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Owen Johnston
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Bio-availability is the percentage of protein that is absorbed from certain sources. You need to know that our bodies and digestive systems absorb some proteins better than others and also certain sources will provide a higher amino acid profile.
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Latest torrent of my training videos - free download!
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I have recently updated my workout PDF. There are now 30 workouts in total, as well as more information on making workouts harder or easier. Free download - tiny.cc/workoutpdf
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My latest video continues with the theme of no-to-low budget, high reward. The pullup bar was donated. The duffle bag, backpack, and metal folding chairs were hauls from dumpster diving at a local thrift shop. The sand in the bags was purchased very cheaply. Of course, bodyweight training itself is free :)

Head over to the blog post below for the embedded video and links to free PDF files.
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So, I've been going through another existential crisis... I learned from the last round of depression and going through therapy that I do need to reach out to others and to look for meaning. I have been searching for answers to spiritual questions and feel like I'm starting to get answers. I had started becoming depressed and anxious from over-analyzing everything and demanding answers to the tough questions.

Fortunately, I discovered that I have the best boss and coworkers in the world. We are a "gym family". They will message me any time day or night when they are worried about me, and will stay up late giving me love, advice, and comfort. Love you all.

Between them, my parents, and friends supporting me and talking things out with me, I have come a long way over the past few days. I was told by one of my coworkers that some of them have been praying for me for a while because they knew of my spiritual struggles.

I truly do want to continue believing in a higher power, and not simply because it is my "comfort zone". I've given it a lot of thought, as well. Yes, I grew up in church... That was my comfort zone, you could say. I grew away from church in recent years and put a lot of thought as well into the arguments against Christianity.

I finally "unconverted' from Christianity somewhere around April / May of last year and started looking more into Zen. I ended up fully atheist for a few months, starting around late September. I started putting a lot of thought into the things I was reading and watching... Comparing to the arguments for God and Christianity.

I'm not sure exactly what changed or what the catalyst was, or exactly when it happened. I do know that I started swinging back in the other direction. I do know that it all came to a head this past week.

Is there something to prayer? Is there something to what my coworkers, friends, and family have been saying? I still have a lot of tough questions about Christianity, but I'm willing to keep my mind and heart open. I want to know a loving, benevolent, merciful God. I'm skeptical about my skepticism. Will I ever get all of my questions answered? Probably not in this life. If God is there, I'll have a lot to ask Him when I get to the other side. I'm getting more and more positive that this may be so.
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When circumstances threaten to break your spirit... when it feels like the world is weighing you down... When it feels like there is nothing but darkness surrounding you... And as if there is no strength left in you - there is nowhere left to go but up. Fight with everything you have, even if you feel like it isn't much. Even if you feel like you have nothing left.

Grab hold of any meaning or worth you can find and refuse to let it go. Tell yourself that you can be the hero that fought through all the pain. Have a story to tell others and inspire them to fight on.

Cry if you need to, go to others for help when you feel weak - there is nothing wrong with these and let's remember we're all human. Lean on others for support as you build your strength back up. Once you do, you will look back on these struggles and learn that true strength is perseverance - the belief and hope in life and pushing through.
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Certified calisthenics instructor, INFJ
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Personal training, martial arts, progressive calisthenics
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  • Olympia Gymnastics
    Strength and conditioning coach, 2013 - present
  • Johnston Karate (self employed)
    Karateka, 2004 - 2014
  • Personal trainer (self employed)
    2012 - present
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Lake City, South Carolina
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Lake City, South Carolina
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118 Sauls St.Lake City, SC 29560
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INFJ artist of life
Introduction

I am a personal trainer with over 10 years of teaching experience. My passion for fitness started at about the same time I began actively training in the martial arts (June 2002). I trained with many athletes over the years, and learned about many types of strength and conditioning, but progressive calisthenics became my primary passion. I finally became certified as a personal trainer in March 2013. I became a PCC instructor in 2014, after attending the progressive calisthenics certification workshop in Alexandria, VA. I have served as the strength and conditioning coach at Olympia Gymnastics since April 2014. I became certified as a gymnastics instructor through USA Gymnastics in August 2014.

