Nutrition | Performance | Strength Training | Training Tips

How to Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Love fitness? Enjoy working with people? Spend all of your time at the gym anyway? You may as well turn that time into a career. Learn the few simple steps you need to take to launch a great new career as a certified personal trainer.

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Senior Fitness | Strength Training

The Importance of Strength Training for Seniors

Looking to add to your personal training offerings? Why not work with older adults? Seniors get major benefits from strength training. We’ll explain how in this newest ISSA blog post and help you get started working with safely with senior clients.

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Training Tips | Strength Training | Business

Are You Training Your Glutes the Wrong Way?

These days, the glutes get a lot of attention, and it’s well deserved. When your glutes are built and strengthened the right way, they not only make your body look better, but they also increase your performance and can diminish knee pain. The problem is that most people aren’t taking an optimal approach to training for the highest level of glute development.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

Are your clients begging you to help them get bigger, more muscular arms? Do you have a client that has plateaued in his efforts to bulk up? You can help your clients achieve their goals, but there are no quick fixes, only the facts, backed by research.

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Training Tips | Strength Training

Upper/Lower Split: The Best Workout Plan?

There are many different training methods you can use with clients, but for the most efficient and effective, you need to get on board with the upper/lower split. Find out what the research says and how to schedule the best strength sessions for your clients.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Bigger Muscles or Stronger Muscles?

As a trainer, you want to help your client meet his goals.  But did you know that the recommendations for gaining muscle mass and increasing strength are totally different and depend on the individual? Learn how to master the art of designing a strength training program that maximizes your client’s success. 

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Strength Training for Runners: Overlooked or Overhyped?

Strength training is an effective and sometimes overlooked way for runners to maximize performance. Get the details here to help your clients achieve their best runs. 

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Weight Machines vs Free Weights – Which is Better?

The age-old question of which is better—free weights or weight machines—does not have a simple answer. Read our latest blog post to get a full run down on the pros and cons of each and when and where to use weight machines vs free weights.

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For Women | Strength Training | Special Population

For Women Weight Lifting is Essential, Here’s Why

Too many women are afraid to do heavy weight lifting, but the benefits of doing so are overwhelmingly positive. Check out the latest ISSA blog post and help get more of your female clients to embrace strength training and add it to their regular routines.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Do Cardio and Strength Training Actually Work Against Each Other?

Resistance training is the key to strength, and aerobic training is critical to cardiovascular health and is a preferred method to reduce body fat. Obviously we need to do both, right? Well, it turns out the answer to that question depends on you (or your clients’) goals. Numerous scientific studies show that aerobic training and resistance training at the same time might not always be the best choice.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Type IIa Muscle Fibers: Training for Explosiveness

As trainers we love those serious clients who really want to dig deep and take their training to another level. Find out how to better help these athletes train to muscle type and hit their power, strength, and speed goals.

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Strength Training

Speed and Agility – The How to for Everyday Athletes

How do you train clients for speed—is it enough to just go fast or do they need to go beyond basic forward movement? We’ll breakdown the differences between agility and speed to help you determine what works best for your clients’ goals. Plus, we’ve included a shareable list to use as a quick review with clients.

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