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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 25-Minute Calf Workout

Training Tips

25-Minute Calf Workout

Calves are one of the most challenging muscle groups to build. Committing to the right training program for your calves will help you build and grow them effectively. Try this calf workout during your next leg day session.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Top 10 Signs of a Great Personal Trainer

Training Tips

Top 10 Signs of a Great Personal Trainer

Thinking about becoming a personal trainer? A good trainer is fine, but a great trainer is what you really want to be. Here’s how to become one of the best. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Kyla Gagnon Travels to Paradise For Her Fitness Business

Success Stories

Kyla Gagnon Travels to Paradise For Her Fitness Business

Victoria, B.C.-based personal trainer Kyla Gagnon has created a career that, for her, was made in heaven. Read on to see how she expanded her business to include a retreat in Bali. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How Explosive Should Your Kettlebell Swing Be?

Training Tips

How Explosive Should Your Kettlebell Swing Be?

Is your kettlebell swing lackluster and slow? Are you letting your arms lead the movement? If so, you’re not doing it right. This is an important move, but you have to do it right to get the benefits. Here’s what you need to know. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Downward Dog Variations for Every Level of Student

Yoga

Downward Dog Variations for Every Level of Student

Downward dog offers many benefits. That said, some students find this yoga pose uncomfortable. Others feel that it is too easy. Here are a few downward facing dog variations for every level of student, from beginner to advanced.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Does Lifting Weights Make Women Bulky?

For Women | Strength

Does Lifting Weights Make Women Bulky?

One reason women avoid the weight room is a fear that lifting will make them look bulky. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry. (And why pro female bodybuilders aren’t a good example of weight training bulkiness.)

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

Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

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, How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

Nutrition

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

Is there such a thing as too much protein? Yes, especially with supplementation. Learn 5 ways to help clients get the protein they need...and no more.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 10 Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Nutrition

10 Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

The good news about high blood sugar is that there are many things you can do to help bring your numbers back down. Here are a few lifestyle changes that, once implemented, can begin to lower your blood sugar levels naturally.

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

Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

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, SMR Exercise: 9 Secrets to Foam Rolling Success

Training Tips | Corrective Exercise

SMR Exercise: 9 Secrets to Foam Rolling Success

Self-myofascial release (SMR) helps clients relax muscles that are tight due to exercise, with foam rolling being a popular option. Here are 9 secrets that the best trainers know when it comes to foam rolling, giving you a more effective SMR exercise program. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Romanian Deadlifts: Training the Other Half of Your Leg

Strength

Romanian Deadlifts: Training the Other Half of Your Leg

Think about your last leg workout – how many quad dominant exercises did you do? How many hip extensor dominant exercises did you do? Was there a balance between the two? Do you even know the difference?

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