I began my martial arts journey on June 10th, 2002, when I enrolled at Nippon Kokusai Karate Center (NKKC) in Lake City, SC. I took over management of this location in January 2004, and obtained the rank of shodan (first degree black belt) in October 2004. NKKC is affiliated with Japan International Karate Center (JIKC). JIKC was founded by the late Hirano Kiyohisa-soke. In late April 2005, I split from NKKC and founded Johnston Karate. I gradually developed and taught my own formulation of karate for 10 years. I also trained at other JIKC over the years dojo as time allowed. I trained at a boxing gym in Sumter, SC, for about 3 years, and for a year and a half in Brazilian Jiujitsu, in Conway, SC.

Black belt certification in Heiwado karate under Japan International Karate Center (JIKC)
Certified Progressive Calisthenics Instructor through Dragon Door:
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Certified gymnastics instructor through USA gym since August 2014
- Formally taught martial arts from 2004-2015
- Have offered my services as a personal trainer since March 2013, when I became certified through ISSA
- Have served as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach at Olympia Gymnastics since April 2014
- Experience in boxing, running martial arts training camps, and many types of physical fitness training and exercises
- Have taught many students how to defend themselves, improve self confidence, and personal fitness
Click here to view my personal trainer / karate instructor resume

For information about my classes, free downloads, and more, visit the site below -


Or, feel free to e-mail me at - owen@strengthcalisthenics.com
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I'd like to say I'm normally pretty modest - but I think being able to do one handed pushups is a neat trick.
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  • Dragon Door
    PCC, 2014 - present
  • Lake City High School
    1992 - 1996
  • International Sports Sciences Association
    Certified Fitness Trainer, 2013 - 2015
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Great service at a great price. My parents and I got 3 full meals with beverages for 21.03. Dad's shrimp fried rice came with onions, carrots and peas - delicious! Mom's beef with Chinese vegetables are well cooked and also delicious. My steamed mixed vegetables were prepared to perfection. The portions are good. This eatery was worth coming a bit further off the interstate for.
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It's a great place to hang out, get in a good workout, take a class, or watch exciting softball games. I like to run or walk over to the park sometimes and enjoy the safe, peaceful atmosphere while I get some exercise or just chill out.
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This company won't stop calling me after I clearly said I don't need their services. The first thing that tipped me off to their service as being a total scam was that the person on the other end asked me if I knew that my website was missing 95% of factors necessary for proper SEO. They had called and asked me that before about another website of mine. Apparently, it's a lie they tell everyone to try to get them interested in services. Besides, I've been working on my own sites for many, many years now so I know a few things about implementing proper SEO - which is why that number set of my "BS alarm". Don't believe a word they tell you.
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reviewed a year ago
The service is fine, but there is very little variety on the menu and salad bar. The food takes far too long to come out. There should be healthier alternatives to French fries offered as sides.
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I visited for a seminar hosted at this location. The facilities were clean, well stocked, and well maintained. The staff were all friendly, courteous and helpful. Would recommend!
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Wonderful restaurant with great portion sizes, a chill and comfortable atmosphere, and great prices. The food is always well seasoned when it should be, and always tastes fresh. The staff is always warm and treats you like family. The drinks and food come out quickly. Everyone at the restaurant is helpful, accommodating and warm even when you have a big group coming in. There is a spacious private room in the back, and the booths also feel very private and chill. The decor is welcoming, warm, and appropriate. The owner is a wonderful guy and a good friend. The kitchen staff is always happy to customize orders, and the restaurant is always sparkling clean from top to bottom. I can't possibly like any other restaurant in Lake City more than this one!
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The portion sizes are horrendous. Orders get made wrong very frequently. Giving plastic forks, knives, plates, and cups to dine in customers is cheap and insulting. All of their food tastes like it had been frozen, instead of prepared fresh. There is also almost no variety for vegans.
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