POF Scott

People of Fitness Scott

POF ScottI have always been active and somewhat fit, or at least thought so, and exercised sporadically on my own.? Never being satisfied with the results obtained working out at home, I decided to give the Personal Trainer experience a try.

I signed up for a 6 month stint to carry me through the winter, identified my limitations and what my goals were. An exercise program was developed and tailored just for me.

Started workouts in October and after a few short months the results and benefits were readily apparent. It was clear to me that my strength, stamina, and flexibility were improving. As time went on everything got better and the physical transformation was also becoming noticeable.

With the end of my 6 months approaching, I realized the benefits of what I was getting were undeniable and regular exercise needed to be a permanent part of my life.

The quality of my life has improved as a result of regular exercise.? No matter what your circumstances are, no matter what your goals are, find a coach to inspire and help you succeed.

All you have to do is want to.


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Pull Ups

How to do your first Pull-up

Ah the Pull-up. ?One of the greatest measurements for upper body strength. The stronger you are relative to your bodyweight, the more pull-ups you are able to do.

But what if you feel strong relative to your bodyweight, but can’t do one????

No worries, follow this program below to get to your first Pull up!

Practice this routine 3-5 times per week.

Suspension 90 degree Pull-ups 3 x 10?(Use your legs to assist you in this pull up. ?Keep your shins vertical and squeeze your shoulder blades down and together at the top of the Pull up.)


Pull up holds bottom position 2x 30 seconds (Hang on the bar for 30 seconds. ?Keep your lats and core engaged so you don’t do just a passive hang.)

Pull up holds top?position 2 x 20 seconds?(Use a bench or step to jump up to the top Pull up position and hold for 1-20 seconds.)

Eccentric Lowering Pull ups 2 x 5 reps?(Use a bench or step to jump up to the top Pull up position and take 5 seconds to slowly lower your body to the extended position. Repeat for a total of 5 reps).

Once you are able to hold the top position of the Pull up for 2 sets of 20 seconds and do 2 sets of 5 eccentric lowering reps, you should be able to do a Pull up.

Message me when you accomplish it at @Fitness Coach Greg Drab.

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POF Judy

People of Fitness Judy

I have always worked out my whole life, (maybe not correctly), but I always played sports and did strength training.

I learned how to use weights properly when I took an?admin job at a personal training gym nearly 20 years ago.

A year later I became a trainer!

Many people will encounter health issues and injuries in this journey we call life, even Personal?Trainers.? I’m here to tell you my story.

I’ve had many joint injuries and surgeries over the years. I was diagnosed 4 years ago with CPPD (Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition), which is a very painful joint disorder that causes calcifications in the joints, and unfortunately it has no cure.? It has taken me almost 4 years to digest this news, and realize that I can no longer do things the way I once could.

If I’m going to cook a meal, work in the garden, clean my house, etc on a certain day, I need to know what kind of workout will be sufficient for me that day.

I also cannot lift the weights I once could. Every once in a while I will still try to lift heavier weights on a good day, which leaves me regretting my decision and causes sleepless nights due to the pain.

But I also know the importance of keeping strong so I do what I can and when I can!

I’m 54 years old and keeping the weight in check and staying as strong as I can. I consider myself a great cook (No matter what my son says). My cupboards always have glass jars with fresh ingredients in them, and I don?t buy a lot of pre-packaged food.

I have been lucky most all of my life to keep a good diet and I have always had a taste for good, clean food. I am definitely a label reader and have to know what I am putting into my body!

I’m here to tell you to keep moving. ?If you can move, than you can improve. ?So don’t stop being active, even if your body makes it difficult.

At Advantage Personal Training we ask our clients to trust us that we will create a fitness program suited to their level that will help them reach their goals. If you?ve never worked out, or if you?ve always worked out, we take seriously our role in your health.

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