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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Activity Tracker Competitions with Friends: The How & Why

Technology | Training Tips | Audio Blogs

Activity Tracker Competitions with Friends: The How & Why

Tracking your fitness metrics is a great way to stay motivated, but connecting with your friends is where the fun begins. Set up activity tracker competitions with friends to make working out more fun, to get motivated, and to hit more goals faster.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Relieve Tight Muscles in the Neck and Shoulders

Safety / Injuries | Audio Blogs

How to Relieve Tight Muscles in the Neck and Shoulders

As trainers, we know upper back tension is rampant among clients. In this article, we explore things that can lead to tight muscles in the neck and shoulders and what to do about it. We also give you a great sharable “How To” for your clients.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Nutrition | Weight Loss | Audio Blogs

The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Knowing how to match workouts to proper fueling for maximum weight loss and muscle gain isn’t intuitive. Your clients likely have no idea how to do it. It’s up to you as a trainer to guide them through the healthy, productive, but slow and steady approach to losing weight and getting stronger. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer,  Type IIa Muscle Fibers: Training for Explosiveness

Strength | Audio Blogs

Type IIa Muscle Fibers: Training for Explosiveness

As trainers we love those serious clients who really want to dig deep and take their training to another level. Find out how to better help these athletes train to muscle type and hit their power, strength, and speed goals.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, It’s Time to Ditch the One-Time-Per-Week Muscle Mentality

Audio Blogs | Training Tips

It’s Time to Ditch the One-Time-Per-Week Muscle Mentality

When designing a hypertrophy program, the goal is to increase muscle mass as quickly as possible. The science behind hypertrophy training evolves over the years. So, how do we train for muscle growth most efficiently? Hint: it's more than once per week.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Developing a Women’s Bodybuilding Program

For Women | Strength | Audio Blogs

Developing a Women’s Bodybuilding Program

Many women feel bodybuilding is not for them—until they learn about the benefits! Start developing a women’s bodybuilding program with these tips in our latest blog.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Does Lack of Sleep Hinder Muscle Growth or Performance?

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Does Lack of Sleep Hinder Muscle Growth or Performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Exercises for IT Band Syndrome

Safety / Injuries | Audio Blogs

Exercises for IT Band Syndrome

The IT band is too often overlooked until it suddenly causes pain. Help your clients prevent IT band injury with a few simple exercises. And check out the “how to” handout you can give your clients to keep them on the right track.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Training According to Muscle Fiber Type

Strength | Training Tips | Audio Blogs

Training According to Muscle Fiber Type

To create a program that meets your clients' needs, you need a solid knowledge of muscle tissue—all the way down to the fibers that create each muscle spindle. Learn more about targeting specific muscle fibers in our latest article on the blog.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Exercises to Improve Speed: Training That Benefits Everyone

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Exercises to Improve Speed: Training That Benefits Everyone

Speed isn’t just for runners or athletes! Check out this blog post to find out how you can get all your clients to use and benefit from exercises to improve speed.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Try These Exercises to Improve Anaerobic Endurance

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Try These Exercises to Improve Anaerobic Endurance

Do your clients understand the importance of anaerobic exercise? If not, check out our latest post for the scoop. We’ll also give you several exercises to improve anaerobic endurance you can use to improve strength and fitness, and boost metabolism.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

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Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

Are your clients begging you to help them get bigger, more muscular arms? Do you have a client that has plateaued in his efforts to bulk up? You can help your clients achieve their goals, but there are no quick fixes, only the facts, backed by research.

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