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Best Lauren Pak podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Lauren Pak podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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We are Jason and Lauren Pak and we co-own Achieve Fitness - a gym located in Somerville, MA. We've been coaches in the fitness industry for over a decade now, and we're excited to share our experience and knowledge with you in a Q+A format! It seems like anyone these days can add "fitness" or "coach" to their Instagram handle and tout themselves as a fitness expert on social media, which is why we decided to create this show to dispel myths and provide quality information to our listeners. W ...
 
Tune in twice a month where we interview other parents in our community and around the world about raising kids in today's world. We talk about the daily joys and struggles of working towards a balanced family life. Sometimes it’s just us, having a conversation about what we’re learning about ourselves and our kids, and sometimes we interview other parents to learn about what they’re doing to raise good humans. We love connecting with people, learning about their 'why' and where they’re at i ...
 
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What’s up, Achievers?! We hope you’ve had a wonderful week thus far! We kick this episode off with our thoughts on the new Peloton ad and all of the outrage associated with it (0:40). We then go into a really big topic about weight loss. Where do you start? Does it make you bulky? Should you count macros? There’s just so much more to weight loss th…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week last week! For the first topic, we cover how to train around a groin injury that incurred while sumo deadlifting (3:27). Next, we covered two questions in regards to strength training programming (10:12). Also, here’s the link to the previous podcast we mentioned: https://achievin…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! In our first question, we discuss what the “best” rep range for fat loss is (3:41). Then, we covered the best uses for isolation machines besides hypertrophy (16:43). Finally, we discussed the percentage of isolation vs compound movements we use when working with either a fat loss or h…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! In today’s episode, we discuss the importance of inclusivity and not being exclusive or elitist in the fitness space (1:29). We then discuss strategies to stave off knee pain (9:15) especially when training for something performance related. We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rat…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We received a question from a student named Melissa from William Patterson University, who was writing a paper for one of her classes entitled “How to Lose Weight Slowly” hence the title of our podcast. Lauren and I decided to not chat in advance before this episode and decided to see what naturally came out through conversat…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! In the first question, we discuss squats and deadlifts and which one each one of us would “choose” and why (4:37). Next, Lauren talks about one thing she’s changed her mind on in health and fitness as we’ve gained more and more experience over the years (7:31). Finally, I talk about how to incorporate progressive overload int…
 
Dr. John Berardi joins Kevin to talk about how to find your path in the fitness industry and how we can take the industry into the future while making as big an impact as possible. Dr. Berardi's new book -- Change Maker -- is being called the health and fitness industry’s #1 career guide. And, for a short time, he’s making the first few chapters (p…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We kick things off in the episode by talking about the powerlifting meet we hosted organized by our Fitness Director, Sarah Polacco, and the Womens’ Strength Coalition. Our first topic was bodyweight exercises and how to progress them like push ups and pull ups (10:55). Then, we discussed back pain during deadlifts and why it…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! In this episode, Lauren kicks things off by talking about the powerlifting meet we’re hosting at Achieve Fitness this Sunday put on by the Womens’ Strength Coalition. Our first topic is figuring out whether or not a program is appropriate for you or not (5:41). Next, we talked about what “core” actually means and what muscles…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you all had a wonderful couple weeks! In the first topic, we go over one of the more common mistakes that we see at the gym (3:27). Next, we went over why we choose not to talk about exercises that will help someone get “ripped” or “lean” (7:45). From there, we talked about why all coaches regardless of whether or not th…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! One of our favorite episodes to date thus far and we address a wide variety of topics in this one :) We first address why we, unlike a lot of fitness professionals, don’t choose to meal prep. (2:12) Then, we talk about an Instagram post we posted last week about how some days during your training feel great and why some might…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We’ve got a good episode for you all today filled with some mythbusting! Our first topic was addressing what might be happening if your hamstrings are “always tight” (2:50). After that, we covered why you might find that a lot of fitness professionals really, aggressively tuck the hips under at the top of their squat (6:20). …
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Slightly different format for you all today along with a special segment at the end! In our first topic, we go over whether or not you should push through your heels or your whole foot (4:09). Next, we went over how specialty tools like maces, clubs, sandbags, and kettlebells should be incorporated into your program (7:03) Th…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We’re back with another podcast! In the first question, we talk about the three exercises that we each would choose if we could only do 3 exercises for the rest of our lives (2:21). Next, we talk about the difference between having “visible abs” and a “strong core” (10:21). Lastly, we talk about how to build a strength progra…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! It’s been a minute! In this episode, we explain why we took a brief hiatus as well as why we decided to lease a dedicated podcast/video studio. We apologize in advance for some of our audio issues - it’ll get better! We just need to get used to the acoustics of the space and possibly pick up some new equipment. In the first q…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you all are doing well! In the first question of this episode we went over how many times you should squat per week if you want to get stronger (2:22). We also went over what to do if you feel as though your wrists want to bend backwards while squatting (7:35). Next, we went over whether or not we think people should try…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Lauren, as well as two of our other coaches: Ted and Michaela, gave a presentation concerning different facets of nutrition to our members at Achieve. In this episode, you’ll gain some insight on why you should always take nutrition advice with a grain of salt as well as some personal insight from Lauren on how she healed her…
 
