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The Trink Fitness Family Newsletter

   Were you one of those families that sent out a newsletter with your holiday cards each year? Where your Mom spills the … [Read More...]

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Don’t Fake Your Fats

I know it’s still hard for some of you to believe, but fats are really, really good for you. They provide essential nutrients, are … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Personal Trainer Tips for Hypertrophy Programming

1. Hypertrophy programming should revolve around three factors: volume (total work done), muscle damage and variety of movements 2. Lifting tempo is more critical for hypertrophy than any other phase. Be sure to prescribe lifting tempos and make sure you client sticks to them. 3. Ideal time under tension (total amount of time a set […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned In The Past 5 Months

With 5 months already behind us in 2011 I wanted to share 5 things that have come to light for me since the beginning of the year. 1. Quality Matters This is true whether we are talking about nutrition, training, supplements, recovery or any other aspect of fitness and health. When focusing on my own […]

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Searching For Donny Shankle

“You think that was hard. That wasn’t hard.” These words were my introduction to Donny Shankle. He had just cleaned 220 kilograms (484 pounds!) off the blocks turned to the camera that was filming him and essentially told the world that he had more in the tank. I was turned onto Shankle by a client, […]

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RUDY-RUDY-RUDY: The Risks and Rewards of Following Your Dreams

Have you ever seen the movie “Rudy”? If not, here’s a recap. A runt-of-the-litter high school football player grows up in a steel town. Graduates and works at the mill. His best and only friend dies in an accident so the kid, Rudy, decides to follow his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. His […]