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For Women | Strength Training

Women Building Muscle—Your Go-To Guide

While dieting and getting skinny used to be the trend, women are realizing getting fit is a more satisfying and healthier goal. Read this article for more on the benefits of muscle and how to help your female clients build it.

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Strength Training

Training Your Client for a Triathlon

Helping others check off a bucket list item, change their life, or achieve their performance—that’s why we, as personal trainers, do what we do. Read more for tips on how to help your client train for the rewarding test of endurance, strength, and will.

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Strength Training | Weight Loss

Lift Weights to Lose Weight

There is a common misconception many of your clients may hold: cardio is the best and really only way to lose weight. Change your clients’ minds and help them reach their weight loss goals sooner with strength training sessions in addition to regular cardio.

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Strength Training

Top Exercises for Stronger Legs

Looking to start training your legs and want to get some ideas on exercises? We’ve lined up our favorite bodyweight and weighted leg exercises to get you started.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Rowing for Fitness – Meet the Gym’s Latest Superstar

Is rowing the latest craze hitting your gym? The rowing machine is poised to upset the spin bike for cardio workouts and for good reason. Learn more about the benefits of rowing and how you can help your clients use it as part of an overall fitness or weight loss plan.

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Strength Training

When Should My Client Try to Gain Muscle Mass?

Why do your clients need to gain muscle mass to achieve their goals—even if their goals are to slim down? Find out with our new blog all about knowing when your clients should focus on gaining lean muscle mass!

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Strength Training | Training Tips

10 Highly Effective Medicine Ball Exercises

Want to start incorporating medicine ball exercises into your training? Check out 10 of our favorite med ball exercises.

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Strength Training

Deadlift: The Forgotten Exercise

The Deadlift is an integral, yet often missing component of a strength building program. That’s not to say that everyone should be performing this movement or one of its variations, but the benefits of the Deadlift for a power or strength building program are innumerable.

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Nutrition | Strength Training | Training Tips | Weight Loss

Breaking Through Those Workout Plateaus

Are you hitting a stage in your training when continued progress suddenly becomes harder to achieve? Head to the blog for more on avoiding these ever-maddening workout plateaus.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Best Ways to Increase Aerobic Endurance

Wondering how to improve your endurance training? We compiled 10 of our favorite methods to improve endurance that you can use right away for any level of fitness.

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For Women | Strength Training

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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For Women | Strength Training

Ladies, Lifting Heavy Won’t Make You “Bulk Up”

Most of the questions I get from my female clients are about whether they will get big and bulky like men if they lift heavy weights. In short, the answer is no. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the fundamental one is our hormonal make up. Us ladies simply do not have the high testosterone concentration necessary to build large muscles.

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