Stuff I Recommend: 1

So sometimes I just want to put out a short blog post on what I have been up to and share some new wonderful things in all walks of life that I have found.  Some may be new to you and some I may be arriving late to the party with (probably more often than not).  But if one person benefits then it is well worth it.

With the Christmas season coming upon us, I have some clients that take off for the winter for warmer climates than what the Pittsburgh winter months have to offer.  Since they will not be around in December they are kind enough to give me a little something before they leave for the holiday season and as a nice gesture of their appreciation of what I do for them.  I try to use these gifts to invest in myself which will make me a better coach for them when they come back in the spring.

So I purchased six books on Amazon with a gift card I was given.  Now if you need books, (I like the physical, hold in my hand and write/highlight notes kind that take up space on a shelf) Amazon is great because you can get used ones for as cheap as a penny.  You then normally pay $3.99 in shipping, so $4 for a way to educate yourself is a good investment.  As I said I was able to get 6 books off of another trainer’s recommended reading lists from the gift card I received.  To say the least I am pretty excited each time one them shows up in my mailbox.  Now to focus on only read one at a time….

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The first to reach my door was Selling the invisible:  A Field Guide to Modern Marketing.  Now this, as the title says, is more of a marketing book, which I really need as a business owner.  I feel this is one area I really could use more work on.  It is a very quick read, so you should be able to get through it pretty quickly, but is filled with a lot of great information that you can start applying right away.  If you are a small business owner, make the small investment in this book.

 

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As I slowly build a home gym (first I need a garage to put it in) I purchased the Operator 2.0 bar from Rogue fitness.  Even though there is a lot sciencey stuff that goes into making this bar, I am not going to try to pretend that I know what I am talking about by telling you about it.  Just read the specs on the website if you want to know.  I can say that, I enjoy using it, it feels great in your hand, and it does seem to handle “smoother” than other barbells I have used in the past.  I have used the Rogue Ohio Bars at Crossfit412, which I would give the same review.  I’ll be honest, I thought the green and black color was unique and cool, so I paid the few extra bucks for it.  I think you’ll be happy with any Rogue bar that you buy.

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I’ve mentioned this product before but can not reiterate enough how amazing these pancakes are.  About Time chocolate chip pancakes contain 21g of protein and 6 grams of fiber and 260 calories per serving.  Together with the amount of carbs, they make a complete delicious breakfast that is fast and easy to make while eating healthy and helping you hit your nutrition goals.  You can also use the mix for protein bars as well.  They are a Pittsburgh-based company and their products have been popping up in our local grocery stores.  I am not sure if they have expanded to your local grocery store or not, but with the convenience of the internet, you can order yourself some today!  Check out their website at tryabouttime.com  You can thank me later.

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Kevin Fulton

Kevin Fulton is personal trainer in Pittsburgh, PA. His goal is to help his clients look, feel, and move better. In his spare time you can find him under a barbell or practicing jiu jitsu.

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