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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Ice Baths for Strength Training—Effective or Excessive?

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Ice Baths for Strength Training—Effective or Excessive?

The use of cold therapies may seem like a fad, but recovery strategies like cryotherapy, cold water immersion, contrast therapy, etc., have been around for a while. So here’s what you need to know. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Importance of Proper Fitness Clothing and Footwear

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Importance of Proper Fitness Clothing and Footwear

Choosing the right workout apparel is about more than being comfortable or looking good. It’s also about safety and, in some cases, better performance. What clothing and footwear improve both? That’s a good question, and we have the answer.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Stop Making These Common Post-Workout Recovery Mistakes!

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Stop Making These Common Post-Workout Recovery Mistakes!

It’s a myth that muscles are built in the gym. Muscles are built during recovery! But so many people overlook this essential part of successful wellness. Find out how to get your clients on board with this great article on common post-workout recovery mistakes!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Why Specialize in Exercise Recovery as a Personal Trainer?

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Why Specialize in Exercise Recovery as a Personal Trainer?

Adequate recovery is essential for making fitness gains, but it’s not a simple matter of taking a rest day. Recovery is complicated, which is why you should consider earning a specialization in exercise recovery. Help your clients reach their goals faster with individualized recovery plans. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, CPR Training for Personal Trainers—What You Need to Know

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CPR Training for Personal Trainers—What You Need to Know

As a personal trainer, you have a responsibility to provide clients with the best advice and guidance. You are also responsible for keeping them as safe as reasonably possible. This means having proper lifesaving training. Here’s everything you need to know about CPR training for personal trainers. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Prevent Shin Splints & Enjoy Running Again

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How to Prevent Shin Splints & Enjoy Running Again

Running is a great way to stay in shape. But if you have shin splints, it can keep you from hitting the road or trails. Here’s how to prevent shin pain so you can enjoy running—and the benefits it offers—once again.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, What Causes Tight Calf Muscles (And How Do You Relax Them)?

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What Causes Tight Calf Muscles (And How Do You Relax Them)?

Easing tight calf muscles begins with finding the cause. Here are a few reasons behind calf tightness, as well as strategies for getting them to relax.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Mobility vs Flexibility—What’s the Difference?

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Mobility vs Flexibility—What’s the Difference?

Mobility and flexibility are essential to your client’s health, athletic performance, and quality of life. Do you know how they differ and how to help your clients improve them? Here’s what you need to know, plus a few ways to help your clients improve both.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Dumbbell Row: Muscles Worked, Proper Form, Variations & More

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Dumbbell Row: Muscles Worked, Proper Form, Variations & More

The dumbbell row is great for building upper body strength. It’s also a good exercise to include in a full-body workout. Here’s everything you need to know about dumbbell rows as a personal trainer.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer’s Guide: Exercising After a Herniated Disc

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Personal Trainer’s Guide: Exercising After a Herniated Disc

Do you think a client with a herniated disc has to stop working out? Think again. Here’s what you need to know as a personal trainer or corrective exercise specialist to help your client strengthen their back. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Correct High Hip (Lateral Pelvic Tilt) in the Gym

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How to Correct High Hip (Lateral Pelvic Tilt) in the Gym

Sometimes a high hip—also known as a lateral pelvic tilt—requires a doctor’s visit to fix. But here are a few things to try in the gym that may also help.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Overhead Press: Proper Form, Variations, and Common Mistakes

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Overhead Press: Proper Form, Variations, and Common Mistakes

If your clients are wanting to work towards bigger, stronger shoulders, the overhead press might just be the exercise you want to add to their routine. Check out this article to help you master the form. 

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