Meet Our Team: Carlos Rachel

Carlos Rachel's mission at Traction is to help individuals become the absolute best they can be - mentally and physically – and to reach goals that were previously beyond their wildest dreams.

Want to know more about his favorite exercises or what motivates him? Read below for some Q&A:

Where did you grow up?
I grew up on the Westbank in Harvey, Louisiana. 

What is your job title and favorite part of your job at Traction?
I am the Sports Performance Director/Personal Training Director. My favorite part of my job is helping clients/athletes get better each and every day.

Name an interesting fact about you that a lot of people don’t know
I was an All-State baseball player and named a McDonald's A+ athlete as a senior in high school. 

What brought you into the Training/Sport field?
I graduated from LSU in Kinesiology and have been playing sports ever since I was four years old; therefore, it is something I feel very comfortable around and love doing.

What’s your favorite quote?
"The true meaning of a champion is the ability to overcome adversity."

Explain your favorite exercise/drill and what it is used for
That's a tough one because I have so many I enjoy using with everyone. If I had to narrow it down, I would say it's a tie between DB Snatch and any form of Hip Thrust.  I like those because they are posterior chain dominant exercises and so many exercises that most people want to do are anterior chain exercises. More often than not, people forget to work muscles such as glutes, hamstrings, and back. These muscles will help with posture, core strength, and joint stability to decrease knee, hip, back, and neck issues.