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FitnessLA FitnessSports PerformanceTraining Benefits

By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT It is fairly common for ultra-endurance athletes (i.e. trail runners, Ironman distance triathletes, etc.) to avoid resistance training as part of their in-season training program. If the athlete does any resistance training then it is at a very low intensity and volume, typically avoiding the legs because

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FitnessSports PerformanceTraining BenefitsUncategorized

By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Of the various components that comprise a client’s total physical fitness program, cardiorespiratory endurance is probably the most misunderstood and underrated. In order to understand how to perform cardiorespiratory training in the most effective and efficient way, clients must first understand how

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FitnessLA FitnessOPTTraining Benefits

The Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model is a planned, systematic, periodized training system. It is designed to concomitantly improve all functional abilities including flexibility, core strength, muscular endurance, neuromuscular control, and cardiorespiratory efficiency. The OPT™ model has been extremely successful in helping fitness enthusiasts and athletes reduce body fat, increase

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessNewsletterSports PerformanceWorkout Plans

Designing a training program for an athlete to peak for competition is one of the driving goals for sports performance specialists. From the big picture annual macrocycle, to the monthly mesocycle breakdown, and the finely detailed microcycle, periods of rest need to be included in these plans to avoid overtraining

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FitnessInterviews and InspirationThe Training EdgeTraining Benefits

By Michael Woelflein On Christmas Eve, 2011, Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL against the Washington Redskins. By the time the game ended, the now three-time NFL First Team All-Pro running back had moved past the “Why me?” stage. In the trainer’s room, Peterson had one big question for

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