Performance | Training Tips

Training Clients for Obstacle Course Races

One great way to motivate your existing clients and to recruit new ones is to train them for an obstacle course race! Find out how to train someone safely and add value to what you offer with this great article on OCR training.

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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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Performance | Training Tips

Understanding and Implementing Cross Training Workouts

What exactly is cross training and how do you do it right? Trainers can use cross training effectively for every client from the beginner to serious amateur athletes. Check out our latest post to find out how to thoughtfully choose cross training workouts for every client.

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Performance | Training Tips

Does Lack of Sleep Hinder Muscle Growth or Performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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Performance | Training Tips

Rest periods Between Sets: Everything you ever needed to know!

Rest periods between sets is an integral and often overlooked contributor to the success of any strength training program. Chances are, you are not optimizing this crucial variable. So what is the trick to get the most out of your rest? Well, it depends on your training goals and level of conditioning. Optimal rest periods between sets can vary from 30 seconds or less up to 5 minutes!

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Performance | Strength Training

It’s Time to Ditch the One-Time-Per-Week Muscle Mentality

When designing a hypertrophy program, the goal is to increase muscle mass as quickly as possible. The science behind hypertrophy training evolves over the years. So, how do we train for muscle growth most efficiently? Hint: it's more than once per week.

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Performance | Study Series | Weight Loss

Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.

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Performance | Safety / Injuries | Senior Fitness | Strength Training | Training Tips

Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

If you or your client has sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back and buttocks (glute) that travels down the back of your leg, you’re not alone. A muscle called the piriformis is most likely to blame and these are the reasons why PLUS the best mobility exercises to use. Read, learn, and share the recommended exercises to your clients in this article.

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Nutrition | Performance | Weight Loss

Healthy Benefits of Green Olives

Olives are a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet, so they attract research attention on their healthy benefits. There might be more benefits of eating olives such as improving body composition. This article is a summary of the research conducted on the effect of table green olives. Hint: There’s seven surprising benefits that came from the study!

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Group Fitness | Performance | Safety / Injuries | Strength Training

9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know | ISSA

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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Nutrition | Performance | Strength Training

Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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Strength Training | Training Tips | Performance

DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.

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