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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How To Deadlift: Benefits, Technique, Variations

Strength

How To Deadlift: Benefits, Technique, Variations

The Deadlift is an integral, yet often missing component of a strength building program. That’s not to say that everyone should be performing this movement or one of its variations, but the benefits of the Deadlift for a power or strength building program are innumerable.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Equality and Body Positivity in Fitness—Chrissy King's Story

Success Stories

Equality and Body Positivity in Fitness—Chrissy King's Story

“I understand what a positive impact fitness can have on peoples’ lives. If we’re not creating an environment where people of all backgrounds feel welcome, we are alienating people from something that can have a positive impact on their lives.”

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 3 HUGE Benefits of Hiring an Older Personal Trainer

Training Tips

3 HUGE Benefits of Hiring an Older Personal Trainer

It’s often said that age is just a number. But in the world of personal training, there are several benefits of hiring someone whose number is higher. Here are three, as well as some tips for getting more clients as an older personal trainer.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Can You Do Squats if You Have Bad Knees?

Training Tips

Can You Do Squats if You Have Bad Knees?

If you or a training client has knee pain, an injury, or surgery, be cautious with squats. Consider ways to make squats safer and less painful. Also try some alternatives that target the same muscles without putting so much pressure on the knee joints. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Prepare Your Fitness Business for the January Rush

Business

How to Prepare Your Fitness Business for the January Rush

Every January, people worldwide resolve to hit their fitness goals. Is your business positioned to capitalize on this trend? Here are a few ways to draw in more clients or gym members.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach vs Personal Trainer – What’s the Difference?

Training Tips

Wellness Coach vs Personal Trainer – What’s the Difference?

A wellness coach and a personal trainer are not the same thing, but they are related. Learn more about each one so you can decide which career path is right for you. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Can I Become a Personal Trainer at 60? (Yes, and Here’s Why)

Training Tips

Can I Become a Personal Trainer at 60? (Yes, and Here’s Why)

Do you love the idea of being a personal trainer but are worried that your age disqualifies you from pursuing this type of role? The good news is that it doesn’t. In fact, it actually serves as a benefit. Here’s why.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 7 Ideas for Healthy Desserts, Plus Ingredient Substitutions

Nutrition

7 Ideas for Healthy Desserts, Plus Ingredient Substitutions

When a craving for dessert strikes, you can give in and let it ruin your healthy eating plan or make something better. Substitute certain ingredients and rely on whole foods for healthier desserts. Here are some simple ideas you can use tonight. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The Squat: Muscles Worked, Form, Variations, and More

Corrective Exercise

The Squat: Muscles Worked, Form, Variations, and More

As a trainer, having a deep understanding of the exercises you prescribe helps you know when they should and should not be used. Here’s what you need to know about the squat. This includes the muscles it works, its benefits, proper form, variations, and more!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, High Bar vs Low Bar Squat: What’s Best For Your Goals?

Training Tips

High Bar vs Low Bar Squat: What’s Best For Your Goals?

Barbell squats are an effective exercise used to maximize results in the gym. But did you know that depending on the bar placement, you can experience different benefits? Here is how.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Essential Guide to Suspension Training for Strength

Training Tips | Strength

Essential Guide to Suspension Training for Strength

What is suspension training, what are its benefits, and how can you use it to help improve your clients’ fitness? Here are the details to get you started!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How Does Chocolate Milk Help with Muscle Recovery?

Nutrition

How Does Chocolate Milk Help with Muscle Recovery?

Shelves are filled with no shortage of sports drinks promoting their recovery benefits. However, keeping it simple may be your client’s best option. Dive in to explore the benefits of low-fat chocolate milk as a recovery drink option. 

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