Sweat Equity (noun)- sustained effort; hard work

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    I'm a school teacher who has a passion for strength and conditioning. Over the years I have gained knowledge from the books, but more importantly through life experience and continued learning. My passion has turned into a side business. I see my responsibility as: 1. developing my trainees' strength throughout the whole body, not parts and pieces, both physically and mentally, and 2. to educate people on proper, effective exercise. If you train with me you will not get a cheerleader, but you will get somebody who will push and encourage you so that you will attain your goals. If you want to whine and not work hard, then find another trainer. It doesn't matter if you are a middle aged housewife or a college athlete-I can get you where you want to go, but only if you want it! If you are interested in training or nutritional counseling to achieve your goals, then please get in touch. Progress, not perfection! -Sweat Equity
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Dealing with injuries

Posted by Sweat Equity on 04/16/2015

When dealing with injuries, however minor they may be, we must tend to that injury in order ro avoid a much longer term, more debilitating condition. It can get pretty frustrating and downright irritating when a body part won’t cooperate and just heal. So, what to do in the meantime. First of all, listen to the professionals. If your PT or MD tells you something, you have two choices: 1. Listen to what they say or 2. Ignore them at the risk of making things worse. Next, with what you are able to do, set some goals for something you want to improve. Maybe your ankle keeps you from squatting in the short term. In that case, it’s time to work on upper body goals. Maybe your shoulder is nagging you. In that case, pick a lower body or conditioning goal. It could be to squat more weight or increase reps for a current weight. Make it a challenge though, so you can keep the boredom at bay. Yes, it sucks to be limited, but if you don’t take care of it now, you’ll have to take care of it for longer, later. Basically, make the best out of the situation. Pick a few challenging, but attainable goals and start working towards them. There is no magic pill. You have to be patient to heal.

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