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The GymWits Podcast

The GymWits Podcast is a health and fitness podcast aimed at discussing any and all aspects of fitness. Discussion topics range from the mainstream to more obscure topics but it is all meant to be informative and accessible.
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Sep 26, 2016

Beginning life as a personal trainer can be difficult, even if you are prepared for the grind. This week on the podcast, Ryan shares some great insight into life as a fitness pro, especially for those beginning in the industry. 

Topics include:

Planting seeds

Group Exercise can be your friend

Best practices

Find a niche but don't shoehorn yourself

and much more...

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Sep 19, 2016

It's another Interesting Studies edition of The GymWits Podcast. This week, the GymWits discuss a number of interesting health & fitness related studies from around the world. Todays Discussion includes:

Augmentation with resistance bands

Is meniscus surgery necessary?

Regular physical activity is the only magic bullet

 
Can an hour a day make sitting ok? 
 
Fidgeting can prevent femoral arterial syndrome
 
More benefits of exercise with age
Sep 12, 2016

This week's episode of the GymWits Podcast features their interview with Andrea Eilertson. Andrea is a women's fitness expert and host of the Peaceful Power Podcast. In this wide ranging interview, Andrea gives her thoughts on a variety of topics in the world of women's fitness. For more info, check out her website http://safiretraining.com/

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Sep 6, 2016

Justin has a new goal to get shredded so he has enlisted the help of his best friend and co-host, Ryan, to design a program to reach that goal. This week, you get an inside look (or listen) inside of a fitness consultation with Ryan as they try to develop a program that meets Justin's needs. 

As a bonus, listeners who have the GymWits App on iOS will have a bonus, strength building, workout that Ryan has put together for Justin. 

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Aug 29, 2016
  1. This week the GymWits discuss the concept of sacrifice when it comes to athletes. What does it mean and how does it impact performance and life? 

 

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Aug 22, 2016
Aug 15, 2016

Every 4 years (or 2 if you"re a fan of winter sports) the Olympic games brings to the surface the question of which sport produces the best athletes. As the GymWits discovered, attempting to answer this question leads one down a rabbit hole that can be difficult to climb out of. This week the GymWits discuss the many components to being an athlete and how these components apply to a variety of sports. 

 

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Aug 8, 2016

After months of inconsistency, Justin is finally working out consistently. This week, Justin talks a bit about his recent journey and the GymWits talk about different strategies for getting out of a fitness slump. 

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Aug 1, 2016

For the average person, embarking on a fitness and nutrition program requires some level of behavior modification. The question is, what is the best approach to modifying behavior? It's a bit of a tortoise and the hair kind of situation. We often hear and read about programs that require massive changes that can lead to fast and major results. On the other hand, there are those that believe that a slow and steady approach is the best way to achieve lasting results. 

This week, the GymWits talk about the two approaches, their pro's, con's and what may represent the best option for you. 

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Jul 25, 2016

This week the GymWits interview Physical  Therapist and Posture expert Tami Peavy. The discussion is wide ranging and includes some great information that can be useful to anyone looking to improve their overall health and fitness. Tami talks at length about her practice and how poor posture can cause the aging process to accelerate. They talk about how to combat this by making small but significant changes. Tami's website, PracticalTherapy4U serves as a tremendous resource for anyone looking for more information on how to improve their posture. 

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Jul 18, 2016

This week, the GymWits talk about ways in which people take the easy path both in life and in fitness. There are times when taking the easy path is the right thing and other times where is a result of short-sightedness or laziness. Avoiding conflict, relying on technology or avoiding discomfort can often be detrimental both in life and in fitness. Check out this engaging and thought provoking discussion this week on the podcast. 

Also this week, the GymWits debut the Cheat Meal exclusively for ios App users. The Cheat Meal is the podcast where the GymWits can talk about any subjects that arent related to fitness. This week they discuss the fallout and implications of UFC 200 as well as the recent sale of the MMA giant. 

 
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Jul 11, 2016

Goals, everyone has them. In the fitness world, they vary wildly buy when broken down, they usually fit into one (or more) of 4 primary categories. Those categories are; Aesthetics, Health, Energy and Function. This week, Ryan and Justin talk about specific goals and which categories they fall in. 

This discussion is useful because often times we don't really consider our goals beyond the superficial. Enjoy. 

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Jul 4, 2016

This week the GymWits discuss the importance of exercise as we age. Aging increases the risk of a number of ailments including; metabolic syndrome; obesity; arthritis; Cardiovascular disease; and cognitive decline. The GymWits cover all of these ailments and what the research says about how exercise can combat them. 

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Jun 27, 2016

Last week, Ryan co-wrote an article for Cracked.com sharing the secrets or personal training. It is a great piece and we highly recommend you check it out here. One of the things that ended up not being shared in the article is the topic for discussion this week. This week, Ryan and Justin talk about the various odd jobs that Ryan has had directly from his clients. Some, like help moving, are to be expected while others, like flying a dog across country, are simply strange. Enjoy. 

 

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Jun 20, 2016

Run your own business? This week on the podcast, Justin wants some tips for freelancers to maintain their fitness while working through a stressful and unpredictable schedule. Ryan shares his experience both personally as well as with clients. 

 

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Jun 13, 2016

This week the GymWits discuss periodization. Periodization is a highly specialized form of training utilized by athletes to achieve peak, in-competition, performance. They discuss the details as well as whether or not periodization can be effective for the average fitness enthusiast. That and much more this week on the GymWits Podcast. 

 

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Jun 6, 2016

This week is another Ask the Trainer edition in which we answer your questions. Thie week the GymWits tackle a variety of questions including: 

- The cost/ benefit of wearing a sweatsuit

- Having fun with exercise

- Finding the right program

- and more. 

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May 30, 2016

This week the GymWits discuss pain as it related to exercise including the old adage "No pain, no gain." The GymWits also talk about the difference between pain and discomfort and whether or not you should "fight through it." 

 

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May 23, 2016

The fitness world was abuzz a couple of weeks ago after news broke of a potentially groundbreaking new study. The GymWits analyze and discuss the study and it's implications for the fitness world. 

 

Click here to read the study yourself. 

 

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May 16, 2016

This week Ryan had to vent about a recent experience with a client. It gives some interesting insight into the client- trainer relationship and the process that fitness professionals go through with new clients. 

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May 9, 2016

In this weeks episode of the podcast, Justin has a challenge for Ryan. The challenge is to develop a workout consisting of the 6 best exercises. As usual, what appears to be an easy task is not as simple as it would seem. Listen to the GymWits discuss the 6 best exercises this week on the podcast. Click here for a PDF of the workout/ fitness routine.

 

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May 2, 2016

This week on the podcast, the GymWits discuss the how's, what's and why's of fitness. When should you focus on the journey vs. the destination? 

 
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Apr 25, 2016

This week, the GymWits discuss tips for training the biceps. In this episode they talk about the various muscles involved and how to position the arm to get the most out of your biceps workout. 

This week, Ryan also discusses his experience participating in his first Spartan Race. 

 
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Apr 18, 2016

This week on the podcast, Ryan and Justing argue about the importance of listening to music in the gym. 

 
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Apr 11, 2016

This week, Ryan is doing his first Spartan race and that got the GymWits to thinking about the idea of fitness as a sport. With the recent trend of obstacle course races, crossfit and similar protocols, Ryan and Justin discuss the benefits and drawbacks of making fitness as the sport. 

 

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