Online Personal Trainer Focused On Clients With "Bigger Issues"
This post is a summary of an interview I did on my podcast with Justin McClintock - Feel Strong Fitness - Fitness Professional and Online Coach
Fitness has always been an important aspect of life for many people. With a surge in the popularity of fitness in recent years, many fitness professionals have emerged in the industry. Justin McClintock, a fitness professional from Philadelphia, has been making waves in the fitness industry for over 10 years. With a range of certifications, including Active Life Professional and Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Justin has become known for his expertise in helping clients with "bigger issues" such as chronic pain, nagging joints, and muscular dysfunction.
Justin is a certified Active Life Pro, OPEX CCP L-1, CrossFit L-2 Trainer, and Precision Nutrition L-1. In addition, he holds certifications in CrossFit Gymnastics and CrossFit Weightlifting and is the Director of Programming at Subversus Fitness. With such an impressive background, I was eager to learn more about his journey in the fitness industry and the philosophies he follows in his training approach.
In this interview, we talked to Justin about his approach to fitness and what sets him apart from other fitness professionals. He shared his insights on how important range of motion is for clients and how building muscle is not the only aspect of fitness.
As a personal trainer, it's easy to focus on the muscles that are most visible and easiest to train, such as the biceps, chest, and abs. However, there are three concepts that are often overlooked by personal trainers, but are just as important, if not more so, for overall fitness. These concepts are connective tissues, range of motion, and running without pain.
Connective tissues: Connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, are essential for proper joint stability and injury prevention. Without strong connective tissues, the joints become vulnerable to strains, sprains, and other types of injuries. To train connective tissues, it's important to incorporate exercises that put them under a controlled load, such as squats, deadlifts, and lunges.
Range of motion: Range of motion is the extent to which a joint can move through its full movement cycle. Good range of motion helps prevent injury, increases flexibility, and enhances performance in various activities. To improve range of motion, incorporate stretching, foam rolling, and mobility exercises into your workout routine.
Running without pain: Running is a popular form of exercise, but many people experience pain while running. This can be due to improper form, lack of proper warm-up, or weakness in certain areas of the body. To avoid pain while running, make sure to warm up properly, focus on proper form, and strengthen any weak areas, such as the hips, glutes, and knees.
Connective tissues, range of motion, and running without pain are all important aspects of fitness that should not be overlooked by personal trainers. Incorporating exercises that target these areas into your routine will help prevent injury, increase flexibility, and enhance performance. By considering these concepts, you'll not only look better but feel better too.
Justin explained how he helps clients overcome chronic pain and nagging joints. He emphasized the importance of focusing on each client's unique needs and not following a generic training plan. "My focus is not to have big group classes and stay true to the art of 1 on 1 private training," he said. "In this way, I can do what's right for the client."
When asked about the importance of range of motion, Justin stated that it is crucial for clients to have a good range of motion in order to avoid injury and to perform exercises correctly. He explained how range of motion affects the connective tissues, which play a significant role in overall fitness.
Justin also touched on the fact that even the smallest amount of pain is unacceptable when it comes to fitness. For example, he said, running with a small amount of knee pain can cause long-term damage. This is why he focuses on helping clients overcome pain and improve their range of motion, so they can continue to engage in physical activity without injury.
In conclusion, Justin McClintock is a highly skilled and experienced fitness professional who is dedicated to helping clients overcome chronic pain and improve their overall fitness. With a focus on 1 on 1 private training, he is able to tailor his training to each client's unique needs and help them achieve their fitness goals. Whether you're looking to build muscle, improve your range of motion, or overcome chronic pain, Justin is the perfect coach for you.
Hi, my name is Brad Williams with Over 40 Fitness Hacks Podcast. I've been a personal trainer and gym owner for 13 years. My goal is to help the over-40 crowd fight the aging process as best we can and still have a social life to along with it. Check all my episodes for the latest Fitness Hacks.