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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Machines vs Free Weights – Which is Better?

Strength Training | Training Tips

Weight Machines vs Free Weights – Which is Better?

The age-old question of which is better—free weights or weight machines—does not have a simple answer. Read our latest blog post to get a full run down on the pros and cons of each and when and where to use weight machines vs free weights.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Speed and Agility – The How to for Everyday Athletes

Strength Training

Speed and Agility – The How to for Everyday Athletes

How do you train clients for speed—is it enough to just go fast or do they need to go beyond basic forward movement? We’ll breakdown the differences between agility and speed to help you determine what works best for your clients’ goals. Plus, we’ve included a shareable list to use as a quick review with clients.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Improve Posture at a Work Desk

Safety / Injuries | Strength Training

How to Improve Posture at a Work Desk

Sitting may be unavoidable but using good posture and limiting the amount of time you sit can lessen the negative effects. Many of us sit at a desk for work about 8 hours a day. With so much time spent at this one location, it is important to think about how to improve posture at a desk. Have your clients (or you) follow these tips to set up a workspace that keeps them feeling great.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Use Time Under Tension to Help Clients Gain Muscle

Strength Training | Training Tips

How to Use Time Under Tension to Help Clients Gain Muscle

Are you using time under tension the right way? Don't overlook this important factor when building client workouts! For example, to increase size do you know research shows slower reps with less weight work better? Check out the full article here.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer,  9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know

Group Fitness | Performance | Safety / Injuries | Strength Training

9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Best time to Consume Protein?

Nutrition | Performance | Strength Training

Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

Business | Strength Training

I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

It’s Scary to Admit, You May Need a Trainer. It takes some courage to hire a trainer when you are one. I personally was embarrassed by the idea. I went through all the courses; I got certified. Why do I need a trainer? And what if my trainer catches me with bad form? What if I can’t finish a tough workout?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

Strength Training | Training Tips | Performance

DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The A-B-C's of Strength Training for Clients

Strength Training

The A-B-C's of Strength Training for Clients

The benefits of strength training are abundantly obvious to trainers and fitness professionals. We know that the right program, designed for each individual, can have a tremendously positive impact on each and every training client. And yet, our clients tend to resist resistance training. Help your clients lose their fear of weights, lifting, and resistance, and help them make strength training a regular part of their fitness routine.

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

Sports Psychology | Strength Training

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, It’s not your fault that YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT

Safety / Injuries | Strength Training | Training Tips

It’s not your fault that YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT

A recent study surveyed 412 physical education and personal training students?  What they found out will shock you….Over half said they don’t know what proper squat form looks like!

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