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Healthy Sugar Substitutes: What to Use and What to Skip

Nutrition

Healthy Sugar Substitutes: What to Use and What to Skip

The amount of sugar you consume each day could be detrimental to your health. Sugar has been linked to obesity and many other diseases. The good news though, is that you can make a difference by using healthy sugar alternatives.

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Building Muscle: How to Get Your Body in an Anabolic State

Strength Training

Building Muscle: How to Get Your Body in an Anabolic State

To build muscle mass, your body needs to be in an anabolic state. Exercise is just one of the many factors that influence metabolism and muscle growth. In this article, we explore how to achieve an anabolic state and the many benefits it has.

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Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

Nutrition | Special Population

Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

When a client wants to know if they should eat gluten-free, what is your response? In certain cases, this should be encouraged. In other cases, not so much. This explains when each situation applies.

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Maximizing Hypertrophy for Your Client’s Strength Goals

Strength Training

Maximizing Hypertrophy for Your Client’s Strength Goals

Hypertrophy training can benefit all clients and athletes. Not only does an increase in muscle mass affect strength, but it influences performance and prevents injury. As a trainer, it’s important to know how to maximize muscle gain to help clients achieve their goals.

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6 Reasons to Skip the Easiest Personal Trainer Certification

Training Tips

6 Reasons to Skip the Easiest Personal Trainer Certification

The easiest personal trainer certification may be tempting. But what will an “easy” course cost you? A certification program can be fast, efficient, and provide the deep knowledge you need to be successful. But be prepared to work for that knowledge and avoid taking the easy road.

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Yoga for Tight Hip Flexors: Benefits & Poses to Consider

Training Tips

Yoga for Tight Hip Flexors: Benefits & Poses to Consider

Hip flexors aid in lower body movements. Tight hip flexors not only limit this movement, but they can result in pain and discomfort too. Yoga can help relax these flexors. Here are a few poses that can begin to open the hips.

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Nutrition for Active Women: Macro & Micronutrient Essentials

Training Tips

Nutrition for Active Women: Macro & Micronutrient Essentials

Are your female clients getting the nutrition they need? Here’s what you need to know!

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Guide to Using Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief

Training Tips

Guide to Using Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief

Neck pain and shoulder pain are both relatively common. Research shows that yoga can help with both. This guide shares may what cause these pains. It also provides a few poses that can help provide some much-needed relief.

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Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss?

Weight Loss

Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss?

What is the secret to fat loss? Cardio, calories in/calories out, or some other variation? Get the details here in our latest article on the ISSA blog.  

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The Best Personal Trainer Certification Path for Top Success

Training Tips

The Best Personal Trainer Certification Path for Top Success

If you Google personal trainer certification, you will find a mind-boggling list of options and schools prepared to take your hard-earned money. Find out how to sort through all the information and take the personal training career path that makes the most sense for you.

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Guide to Working with Challenging Personal Training Clients

Training Tips

Guide to Working with Challenging Personal Training Clients

Every so often, we encounter clients that seem difficult. They could be in a plateau, or failing to launch from the beginning. This article contains the secrets to unlocking their motivation and getting rid of their inner critical voice for good!

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9 Weight Loss Myths That Can Lead to Weight Gain: Part 2

Training Tips

9 Weight Loss Myths That Can Lead to Weight Gain: Part 2

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight only to watch the scale go up instead of down, it may because you have bad diet information. Which weight loss myths can have this effect? In this two-part article, we share a few.

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