing (14:10). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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105

January 21, 2019 00:21:31
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#AskAchieve 103: Difference Between Forward and Reverse Lunges, Spine Position for Squats, Knee-Friendly Cardio Options, and Pronation During Lower Body Exercises!

What's up, Achievers?! A super practical episode for you all today that has more tangible advice. In the first question, we talked about the different between forward and reverse lunges, which one we prefer and why (4:22). Then, we covered the ideal spinal position for both loaded and unloaded squats (8:30). Next, we discussed some knee-friendly cardiovascular exercises that are more low-impact (11:21). Finally, we delved into a listener who tends to pronate when they squat/deadlift/hip thrust/etc. We talk about pronation and if it's "bad" and how to address it! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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104

January 18, 2019 00:31:41
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The AchieveMentors Podcast Ep.2: What We Would've Done Differently Early on in Our Careers, Becoming a Mobile PT, and Some Gym Owner Advice!

What's up, Achievers?! Just a reminder that AchieveMentors is a podcast specifically for fitness professionals and aspiring personal trainers! This was a fun one! The first question, we went a little deep and talked about what we would've done differently earlier on in our careers (1:45). Next, we dicuss how we approach starting a mobile PT business in 2019 (9:49). Finally, we discuss why big box gyms don't want their members to show up along with some more gym owner advice (21:37)! We hope you enjoy this new series! If you're interested in learning more about our educational offering for fitness professionals, check out: [www.achievementors.com](http://www.achievementors.com). Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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103

January 17, 2019 00:27:58
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#AskAchieve 102: How to Train with Osteoporosis, How to Get into a Proper Deadlift Stance, and Bracing/Breathing During Squats and Deadlifts!

What's up, Achievers?! Episode 102! In question one, we tackle how to train with osteoporosis (1:08). Next, we talk about how to get into an optimal conventional deadlift stance (6:28). Finally, we delve into how we coach breathing and bracing for squatting and deadlifting based upon the context of the situation. (18:07). We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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102

January 14, 2019 00:35:44
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#AskAchieve 101: How to Put Together a Strength Training Program!

What's up, Achievers?! We've got a very specific topic for today's episode and it's all about how to create and put together your own strengtht training program. Here are a couple of notes: **Joint-By-Joint Approach** Neck - Stability Shoulder - Mobility Scapular - Stability T-Spine - Mobility Lower Back - Stability Hip - Mobility Knee - Stability Ankle - Mobility Foot - Stability As you can see, the body is a series of stacked joints that seem to alternate in "need". You can shape your warm-ups to follow these needs and tendencies to create a more effective warm up. Of course, there are a ton of exceptions to this theory; however, it's a great starting point! **Here's the general flow of our workouts:** Warm Up/Movement Prep: 10-15 minutes Power Development: 5 minutes Strength: 25-40 minutes Conditioning: 5-10 minutes Total: 45-70 minutes A starting point to organize your strength workouts is to have three supersets. You want to incorporate these patterns: Squat, Hinge, Push, Pull, Single Leg, Core. A1) Your "main" lift A2) Mobility/Stability drill to enhance or support A1 B1) An exercise you can still "load up" over time but not quite as challenging and as technical as an A1 lift B2) same as B1 C1+C2) Both C1 and C2 are reserved for much "easier" exercises that either target "weak links" or promote hypertophy in a given area or for injury prevention purposes. Here are two youtube episodes that have a [beginner](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBn5fuIcjV8) and [intermediate](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw9SATOo5iU) workout for a "real-life" example! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren What's ...

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101

January 12, 2019 00:27:36
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The AchieveMentors Podcast Ep. 1: Our New Show for Fitness Professionals and Aspiring Personal Trainers!

What's up, Achievers! We decided to make a separate show dedicated to specifically those who are personal trainers, fitness coaches, and aspiring fitness professionals. This episode covers some of our most commonly asked questions from aspiring coaches like our recommended baseline certifications to obtain a CPT, our recommended specialty certifications, and other "prerequisites" in order to get your feet wet and make the jump to become a personal trainer. We hope you enjoy this new series! If you're interested in learning more about our educational offering for fitness professionals, check out: [www.achievementors.com](https://www.achievementors.com). Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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