In this episode, we talk to 2017 CrossFit Games Team Champ Michaela North and her husband Craig. We discuss their big family dynamic (4 kids), having twins, having a positive, real online persona, and what it is like transitioning into a different stage of life after having their last kiddo Scottie.By Patrick Barber
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! In the first question, we talked about how to address excessive quad dominance while squatting (4:22). Next, we discussed our thoughts on protein powder and which brands we recommend (9:59). Lastly, we talked about how to set up for a hip hinge/deadlift and what to do if your lower bac…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! In this episode, we spend the first few minutes discussing the launch of AchieveOnline! If you’d like to skip ahead to the questions, head to 7:44! In the first question, we talk about how to push past a training plateau (7:44). Then, we talked about the best ways to mentally and physically prepare for the extended downtime a…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Sorry for the hiatus - we’re back! First we went over how often a person should for a personal best/PR/1 rep max (5:58). Next, we talked about lifting weights with a slipped disc/bulging disc/etc. and how we’d approach training with that sort of diagnosis (11:49). Finally, we talked about how to approach strength training as …
 
For this episode, we 'sat down' (via inter-webs) with Jason and Lauren Pak from Achieve Fitness Boston. Their goal is to make fitness inclusive, fun and tailored for each individuals needs. They are doing a fantastic job both in person at their Achieve Fitness Boston gym location and online with their brilliantly simple, informative and no judgemen…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! In the first question, we talk about a really common question - “how can I feel less intimidated at the gym?” (3:07). Next, we talk about how to engage your glutes at the top of a bridge, squat, and deadlift (13:06). Finally, we talk about if Anterior Pelvic Tilt is something you shou…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! First off, thanks to all of you who reviewed the podcast last week - we really appreciate it! Please keep em’ coming, everyone! In the first question, we delve into knee position during squats and what to do if “nothing” is working to improve your form (1:55). Next, we talked about the Landmine set-up and what we think about …
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! In the first question, we go over whether or not it’s a good idea to incorporate HIIT training before or in the middle of your strength workouts (2:25). Next, we go over if you should write your own workouts or hire someone to create them for you (5:15). Lastly, we over the best way to…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Super quick episode for you all today! In the first question, we go over what sets/reps we generally recommend (2:08). Next, we discussed whether calories from “junk” food is the same as calories from “healthy” food. (5:10) Lastly, we talked about general recommendations on what you should eat before a workout as well as how …
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Great little discussion to kick off today’s episode on how to determine where or not an exercise/modality (spin, Zumba, strength training, etc) is right for you (2:48). Next, we went over how to adjust single leg glute bridges so that it won’t cause pain in your lower back (11:38). Lastly, we went over whether or not a trap b…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We’re back with another AchieveMentors podcast - just a reminder that this is our show for fitness coaches and aspiring personal trainers. In today’s episode, we expand on AchieveMentors episode 4, and we talk about how how we hire and onboard our coaching staff! We think you gym owners out there will benefit a lot from this …
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Quick but action-packed episode for you all today! In the first question, we talk about how to optimize your form during back extensions in order to better engage the glutes (2:00). Next, we went over how to improve full range of motion push ups (4:38). Then, we delved into preventing shin splints. You can access the video on…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Our introduction has some references to our last podcast episode where we talk about what to do when someone offers you unsolicited advice at the gym - we couldn’t think of a great answer, so we sought out your opinion, and Lauren’s mom happened to write in with the perfect answer! In our first question, we cover what we thin…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you’re all staying safe and warm if you’re in the Northeast with this snowstorm! In the first question, we talk about how to politely shut down unsolicited advice from a stranger at the gym (2:40). We didn’t have a definitive answer here and bring the topic back up again later (20:57). Then, we discussed how to avoid bac…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! This one is a rapid-fire answer show with a ton of practical advice. In the first question, we talk about whether or not you should arch during bench pressing (2:17). Then, we covered some very general strategies on how to address adductor pain. We’re posting the IG post tonight (2/25/19) and I’ll link it in the show notes wh…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Super fun episode for you all today! In