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Online Personal Trainer blog posts of the week Dec 4 – Dec 10

by Jonathan Goodman | Follow on Twitter

The best blog posts from online personal trainers this past week.

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Hey guys.  This morning I’m recovering from a party of 25 in my smallish apartment.  I’ve been busy lately and haven’t seen my good friends in a long time so it was truly special.  Every year we all make sure to get together, dress up nice, and eat great food.  This was our tenth anniversary.  Despite us all following different paths it shows the importance of true friends.  many of us had not seen each other in months or more and yet, it still felt like old times.  Cherish the people who are important to you.

Also I get asked daily how I built the incredible team of coaches at the PTDC.  Instead of answering each person specifically I wrote an official response and had it published on Problogger. This is special because Problogger was the first book I ever read on blogs.  I’m glad they liked what I had to say.  You can check out the article here.

If you missed the PTDC posts from this past week check them out first:

The Journey to Teaching Trainers, Speaking at Conferences, and Writing for T-Nation – Dean Somerset

Training Clients for Strength: Bang for your buck – Guest Post (Greg Robins)

The Best online personal trainer blog posts

Ankle dysfunction and knee pain – Mike Robertsen

An exercise you can’t avoid for sports performance, strength & looks – Eirik Forlie

The parasympathetic nervous system: Looking for a way in – Patrick Ward

Can you train through an injury? – Coach Dean Somerset

Top lessons from Perform  Better 2011 mixed with a helluva journey – Jon Goodman

Why my clients are better than your clients: And are making me rich – Jon Goodman (I published a lot this past week it seems like.  Sorry for all the shameless plugs.  This article stirred up some controversy.  What do you think?)

Why I prefer training women – Jon Goodman (on Neghar Fonooni’s blog)

Is exercise the magic pill? – Anoop Balachandran (I love Anoops blog.  He doesn’t update often but when he does it’s great.)

Pull ups and how to get good at them – John Alvino

Giant sets training – Nick Mitchell

Sleep and weight loss – Kevin Richardson

Interview with Reid Coolsaet: Canada’s fastest runner – Mark Kennedy (Mark writes a great blog and gets interviews with some of the top athletes in the world.  Check out his archives)


“People will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, justify their failures, allay their fears, confirm their suspicions and help them throw rocks at their enemies.” – Blair Warren

About the Author
Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is the creator and head coach of the PTDC and has a distaste for third person bios ... Hey, I'm Jon and I'd have to say that this site is pretty awesome. Thanks for being here. If you're interested in my brand new book, it's called Ignite the Fire (revised, updated, and expanded). My team and I have also created the first Academy and certification for online trainers. Click here to check out the Online Trainer Academy.