Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Shoulder Exercises to Reduce Injury

We often use our shoulders more than we realize and a shoulder injury can really put a damper on daily life. Read on to uncover common shoulder problems, as well as exercises you can take on to build strength and prevent injury.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Understanding and Using the Overload Principle

Do you understand the overload principle well enough to plan the most effective programs for your clients? We’ve got you covered in this latest post about progressing safely and maximizing training gains.

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Safety / Injuries

Flexibility Training: Finding Your Best Range of Motion

Flexibility training, while often overlooked, is a key component to reaching peak performance and overall good fitness. Read on to get the details on static and dynamic stretching and improving your range of motion.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Tips for Better Workout Recovery

Feel like you’ll lose progress if you take time off? Think again. Workout recovery is about more than just taking a break.

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Safety / Injuries | Military

Are Sit Ups Bad for You? The U.S. Military Seems to Think So…

Is the long reign of the sit-up finally over? Will the crunch be far behind? Here’s the scoop on why no one is doing sit-ups anymore, and why you and your clients should be crunching and planking to maximize core strength and minimize your waistline.

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Safety / Injuries

Could Your Shoes Be Giving You Shin Splints?

You know that annoying pain in your lower legs that never seem to get better? This leg pain always seems to slow your training just when you are starting to make some real gains. This group of lower leg injuries commonly referred to as “shin splints” is one of the most commonly occurring injuries in active people. 

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Considerations for Common Overtraining Injuries

By virtue of exercising consistently, your clients can be at risk for overuse injuries. Whether it’s from lifting, running, playing a sport, or even just living life, injuries from overtraining can sideline a client for weeks, if not months. This article will let you know what to look out for, how to respond to, and how to prevent common overtraining injuries. 

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Exercises for Knee Pain to Get Your Clients Mobile Again

Got knee pain? Got a client complaining of knee pain? Try out these exercises that will help tame that pain and get them back in the game with healthier, stronger joints.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Exercises for IT Band Syndrome

The IT band is too often overlooked until it suddenly causes pain. Help your clients prevent IT band injury with a few simple exercises. And check out the “how to” handout you can give your clients to keep them on the right track.

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Safety / Injuries | Special Population

How does exercise help stroke victims?

The professional personal trainer will successfully build a program for a stroke victim client and coach them through to program completion. As you can imagine, when someone suffers a stroke and loses their independence, lack of motivation becomes a barrier to success.

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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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For Women | Safety / Injuries | Strength Training

How to Improve Posture at a Work Desk

Sitting may be unavoidable but using good posture and limiting the amount of time you sit can lessen the negative effects. Many of us sit at a desk for work about 8 hours a day. With so much time spent at this one location, it is important to think about how to improve posture at a desk. Have your clients (or you) follow these tips to set up a workspace that keeps them feeling great.

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