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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Deal with your Client's Plantar Fasciitis

Safety / Injuries

How to Deal with your Client's Plantar Fasciitis

A client of yours has been having chronic troubles with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis for years.   Whenever these issues get too bad, she stops running and stops working out.  Then she gains weight and is unhappy.  After a few months, her foot starts feeling better and she get’s back to working out.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Is DOMS Cramping Your Client’s Style?

Safety / Injuries

Is DOMS Cramping Your Client’s Style?

DOMS is also known as delayed onset muscle soreness. At some point, your clients will experience it and this may put a damper on your training plans and their success. Here’s all you need to know about DOMS and how to help your clients cope.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Safety / Injuries | Special Population

People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Getting fit at the gym and working with a trainer should not be limited to people who have no health issues. Everyone can work out and should work out, right? What about people who are prone to having seizures. These can be dangerous, especially in a crowded gym full of people and equipment. As trainers, we accommodate all of our clients’ special needs. Here’s how to work safely with an epileptic client.

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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, 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, 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, Is Your Warm Up Routine Sabotaging your Training?

Performance | Safety / Injuries

Is Your Warm Up Routine Sabotaging your Training?

With a diversity in warm-up strategies, your client may ask if one warm up strategy superior to others at preparing the body to receive maximal benefits from the training session.

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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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, What Your Clients’ Scars Tell You About Their Pain

Safety / Injuries

What Your Clients’ Scars Tell You About Their Pain

What you don’t know about your clients’ past injuries could be turning your workouts into torture sessions and ending client relationships).  If you don’t ask about clients’ scars, are you setting them up for “renewed” injuries and more pain?

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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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