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Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

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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Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

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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Healthy Benefits of Green Olives

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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 9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know

Group Fitness | Performance | Safety / Injuries | Strength Training

9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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Best time to Consume Protein?

Nutrition | Performance | Strength Training

Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

Strength Training | Training Tips | Performance

DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.

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Pick up a Kettlebell, Change Your Life

Performance | Training Tips

Pick up a Kettlebell, Change Your Life

Have you tried kettlebell training yet? Have you introduced your clients to it? Let me share with you the five most important reasons I love kettlebell training and why I love to convert others to the philosophy of the kettlebell workout. Find out why this type of training is perfect for your clients who have less time to work out, new mothers, older clients, and really anyone else on your training list.

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Why You Should Choose Intensity over Duration

Performance | Sports Psychology

Why You Should Choose Intensity over Duration

Do your clients understand that less is more according to the latest research science? Do they know that pounding it out for hours on the treadmill is not the most effective way to burn calories and build muscle? If your clients want results fast, you need to convince them to ditch the extra workouts and stick to short, intense routines. Here’s how to make your case.

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Exercise and Growing Connections in the Brain

Sports Psychology | Performance

Exercise and Growing Connections in the Brain

What are your training sessions doing to your client’s brain? Only good things research tells us.  According to sports science, the brain gets a workout every time we challenge our bodies. You can actually train your client’s brain to learn better and improve the willpower when training the body.

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Is Your Warm Up Routine Sabotaging your Training?

Performance | Safety / Injuries

Is Your Warm Up Routine Sabotaging your Training?

With a diversity in warm-up strategies, your client may ask if one warm up strategy superior to others at preparing the body to receive maximal benefits from the training session.

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Ideal Number Of Times Your Clients Should Train

Performance | Strength Training | Training Tips

Ideal Number Of Times Your Clients Should Train

With so much conflicting advice bouncing around gym walls, it’s mentally (and physically) draining to separate fact from fiction and actually lead your client to the holy grail of rapid, lean muscle growth.  One such area in need of major demystifying?  Training frequency - What’s the ideal number of times your clients should train?

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Does Balance Training Improve Speed?

Performance | Training Tips

Does Balance Training Improve Speed?

In the world of sports, speed is king. Athletes, parents, coaches and trainers always ask me if different forms of balance training actually create noticeable improvements in running speed? And rightfully so, with all the information out there, that’s a great question.

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