Gymchat 222 - The Difference Between Exercise & Training (Why You Should TRAIN!) (Ryan Burgess)

What, How and Why.


A deceptively simple question - what's the difference between exercising and training?

This week we'll be looking closely at this subtle distinction, and how to approach things in the most effective way possible. Tackling this one is Powerlifter & Strength Coach Ryan Burgess, joined by Strongman & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. If you've got questions for Ryan or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself). Details below.


Details -

Who : Powerlifter & Strength Coach Ryan Burgess and Strongman & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett
Topic : The Difference Between Exercise & Training (Why You Should TRAIN!)
When : Wednesday Nov 6, 9pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone)
How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.

See you there.


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Previously : A couple of weeks ago we held Gymchat 220 : High Intensity Training - HIT (with Chris Lutz and Josh Hewett). Great discussion.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.




Coming Up : we've got several fantastic discussions lined up for the next few months, details shortly. One of those is an area I'm intrigued by personally, the Future of Fitness. Fascinating topic.

To give you an idea of what we'll be talking about and why it's essential (especially if you're a fitness professional yourself, or planning to be), here's a quick primer. And if you'd like to join us on the panel, just drop Josh a line. We'd love to hear from you.


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Looking At : Nov 3, 2013.Echo Point, Blue Mountains.For the next couple of weeks I'll be on-the-road (back Nov 14) - experiencing the joys of hotel workouts and somewhat sporadic internet connections. In the meantime, here's a gem from the archives : What Really Works? Effective Strength Training Principles (Josh 'Do it with Hewett' Hewett) NB : Josh is a fantastic communicator . To find out more about his thinking behind training and nutrition, check out his other articles here, at Top Form Fitness and of course the weekly Gymchats. Fantastic things.


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