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March 06, 2019 00:14:43

#AskAchieve 114: Squatting with a Natural Back Arch, Getting Back to Olympic Lifting After Pregnancy, and Improving Your Cat/Cow!

What's up, Achievers?! Our introduction has some references to our last podcast episode where we talk about what to do when someone offers you unsolicited advice at the gym - we couldn't think of a great answer, so we sought out your opinion, and Lauren's mom happened to write in with the perfect answer! In our first question, we cover what we think about squatting with a natural arch in your lower back (2:23). Next, we talk about how to get back into Olympic lifting after preganancy (5:04). Finally, we delved into how to improve your upper back mobility for cat/cows (9:57). 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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March 04, 2019 00:25:49

#AskAchieve 113: How to Politely Shut Down Unsolicited Advice in the Gym, Back Pain During Rows, Plyometrics for Beginners, and How to Make Healthy Food Choices 100% of the Time!

What's up, Achievers?! Hope you're all staying safe and warm if you're in the Northeast with this snowstorm! In the first question, we talk about how to politely shut down unsolicited advice from a stranger at the gym (2:40). We didn't have a definitive answer here and bring the topic back up again later (20:57). Then, we discussed how to avoid back pain during bent over rows (9:28). Next, we covered how to begin plyometrics training if you're a complete beginner to it (12:10). Finally, we covered how to eat healthy 100 PERCENT of the time (16:03). If you've followed us for some time now, you'll probably be not too surpised about our answer! 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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117

February 25, 2019 00:22:09

#AskAchieve 112: To Arch or Not to Arch During the Bench Press, Addressing Adductor Pain, The Difference Between the Leg Press and Squats, and How High Your Hips Should be During Deadlifts!

What's up, Achievers?! This one is a rapid-fire answer show with a ton of practical advice. In the first question, we talk about whether or not you should arch during bench pressing (2:17). Then, we covered some very general strategies on how to address adductor pain. We're posting the IG post tonight (2/25/19) and I'll link it in the show notes when it's up! (7:17). Afterwards, we talked about the main differences between the leg press machine and squats (11:55). Finally, we had a little discussion about internet coaches as well as how high your hips should be during a deadlift (17:11). 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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116

February 20, 2019 00:19:59

#AskAchieve 111: How to Load the Barbell Without Looking Silly, Exercises With the BOSU Ball, Explosive Movements, and Kettlebell Finishers!

What's up, Achievers?! Super fun episode for you all today! In the first question, we discuss how to go about loading a barbell with multiple plates without looking silly in the process (2:55) Next, we go over exercises that we like to use on the BOSU ball and whether or not we think that the BOSU ball is an effective tool overall (8:10) Then, we cover whether or not you should be including power exercises to your workout regimen (12:20) Finally, we talk about where you should place kettlebell exercises in your program - the beginning as a power exercise? The middle as a strength/hypertrohpy exercise? The end as a finisher? We go over it all here! (15:28) 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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115

February 18, 2019 00:18:49

#AskAchieve 110: Tight Hamstrings, Glute Activation, Wrist Strengthening, and Foot Supination During Squats/Deadlifts!

What's up, Achievers?! We go through a lot of information in a short amount of time for this one! In the first question, we talk about why a person's hamstrings might "feel" chronically tight (2:14). Then, we discuss the second part of the question, which is how to go about activating the glutes better (6:28). After that, we discuss some ideas to strength and mobilize your wrists. [Here's](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grl61Eym9go) the YouTube video we reference on wrist warm ups. (10:20) Finally, we talk about foot supination - or rolling to the sides of your feet while squatting. [Here's](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2RDnkq_thU&t=0s) the YouTube video we reference about ankle mobility (15:05). 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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114

February 15, 2019 00:31:31

AchieveMentors #4: How We Onboard Our Members!

What's up, Achievers?! AchieveMentors is our podcast for fitness coaches and aspiring personal trainers. In today's episode, we go over exactly how we onboard our members from the inquiry to the retention process. Now, we currently have a team of about 10 coaches and managers so our process is a much bigger operation. If you're a personal trainer or gym owner operating alone, we hope this doesn't overwhelm you, but rather give you some ideas on how you can optimize your onboarding process! 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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