I’m Eric, and welcome to Eric Decker Fitness.
This is the place where I meet you… or where my knowledge and skills meet your desire to get fit.
I live by the motto “get fit for life”. This could just as easily be “real fitness for real life”.
Either way the goal is the same: to get fit and live life better.
To prove I’m not just some guy off the street, here’s what qualifies me to talk about fitness:
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
- Precision Nutrition – Level 1 Certified Coach (PN1)
- Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) – Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) *in progress
- Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice (random I know, and it’s a long story. I only note this because I took plenty of Exercise Science/Kinesiology classes)
- Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA
- I’ve been training myself for 11 years (and yes I’ve made every mistake in the book)
I take my craft seriously. I’m always seeking new experiences, taking new courses, and getting new certifications.
- Age: 32
- Current body weight: 176 lbs
- Current body fat %: 10
- Resting heart rate: 51 BPM
- 5 kilometer run: 22:58
- 1.5 mile run: 10:27
- 2,000 meter row: Coming soon.
- Squat: 275 lbs
- Deadlift: 340 lbs
- Press: 122 lbs
- Row: 170 lbs
- Max push-ups: 36 reps
- Max pull-ups: 14 reps
I’m always working on these numbers and they’ll be updated regularly.
More Personal Stuff
- I’m a father to two awesome kids. I love being a father and it’s something that defines me.
- I love to read. I’m always reading 3-4 books at a time.
- I love lists, as you can see from this page.
My Core Tenets For Fitness Success
- Make training fun. If it’s fun and you enjoy it, you’ll do it.
- Train progressively, always track and measure.
- Commit to the long-term. It doesn’t happen overnight.
- Train all energy systems.
- Form follows function. Train for performance, looks will follow.
- Proper technique (form) first, range of motion second, everything else (intensity, speed, etc.) third.
- Do no harm. Injuries kill progress.
- Eat high-quality, minimally processed foods in the right amounts to support training and body composition (but also enjoy yourself at times).
- Get enough deep sleep and find ways to manage stress to recover and regenerate.
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