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"Never Too Late to Educate" Article Picture
Never Too Late to Educate
Ben Crane | 1 July

I never had any intention of becoming a personal trainer. I was never really even interested in taking classes about

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A Personal Trainer’s Favorite Tips to Get and Stay Fit
Ben Crane | 1 June

1. Track. Your. Food! This is the easiest thing in fitness to do but 9/10 people won’t do it because

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Ben Crane's Dad Bod to Rad Bod 2019 Fitness Program from Do What You Can't
2019 Dad Bod to Rad Bod Program
Ben Crane | 1 May

One hundred days and 22.3 lbs later, my Dad Bod to Rad Bod program is complete. My one and only

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How to Own Your Health in Your Golden Years - Guest Post from Jason Lewis
Guest Post: How to Own Your Health in Your Golden Years
Guest Author | 1 April

Image courtesy of Pixabay Aging does not need to take the spark out of life. In fact, we can keep

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What Makes a Good Exercise Program?
What Makes a Good Exercise Program?
Ben Crane | 1 March

If someone asked you to create them an exercise program, what would your end product look like? I recently heard

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Fitness and Fatherhood: Preamble - a father and child watching the sunset over a beach
Fitness & Fatherhood: Preamble
Ben Crane | 1 February

I will never forget December 7th, 2018. My wife was home because she had a dentist appointment that morning and

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Dad Bod to Rad Bod 2019 Transformation Program Before Photo
Dad Bod to Rad Bod: Before
Ben Crane | 1 January

New Year. New Me! It’s time to lose that paternal pudge that we all (both men and women) tend to

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The Proof is in the Footing
The Proof is in the Footing
Ben Crane | 1 December

Minimalist shoes started becoming quite the fad around 10 years ago. Those ridiculous-looking Barefoot shoes that looked more like a

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In Sickness and in Fitness – Should We Sick or Swim?
Ben Crane | 1 November

Cold and Flu Season is upon us! Every year I field questions from clients wondering if they should workout if

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Program Review for Kris Gethin's 12-Week Muscle Building Trainer Program
Professional Program Review: Kris Gethin’s 12-Week Muscle-Building Trainer
Ben Crane | 1 October

One of Bodybuilding.com’s most popular training programs is Kris Gethin’s 12-Week Muscle-Building Trainer. Gethin is a world-renowned fitness icon who

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Gym equipment with Do What You Can't logo and "does Crossfit"
What Does a Personal Trainer Think About Crossfit?
Ben Crane | 1 September

Despite being quite popular for more than a decade now, I managed to make it all the way to this

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The Problems with Intuitive Eating
Ben Crane | 1 August

The dieting strategy known as “Intuitive Eating” is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Intuitive Eating

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Does Carb Cycling Work?
Does Carb Cycling Work?
Ben Crane | 1 July

A common fat-loss strategy is to add or remove starches from dietary intake day-to-day depending on activity level, type of

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Audrey's 2018 First Place Prize Winning Transformation
Client Transformation Story: 1st Place 2018
Ben Crane | 1 June

Meet Audrey. Audrey is the 1st Place Winner in the local Gold’s Gym Transformation Challenge. I first met Audrey in

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2018 Transformation Before and After for Ben Crane
A Guide to My Recent Transformation Challenge
Ben Crane | 1 May

Every year, Gold’s Gym hosts it’s annual Transformation Challenge. As an employee, I’m obviously not allowed to compete, but the

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Guest Post: How Your Fitness Routine Works with Your Overall Self-Care
Guest Author | 1 April

Self-care and fitness can feel like a balancing act in today’s society. We walk a tightrope between our hectic personal

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Functional Fitness: How Olympic Weightlifting Improves Camping Experience
Ben Crane | 1 March

It has been just over a year since I became both fascinated with and an avid participant in Olympic Weightlifting.

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Everything Wrong with What The Health, a Netflix Documentary
Everything Wrong with “What The Health” – Complete Documentary Review
Ben Crane | 1 February

Nationally Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer, Ben Crane, goes in-depth into the blatantly biased, vegan-inspired health claims against

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2017 Recap and Plans for 2018
My 2017 Recap and Hopes for 2018
Ben Crane | 1 January

Rather than follow the tune of the mass media and discuss only the negative occurrences of 2017 and what I

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Primal Sports: Athletic Events that Showcase Human History
Ben Crane | 15 December

Humans have been around for a very long time. Our history goes back well beyond written historical record, including artistic

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Guest Post: How Exercise Can Help Beat Both Anger and Addiction
Guest Author | 1 December

All too often, people who struggle with addiction must overcome a range of issues if they’re to achieve lasting sobriety.

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Gymtimidation - athletic, muscular man standing next to skinny, scrawny man
Is Gym-Timidation Real and What Can You Do About It?
Ben Crane | 15 November

Gym intimidation, or “gym-timidation” is the core marketing concept of Planet Fitness, a popular North American fitness center known for

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The 4 Best Pieces of a Perfect Fitness Program
Ben Crane | 1 November

I have seen enough success and failure both from personal training clients and myself to know what makes for a

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Gluttony - Is Fat Sinful
Is Fat Sinful?
Ben Crane | 15 October

I’m obviously not a religious ambassador, much less an expert on how to differentiate what is sinful for one person

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