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Training Tips | Performance

How to Exercise to Increase Energy and Beat Fatigue

Tiredness, fatigue, and lack of energy plague American adults. We don’t sleep enough, work too much, and are too sedentary. As a trainer, you have the ability to educate your clients and potential clients about how they can use exercise to increase energy and conquer fatigue.

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Performance | Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Is High Intensity Interval Training for Everyone?

If you’ve been in a gym lately, you have probably picked up on the fact that High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is very much the go-to format for a number of fitness classes these days whether they be cardio based dance classes, boot camps, or intense resistance training programs.  But is HIIT for everyone?

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Performance | Training Tips

How Does General Adaptation Syndrome Affect Fitness Training

It's one thing to know what General Adaptation Syndrome is, but it's another altogether to know how to put that knowledge to use for your clients. Check out our latest article on General Adaptation Syndrome and find out how to optimize your client's programming with it today!

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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

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

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

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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