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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, What You Need to Know About High Intensity Interval Training

Performance | Training Tips

What You Need to Know About High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training, while around for nearly 100 years, has had a major resurgence in gyms everywhere over the past 10 years, owing in large part, to a veritable blizzard of research papers extolling its benefits. Let's take a look at the history and what you need to know about High Intensity Interval Training.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Busted: The “One Diet That Fits All” Myth

Nutrition

Busted: The “One Diet That Fits All” Myth

As a fitness professional, one question you will likely get asked more than any other is which “nutrition camp” you fall into. Are you into Paleo? What about vegan? Intermittent fasting? Those are probably the wrong questions to ask in the first place.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Follow Your Passion

Sports Psychology

Follow Your Passion

Our population is getting older, and we’re living longer, so why shouldn’t we be able to really enjoy life when we retire? After all, it’s the quality of life in our later years that’s most important, not how long we can be kept alive. If you are a personal trainer, or thinking of becoming one, your future is very bright indeed!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Great Strength Coaches Help Make  Great Teams and Athletes

Training Tips

Great Strength Coaches Help Make Great Teams and Athletes

Whether it’s the 4th quarter, bottom of the ninth inning, last boxing or MMA round or final weight lifting attempt, speed, strength, and top conditioning separate the winners. If you’re a certified strength coach, the sky can be the limit for your ticket to success.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The Power of Your Words and Actions

Sports Psychology

The Power of Your Words and Actions

We all know the obesity epidemic is everywhere we look, but few people realize just how powerful their words, actions, and examples can be on the lives of others. Dr Sal Arria discuss here on the power of your words and actions and how you can make an impact on the lives of those around you…

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Controlling Diabetes is Easier Than You Think

Weight Loss

Controlling Diabetes is Easier Than You Think

Over 40 million people (just in the USA) are suffering with a condition that, for many of them, can be easily prevented if they would follow a few simple rules. Can the power of exercise and nutrition really make all the difference?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Romanian Deadlifts: Training the Other Half of Your Leg

Strength Training

Romanian Deadlifts: Training the Other Half of Your Leg

Think about your last leg workout – how many quad dominant exercises did you do? How many hip extensor dominant exercises did you do? Was there a balance between the two? Do you even know the difference?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Strength Training for Children: A Review of Research Literature

Youth Fitness

Strength Training for Children: A Review of Research Literature

Two of the most frequently asked questions about children and strength training are; “Is it safe for kids to lift weights?” And “At what age can kids start lifting weights?” The sad truth is, many doubts surround the safety and validity of weight training for children. Many would even have you believe that kids have no place at all in the weight room.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Supplements For Boosting Testosterone Levels, Yea or Nay.

Nutrition

Supplements For Boosting Testosterone Levels, Yea or Nay.

One category of dietary supplements that continues to experience controversy is the so-called prohormones or testosterone precursors. For purported muscle building enhancement these products typically contain DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) and Andro (androstenedione). Controversy aside, both Andro and DHEA are actually hormones made by the body. They are also the precursors of testosterone and estrogens.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Improve Muscle Balance and Stability Part 3

Performance

Improve Muscle Balance and Stability Part 3

Welcome back for this third installment of the article series. If you have read up on the previous topics and applied what you have learned, you should notice a few results already starting. Your clients should be much more aware of their posture, their weaknesses should be improving, and if your new found expertise has caught on, you have a few new clients who are impressed with your knowledge.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Improve Muscle Balance and Stability Part 2

Performance

Improve Muscle Balance and Stability Part 2

Welcome back for the second installment of my three-part series on muscular imbalance and its effects on performance. I hope you took the opportunity to read the first part of this article and perform the assignment. Did you take a look at the postural alignment of your clients? Did you notice the faults that I had mentioned? See anything common amongst them?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Shoulder Injuries

Safety / Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

At some point in their careers, most powerlifters will experience some form of shoulder pain or injury. Most lifters think of shoulder pain and injury as a normal part of the lifting experience. Still more self-diagnose pain as being a rotator cuff strain and try to work through the discomfort and pain. However, there are several possible reasons for shoulder pain, and very often the rotator cuffs aren’t the only key.

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