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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Squat Before Leg Curl or Leg Curl Before a Squat?

Strength

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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Kids in the Weight Room?

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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Strength Training - Get in the Weight Room

Strength

Strength Training - Get in the Weight Room

Weights aren’t just for meatheads.   As an exercise and health nut, you know the drill. A complete workout means cardio AND strength training. But how do you convince these people? Check out and share the 5 reasons and infographics with your clients to get them into the weight room!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, What is the most important factor in workout success?

What is the most important factor in workout success?

Football coaching legend Vince Lombardi is credited with the famous quote 'Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.'  Well, not only is the source of the quote misplaced, so, too, is the message.   So then what is the real message and bottom line?

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