the first question, we discuss how to go about loading a barbell with multiple plates without looking silly in the process (2:55) Next, we go over exercises that we like to use on the BOSU ball and whether or not we think that the BOSU ball is an effective tool overall (8:10) Then, we c…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We go through a lot of information in a short amount of time for this one! In the first question, we talk about why a person’s hamstrings might “feel” chronically tight (2:14). Then, we discuss the second part of the question, which is how to go about activating the glutes better (6:28). After that, we discuss some ideas to s…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! AchieveMentors is our podcast for fitness coaches and aspiring personal trainers. In today’s episode, we go over exactly how we onboard our members from the inquiry to the retention process. Now, we currently have a team of about 10 coaches and managers so our process is a much bigger operation. If you’re a personal trainer o…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Really good episode for you all today that was completely uninterrupted by our little guy! In the first topic, we delve into some recent research about the best frequency to maximize muscle growth as well as our thoughts on research in general (5:06) Next, we talk about some concepts like grease the groove, training to failur…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! In the first question, we talk about a couple ways to improve stability when you lunge. The key concepts are to reduce range of motion, make the exercise less dynamic, and utilize various forms of assistance (4:59). Next, we delved into how to transition from traditional strength exercise…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We missed Monday’s episode due to being in sunny Florida, but we’re back! In the first question, we talk about what muscle groups are being worked during a Romanian Deadlift and whether or not the glutes should be playing a significant role or not (2:08). Next, we talked about how to maintain healthy habits while traveling (5…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! It took us a little while to get going because Kendrick has been through a bit of a sleep regression and we were recording this episode pretty early - so bear with us haha! In the first question we answer a question asking if we recommend a mobility program like RomWod or MobilityWod (1:29). We then go over how our personal w…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Hope all you Northeast Achievers are staying warm throughout this cold and somewhat-snowy-depending-on-where-you-live period! In the first question we talk about how to get a recovery workout in and what it entails (3:01). Next, we talk about how to address hips shooting up early during a deadlift. We talk about this YouTube …
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Just a reminder that AchieveMentors is a podcast specifically for fitness professionals and aspiring personal trainers! In the first question, we dive into whether or not someone can be a full-time student and start the process of becoming a personal trainer (1:10). Next, we talked about some of the logistics of how we came t…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! A super practical episode for you all today that we think will help a lot of you out! In the first question, we talk about what to do and how to address your chest “dumping forward” when you squat down. We reference this ankle mobility video, this core stability video, and this t-spine mobility video (6:45). Then, we addresse…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! A super practical episode for you all today that has more tangible advice. In the first question, we talked about the different between forward and reverse lunges, which one we prefer and why (4:22). Then, we covered the ideal spinal position for both loaded and unloaded squats (8:30). Next, we discussed some knee-friendly ca…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Just a reminder that AchieveMentors is a podcast specifically for fitness professionals and aspiring personal trainers! This was a fun one! The first question, we went a little deep and talked about what we would’ve done differently earlier on in our careers (1:45). Next, we dicuss how we approach starting a mobile PT busines…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! Episode 102! In question one, we tackle how to train with osteoporosis (1:08). Next, we talk about how to get into an optimal conventional deadlift stance (6:28). Finally, we delve into how we coach breathing and bracing for squatting and deadlifting based upon the context of the situation. (18:07). We hope you enjoyed this e…
 
What’s up, Achievers?! We’ve got a very specific topic for today’s episode and it’s all about how to create and put together your own strengtht training program. Here are a couple of notes: Joint-By-Joint Approach Neck - StabilityShoulder - MobilityScapular - StabilityT-Spine - MobilityLower Back - StabilityHip - MobilityKnee - StabilityAnkle - Mob…
 
What’s up, Achievers! We decided to make a separate show dedicated to specifically those who are personal trainers, fitness coaches, and aspiring fitness professionals. This episode covers some of our most commonly asked questions from aspiring coaches like our recommended baseline certifications to obtain a CPT, our recommended specialty certifica…
 
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