Are your clients stuck in a plateau and not continuing to lose weight? Are you experiencing “Program Design Block” (a trainer’s version of “writer’s block”) trying to keep your clients challenged and progressing? Are you or your clients bored with their training? Do you need more clients to fill out
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Assigning appropriate rest periods are essential for your clients to perform optimally during their exercise program and minimize injury risk. Unfortunately, rest periods between sets are not a simple black and white issue. As a fitness professional you’ll have to consider several factors such
By Dominique Adair, MS, RD Nutritional needs of the endurance athlete are aggressively studied and the days of the pre-marathon pasta dinner have been enhanced by a sophisticated understanding of how nutrients can improve long-duration performance. To help your client perform at their best, it is important to understand the
From NASM’s The Training Edge, May/June 2014 The plank is one of the best all-around moves to build muscles that protect the spine and prevent lower back pain, and clients tend to like it because it requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. But there’s more than one way
By Miguel A. Juarez For those thinking about life after active duty, I can say with confidence that personal training is an incredible way to use many of your skills for the benefit of yourself and others.