What’s up? 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.
Which brings me to my mission:
To empower you to reach fitness success in a fun, functional, and results-oriented way so that you can live your best life.
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 your best life.
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
- Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA.
- I’ve been training myself for 11 years (although I had no idea what I was doing the first 8 or so, haha).
I take my craft seriously. I’m always seeking new experiences, taking new courses, and getting new certifications.
Note: all numbers are approximate.
- Current Body Weight: 177 lbs
- Current Body Fat: 11%
- Resting Heart Rate: 51 BPM
- 5k Run: 22:58
- 1.5 Mile Run: 10:27
- 400m Sprint: Coming soon.
- 2,000m Row: Coming soon.
- 500m Row: 1:52
- Back Squat: 275 lbs
- Deadlift: 340 lbs
- Overhead Press: 122 lbs
- Bent-Over Row: 170 lbs
- Max Push-Ups: 34 reps
- Max Pull-Ups: 12 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 eat and I’m a big fan of Chipotle.
- I love to read books.
- I love history and philosophy.
- I own way too many superhero t-shirts.
My core principles 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.
- Train movements, not muscles.
- Form follows function. Train for performance, looks will follow.
- Find the middle-ground between variety and routine.
- 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.
Read the BLOG.
Click HERE to see my products and services and how they can help you.
Fill out the form HERE if you have a question.