Murph Prep Program

No matter how you slice it, Murph is a challenge, it is also one of my favorite workouts. I want to help out those who want to take on Murph this year by offering a free six week prep program. 

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George Cullen
Three Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer

Personal training is more popular than ever, in today’s society people want results now. Typically, people think if they hire a personal trainer, they will achieve their goals faster. This can be true, but there are some warning signs in a personal trainer to be on the lookout for.

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George Cullen
Injury Proof

During the off-season, you will always find athletes in the weight room trying to get bigger, stronger, and faster for next season. Once the season starts however, the weight room is commonly empty. This is the biggest mistake an athlete can make.

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George Cullen
Holiday Cheer

Here are five holiday workouts to do on the go when visiting friends and family over the holidays.  These workouts do not require any gear, can be done anywhere and can be done by the whole family!

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George Cullen
Just a Number

Why I will never be part of a corporate gym again: corporate gyms care more about sales rather than clients. Everything is set up through a corporate office, hundreds or even thousands of miles away from the actual gym. The franchised gym must report to corporate their sales and membership data. The client is simply just a number. 

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George Cullen
Problems in Gyms Today

This blog post was supposed to be short and sweet, highlighting the problems of the commercial fitness industry today. However, the more I wrote, the more I saw wrong with the fitness industry. Here are six flaws I have seen in my experience so far with working with 10 professional gyms. I have been involved in everything from corporate owned gyms with 5,000 members per club to private studios with 50 members. All of these places have shown me the good, the bad and the ugly in the fitness industry from different angles.

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George Cullen
Q&A Answers

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions to our first Q&A! If anyone has anymore questions or would like more detailed explinations send me an email at george@trainmaverick.com

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George Cullen
How Long Should Your Training Sessions Be?

A question I get all the time is “how long should I train for?” The answer is it depends on several factors: what your goals are, what are you doing on that specific day, and how much experience you have.  

In two weeks I will be answering all questions submitted from now until November 5th.  Submit all your questions for a Q&A article using this link to a form. All questions are anonymous, feel free to ask anything from methods, to equipment, to accessories, to specific lifts. Anything is fair game. Looking forward to reading your questions and answering!

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George Cullen
The Cost of Training

A gym a membership is a planned cost, spent little by little over a lifetime. A medical emergency is just that: an emergency. It is an unplanned expense that might or might not be accounted for. One thing is guaranteed, it is a major life changing event which will have major ramifications.

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George Cullen
Master the Things Which Require no Talent

You are not born with the ability to be prepared, or the work ethic to do extra. They are developed from practice, but they are not talents. They are not your percentage of fast twitch vs slow twitch muscle, height, or legs vs torso length. They are skills developed with practice. Start putting these skills to use today and creating a more positive outlook on life, both in the gym and outside.

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George Cullen
Training Frequency

There is a method to the madness on scheduling what days to lift heavy, what days to focus on power and explosion, what days to do intervals, and when to go on steady state endurance. Also, an effective training plan accounts for what muscle groups to target each of these days to prevent chance of injury. Working out is simple, but training and following a plan is hard.

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George Cullen
Making Time

I challenge you to take a time audit, see where you can find the necessary hours in your day to make the change in your life. Here are some common schedules I have seen shifted, in order to make the time.

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George Cullen
Using the Gym as a Life Tool

Do you work as hard as you can? Do you work as hard as you think you do? What about at work, at home, on other interest? Do you commit or do you simply just show up?  If you want to be successful at anything, you have to push through self-imposed limitation and set out to achieve what you set your mind to do

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George Cullen