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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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The Decompression Advantage

Technology

The Decompression Advantage

If you knew of an exercise that not only decompresses and strengthens your spine and back, but also increases the athletic performance of you and your clients, would you do it and recommend it?

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Jump on the BANDwagon

Technology

Jump on the BANDwagon

Here’s why you need to forget the naysayers and introduce your clients to the resistance band…

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What ISSA Certification Means to Brian Theiss

Success Stories

What ISSA Certification Means to Brian Theiss

Brian Theiss became the first ISSA certified trainer nearly 30 years ago, and since that time has distinguished himself the world over as a game changer in thousands of people’s lives.

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Heart Disease: How Exercise Can Prevent a Silent Killer

Safety / Injuries

Heart Disease: How Exercise Can Prevent a Silent Killer

The biggest killer in the U.S. today is almost totally silent. You may not know if it’s sneaking up on you until it’s too late. Find out how regular exercise can counteract this silent killer and how a certified trainer can help hold you accountable as you work out to live a better, healthier, and longer life.

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Squat Before Leg Curl or Leg Curl Before a Squat?

Strength Training

Squat Before Leg Curl or Leg Curl Before a Squat?

There are so many factors to consider when planning a successful strength training session. What too many people fail to recognize is that the sequence of moves is one of these factors, and it’s an important one.

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Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

Nutrition | Special Population

Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

Your client is talking about hopping on the gluten-free bandwagon. She thinks it will make her healthier and help her lose weight. Here’s the ammo you need to convince her that most people do not get any benefits from giving up gluten.

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Best FAQ’s Following “Protein Myths” Article

Nutrition

Best FAQ’s Following “Protein Myths” Article

For the first time here at the ISSA, we’ve decided to do a follow-up article addressing the best questions we received in our comments section and on our social media platforms. We received many great responses to the “Protein Myths” article that we published not too long ago, and along with that response, more great questions surfaced that we wanted to answer in more depth.

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Carbs: Hurting And Slowing Down Your Workout

Nutrition

Carbs: Hurting And Slowing Down Your Workout

Should you really be cutting back on carbs to achieve weight loss and muscle mass?  Ever since low-carb diets exploded onto the weight-loss scene, carbohydrates have been demonized, avoided, and targeted as a dietary evil.   But here’s the truth: we all need carbohydrates in our diets, every single day. Period.

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Lost Art and Science of Old School Weight Training

Technology | Safety / Injuries

Lost Art and Science of Old School Weight Training

It may come as a surprise to even the most well-educated and experienced modern trainers, but the truth is that research tells us that old-school lifting is better and prevents more injuries than any weight machine.

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Kids in the Weight Room?

Youth Fitness

Kids in the Weight Room?

The benefits of strength training aren’t just for adults. Kids can safely lift to get stronger, to build self-esteem, and just to have fun while being active.

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What is Body Balance and Why Should You Care?

Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

What is Body Balance and Why Should You Care?

How do you work out clients for strength and avoid injury?  The secret is body balance!

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