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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Why Everyone Should Be Counting Sugar

Nutrition

Why Everyone Should Be Counting Sugar

Counting added sugars in your foods is a simple, quick way to make real and lasting impacts on health, fitness, and weight. Help your clients realize just how insidious added sugar is, where it’s lurking, and just how much they really consume in a day. If you can get your clients to count and reduce their sugar intake, they will have an easy tool for making positive, healthy changes.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The Scary Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Nutrition | Weight Loss

The Scary Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. and it may just become a cancer epidemic. The latest scientific research shows that carrying extra weight also carries a serious risk for cancer. The more excess weight is carried on the body, the greater the risk is. Let’s help our clients get informed and get down to a healthy weight that will minimize their risks of developing cancer.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Special Population | Nutrition

Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Gluten is a big nutritional buzzword these days, but do your clients really understand what it means to have to give it up? A lot of people are skimping on gluten and grains for health reasons, but for someone with celiac disease, eating gluten can actually cause serious illness. Learn more about this disease, how it’s related to gluten, and how you can help a newly-diagnosed celiac client maintain good fitness and nutrition.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Best FAQ’s Following “Protein Myths” Article

Nutrition

Best FAQ’s Following “Protein Myths” Article

For the first time here at the ISSA, we’ve decided to do a follow-up article addressing the best questions we received in our comments section and on our social media platforms. We received many great responses to the “Protein Myths” article that we published not too long ago, and along with that response, more great questions surfaced that we wanted to answer in more depth.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Carbs: Hurting And Slowing Down Your Workout

Nutrition

Carbs: Hurting And Slowing Down Your Workout

Should you really be cutting back on carbs to achieve weight loss and muscle mass?  Ever since low-carb diets exploded onto the weight-loss scene, carbohydrates have been demonized, avoided, and targeted as a dietary evil.   But here’s the truth: we all need carbohydrates in our diets, every single day. Period.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrient Timing for Bigger Muscles

Nutrition

Nutrient Timing for Bigger Muscles

Have you wondered whether people should eat before or after a workout? Maybe you have heard of nutrient timing and the anabolic window, but the theories about when and how to use it are confusing. Let's take a closer look at the science of nutrient timing.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Fasted Exercise for Faster Weight Loss?

Nutrition | Weight Loss

Fasted Exercise for Faster Weight Loss?

As a personal trainer, you've become the go-to expert that people in your circle turn to for reliable advice on anything related to fitness and nutrition.  One question that can be overheard across the training floors of just about every gym these days has do with the topic of fasted training.  So how do you answer the question “is it better for me to exercise on an empty stomach?”

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

Nutrition

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

As a personal trainer, you already carry a TON of responsibility on your shoulders.  You're accountable for safely guiding your clients through the fitness and lifestyle protocols that will help them achieve the results they’re paying you good money for....

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Infographic: Guide to Vitamins & Minerals

Nutrition

Infographic: Guide to Vitamins & Minerals

Go, go, go. Hurry, hurry, hurry. Grab a bite here, grab a bite there. We all live such busy lives these day and so busy at times, that too often, do not fuel our bodies with the essential nutrients they need to function optimally. So slow down and take a breather and refresh yourself with our complimentary infographics on vitamins and minerals, why you need them, and in what foods you can get them from.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Busted: The “One Diet That Fits All” Myth

Nutrition

Busted: The “One Diet That Fits All” Myth

As a fitness professional, one question you will likely get asked more than any other is which “nutrition camp” you fall into. Are you into Paleo? What about vegan? Intermittent fasting? Those are probably the wrong questions to ask in the first place.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Supplements For Boosting Testosterone Levels, Yea or Nay.

Nutrition

Supplements For Boosting Testosterone Levels, Yea or Nay.

One category of dietary supplements that continues to experience controversy is the so-called prohormones or testosterone precursors. For purported muscle building enhancement these products typically contain DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) and Andro (androstenedione). Controversy aside, both Andro and DHEA are actually hormones made by the body. They are also the precursors of testosterone and estrogens.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Protein Supplements Vs. Protein Foods!

Nutrition

Protein Supplements Vs. Protein Foods!

Many aspiring bodybuilders are hoping that this is the year that their bodies will transform into the bodies of their dreams. Unfortunately, bodybuilders love for protein puts them at the mercy of protein manufacturers and vulnerable to protein manufacturers marketing ploys. Fledgling bodybuilders may not know as much as veteran bodybuilders but they inevitably know that protein plays a role in their future bodybuilding success.

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