Some of My Resources

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So I had an interesting email from a client the other day asking me for more info and resources so they could learn from.

Normally most trainers WON’T give out their resources, because they think if they give out all their stuff that made you buy their services in the first place then you won’t need them any more…

That is a complete moronic way of thinking, I WANT my clients to be smart and I want them to learn as much as they want, so if they want more info and more resources I’m always happy to show them where I get my material.

So below are some of my more popular go-to resources that I get a some of my material from, but honestly guys I have a TON of people that I learn from.

What are below are free resources so don’t worry you won’t have to spend anything… unless of course you have money burning a hole in your pocket in which case I can help 😉 [Read more…]

My Gym Bag

 

 

Below is where I get all my 5 favorite gym gadgets

 

 

In Health and Awesomeness,

 

 

 

Travis Merritt, BS, CPT, CES, RBT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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Last min holiday gifts for those fitness buffs

Hey, sometimes we don’t know what to get people and we need some last min ideas. Here is what I personally recommend… in fact I hope to get some of these this holiday season (wink wink) 🙂

 

1. Resistance Bands – Any of my clients that have worked with me know that I’m a HUGH believer in resistance  band training. Why? Bands just put stress on the body in ways that gravity or free weights can’t, helps reduce injury time, helps prevent injury, more versatile than free weights (come on I have bands that go up to 200lbs, beats the hell out of carrying a 200lb weight were ever I go), the list can go on. Get a pair and I promise you can’t go wrong. Resistance Band Training <—- Click on the link

 

 

 

 

2. Foam Roller – If you haven’t found out about this secret to proper warm up and tissue quality then my friend you are missing something that will change your life in training… I’m not exaggerating about that claim either. Just trust me on this, it is the best investment that you can do.        Perform Better Foam Rollers

 

 

3. TRX System – Want to bring the workouts to another level? Suspension training is an amazing way to maximize bodyweight training in angles that can’t be done anywhere else. If you don’t believe me on this look at a gymnast and you’ll see what I’m talking about 😉  

 

 

4. Prograde Supplements – I won’t tell you how important proper supplementation is to training because I’m sure that you’ve heard it and frankly I could rant all day. One of the best supplement companies I’ve used and I highly recommend it. Feel free to e-mail me if you want my personal recommendation on what you should start with.          Prograde Supplements

 

 

 

 

 

5. Personal Training – I’m a trainer you knew that I was going to plug this in the list lol! On a serious note a few sessions with a good trainer can make the world of difference when it comes to someone’s workout. We can tailor workouts and exercises to fit that person’s needs and really cut the learning curve down exponentially which can save
you sooooooooo much frustration. For more info send an e-mail to Travis@fitnessrevolutionrowlett.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Food – Yes you read that correctly, I said food. Not just any food of course but healthy food for those healthy nutrition buffs. Sometimes the biggest hassle with that is the preparation of course but I have been using a company for the past few months and these people have it down! I’ll have more articles about this on down the road but they will have you a month’s supply of prepared, healthy, good tasting (I’m serious about that too) food to you the next day! As a fitness buff this just awesome! Click On this Link!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Massage – Recovery is just as important part of an exercise regime as the gym work, in a lot of cases proper recovery is even MORE important. How do I figure that? If you’re not recovering properly then all your doing is just continuing to tear down your body and never let it show the results of the work you put into the gym. A good set of hands is hard to find I know but e-mail me and I’ll personally send you the contact info on who I use… she is amazing! Email me at Travis@fitnessrevolutionrowlett.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Health and Fitness,

 

 

 

Travis Merritt, BS, CPT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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Not your typical wall squat

Awesome Squat Technique!

This will be the final video that I will do, for the time being, on how to do proper leg work. Honestly I could go on all day about tips, tricks, form and technique but it can get a bit too much into the science of specific conditions. If you have questions though, post them in the comment section below and I’ll be more than happy to help 🙂

 

 

*** Below the video I’ve placed a link to where I get all my bands, trust me guys they are AMAZING***

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the video and tell me what you think!

 

As always any suggestions for further videos that you would like to see let me know!

 

This LINK below is the EXACT place I get all my band equipment

Resistance Bands <—- Click on the link to get your own!

 

In Health and Fitness,

 

 

 

Travis Merritt, BS, CPT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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Better looking glutes… and safer :)

With all the videos that I have been doing over proper leg work I figured that I need to add in explanation on how to properly initiate a squat.

Most think that you need to bend your knees first but that is BAD… that is a fast way to wear them out. Instead we want to start the motion out with our hips. Take a look at the video and you’ll see how I teach this motion to ensure that anyone who tries this well not only build a better backside and NOT sore knees.

 

*** Below the video I’ve placed a link to where I get all my bands***

 

Take a look at the video and tell me what you think!

 

 

As always any suggestions for further videos that you would like to see let me know!

 

This link below is the EXACT place I get all my band equipment.

Resistance Bands <—– Click on it to get your own!

 

In Health and Fitness,

 

 

 

Travis Merritt, BS, CPT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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