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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Strength Training | Weight Loss

Strength Training for Fitness and Weight Loss

Strength training usually isn’t the first thing people think about when trying to lose weight—but it should be! Build lean muscle and lose more fat. Get the details here, on the blog.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Geared Up for Lifting: Is Weightlifting Gear Worth It?

There are plenty of accessories out there to assist you in your weight training, but are they really necessary? Jump over to the ISSA blog to check out a weightlifting gear review.

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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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