Sweat Out; Happiness In!

Fitness doesn't have to be so elitist and exclusive! We're Jason and Lauren Pak, and together we co-own Achieve Fitness - a fitness facility just outside of Boston in Somerville, MA. What we've found over ...more

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February 13, 2019 00:21:44
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#AskAchieve 109: Best Frequency for Hypertrophy, How to Increase Push-Up Numbers, and Are Deadlifts Bad For Your Back?

What's up, Achievers?! Really good episode for you all today that was completely uninterrupted by our little guy! In the first topic, we delve into some recent research about the best frequency to maximize muscle growth as well as our thoughts on research in general (5:06) Next, we talk about some concepts like grease the groove, training to failure, and total volume for how to increase the number of push ups and pull ups you can do (11:54). Finally, we discuss whether or not we think doing deadlifts is safe for your back (17:05). 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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February 11, 2019 00:26:02
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#AskAchieve 108: Improving Lunge Stability, Transitioning from Traditional Strength Training to Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting, and How to Utilize Progressive Overload in Your Programs!

What's up, Achievers?! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! In the first question, we talk about a couple ways to improve stability when you lunge. The key concepts are to reduce range of motion, make the exercise less dynamic, and utilize various forms of assistance (4:59). Next, we delved into how to transition from traditional strength exercises like lunges and dumbbell work, and move to more advanced exercises like barbell work like the powerlifts and olympic lifts (10:28). Lastly, we covered how to progressively overload "the right way". There is no "right way" - just the right way for a specific person at that specific moment in time so we discussed some broad principles here that hopefully you can glean some information from (18:14)! 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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February 07, 2019 00:27:01
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#AskAchieve 107: Does the RDL Work the Glutes, Healthy Habits While Traveling, and "Safe" Ab Exercises During Pregnancy!

What's up, Achievers?! We missed Monday's episode due to being in sunny Florida, but we're back! In the first question, we talk about what muscle groups are being worked during a Romanian Deadlift and whether or not the glutes should be playing a significant role or not (2:08). Next, we talked about how to maintain healthy habits while traveling (5:44). Finally, we discussed safe ab and core exercises during pregnancy (18:00). [Here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EG7bvlvCPw&t=0s) is a video on core training that shows you how to execute marching exercises. Also, [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ4LyGDwagQ&t=0s) is another video we put together on how to approach exercise trimester by trimester! 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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January 30, 2019 00:24:17
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#AskAchieve 106: Would We Recommend RomWod/MobilityWod, How Our Training Has Changed Since We Became Parents, and If Currently Have Any Joint Pain!

What's up, Achievers?! It took us a little while to get going because Kendrick has been through a bit of a sleep regression and we were recording this episode pretty early - so bear with us haha! In the first question we answer a question asking if we recommend a mobility program like RomWod or MobilityWod (1:29). We then go over how our personal workouts have been modified and adjusted after we've become parents (5:58). Finally, we discussed if we currently are in any physical pain (17:21). A lot about us in this episode! We were hoping to shed a little light on the way we currently train as well as our previous injury history, because we often think that people think we eat clean 100% of the time and that we workout 7 days a week for 2 hours a day, but honestly we love a moderate approach to health and fitness. We love this approach because it's the most sustainable! So, hopefully our current training schedules and injury history give you some room to be kinder to yourself and to be more patient with yourself as well! 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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January 28, 2019 00:26:15
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#AskAchieve 105: How to Recover without Skipping the Gym, How to Fix Hips Shooting Up During the Deadlift, and How to Determine How Many Calories You Should Eat Each Day!

What's up, Achievers?! Hope all you Northeast Achievers are staying warm throughout this cold and somewhat-snowy-depending-on-where-you-live period! In the first question we talk about how to get a recovery workout in and what it entails (3:01). Next, we talk about how to address hips shooting up early during a deadlift. We talk about this YouTube video [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEQNIH-KXvM&t=0s) (5:55). Finally, we address how we approach determining how many calories you should eat, as well as some other ruminations on the topic (12:22). 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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January 26, 2019 00:29:27
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The AchieveMentors Podcast Ep. 3: Can You Be A Personal Trainer and a Full Time Student, How We Opened Achieve Fitness, and How to Sell Personal Training as a Coach!

What’s up, Achievers?! Just a reminder that AchieveMentors is a podcast specifically for fitness professionals and aspiring personal trainers! In the first question, we dive into whether or not someone can be a full-time student and start the process of becoming a personal trainer (1:10). Next, we talked about some of the logistics of how we came to open our gym, Achieve Fitness (7:02). Finally, we address how to sell your personal training services as a newer coach at your gym (19:14). We hope you enjoy this new series! You can access the free freview of AchieveMentors [here](http://www.achievementors.com/courses/free-preview). Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles! Jason and Lauren ...

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