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Upper/Lower Split
Upper/Lower Split: The Best Workout Plan?

There are many different training methods you can use with clients, but for the most efficient and effective, you need to get on board with the upper/lower split. Find out what the research says and how to schedule the best strength sessions for your clients.

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Eat to Gain Muscle-The Role Food Plays in Strength Training

Understanding the role of diet in gaining muscle and getting stronger is important for your clients if they want to hit their goals. Teach them about protein intake, total calories, and including carbs to see the results from all those lifting workouts.

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Women and Protein – An Essential Guide

The topic of protein can be really confusing for your clients. This is especially true for women since most information available is for men. To help your female clients meet their nutrition, fitness, and weight goals, you need to read this complete guide to women and protein.

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Craft the Perfect Women’s Bodybuilding Diet

Build a powerful base with a diet that supports your muscle-building goals. Get your bodybuilding diet essentials here!

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How to Identify and Correct Tight Hip Flexors

Hip flexors are commonly misunderstood. Are yours really tight? Or are they weak and underused? What even are these hip flexors? Check out our latest post to learn more about this important muscle group, what it means to have tight hip flexors, and what you can do to loosen them up.

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Corrective Exercises for Better Glute Strength & Performance

Toned glutes are all the rage, but there are many more reasons to improve their strength. The glutes stabilize many of our movements, preventing pain and injuries. Help your clients get all the benefits of stronger, balanced glutes with these corrective routines.

Are Your Genetics Good for Bodybuilding—And Does it Matter?
Are Your Genetics Good for Bodybuilding—And Does it Matter?

Can a genetic test tell you if you have the potential to be a champion bodybuilder? Maybe, but more importantly, a lifestyle DNA test can provide information to refine workouts, nutrition, and goals. Help your clients understand their results, whether they’re destined to be good at bodybuilding.

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How to Relieve Tight Muscles in the Neck and Shoulders

As trainers, we know upper back tension is rampant among clients. In this article, we explore things that can lead to tight muscles in the neck and shoulders and what to do about it. We also give you a great sharable “How To” for your clients.

Training According to Muscle Fiber Type
Training According to Muscle Fiber Type

To create a program that meets your clients' needs, you need a solid knowledge of muscle tissue—all the way down to the fibers that create each muscle spindle. Learn more about targeting specific muscle fibers in our latest article on the blog.

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How Much Should I Charge for Online Personal Training?

It’s common for online personal trainers to question how much they should be charging their fitness clients. The answer to this question depends on a number of different factors, and here are a few to consider.

Activity Tracker Competitions with Friends
Activity Tracker Competitions with Friends: Best Apps

Tracking your fitness metrics is a great way to stay motivated, but connecting with your friends is where the fun begins. Set up activity tracker competitions with friends to make working out more fun, to get motivated, and to hit more goals faster.

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Are Sit-Ups Bad for You? Sit-Ups vs Crunches vs Planks

The debate between sit-ups and crunches is far from settled. Which is better? The answer might surprise you. Find out here.

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