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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Activity Trackers: Why You Need One and How to Choose

Technology | Training Tips

Activity Trackers: Why You Need One and How to Choose

Can activity trackers—GPS running watches, fitness trackers, or smartwatches—be useful tools? Are they helpful for clients or trainers? Get the low-down on key features and tips for choosing between some of the top-rated options.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Rest Periods Between Sets

Performance | Training Tips

Rest Periods Between Sets

Rest periods between sets is an integral and often overlooked contributor to the success of any strength training program. Chances are, you are not optimizing this crucial variable. So what is the trick to get the most out of your rest? Well, it depends on your training goals and level of conditioning. Optimal rest periods between sets can vary from 30 seconds or less up to 5 minutes!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Considerations for Common Overtraining Injuries

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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 3 Science-Backed Methods for Losing Fat

Weight Loss | Training Tips

3 Science-Backed Methods for Losing Fat

While it is true that there is no magic pill, or potion to promote healthy and rapid fat loss, there are however, proven scientific methods to help personal training clients burn fat instead of muscle during their workouts, and afterwards as well.   An educated and qualified personal trainer can provide the most up-to-date fitness information possible to help people achieve their fat loss goals while at the same time, improve their health and fitness. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Tips for the Holidays

Training Tips

Fitness Tips for the Holidays

Don’t let the holidays drag you down. Check out our fitness tips for the holidays to make this your healthiest year yet.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Practical Periodization

Training Tips

Practical Periodization

Periodization is one of the most important parts of a fitness programs ultimate success, yet few trainers and gym-goers truly understand how to employ the concepts and principles behind it. The lack of a bridge between these theories and their practical, everyday application is partly to blame. As you can probably tell from the title, this article attempts to bring periodization down to a practical and usable level.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Exercises for Knee Pain to Get Your Clients Mobile Again

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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Exercises for Low Back Pain – Help Your Clients Get Relief

Training Tips

Exercises for Low Back Pain – Help Your Clients Get Relief

Trainers have the power to help their clients get relief from low back pain, one of the most common types of chronic pain. With these simple exercises and stretches, you can guide your training clients to greater strength and flexibility and less pain.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: How Do Workouts Change the Body?

Training Tips

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: How Do Workouts Change the Body?

Clients may resist certain types of workouts, like intense strength training or a slow run on the treadmill, but trainers know both aerobic and anaerobic exercises are beneficial. Get the quick and dirty guide explaining it to clients.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Use Time Under Tension to Help Clients Gain Muscle

Strength Training | Training Tips

How to Use Time Under Tension to Help Clients Gain Muscle

Are you using time under tension the right way? Don't overlook this important factor when building client workouts! For example, to increase size do you know research shows slower reps with less weight work better? Check out the full article here.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Is Your Phone Sabotaging Your Workout?

Training Tips

Is Your Phone Sabotaging Your Workout?

I was recently reading about the best iPhone cases for the gym and it occurred to me that there’s a bigger issue here. Does your phone help you in the gym or does it just distract you from your workout program?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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