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FitnessOPTQ & A

Q: What’s the best way to motivate a client who’s hit a plateau—no longer losing weight or improving strength or speed? A One off the best tools a trainer has is the ability to listen. First, reevaluate goals—adjust some initial goals and add new (appropriate) challenges based on current assessments. Try to discover what motivates

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Certified Personal TrainerCESFitnessOPTSports Medicine

Runners are always sharing stories about their IT-band and how much it hurts. But what is IT-band syndrome, what causes it, and most importantly, how can you apply correctives exercise strategies to prevent it. By: Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES Introduction Lower extremity injuries account for over 50% of

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessOPT

When it comes to training clients, variety is the spice of life! Workouts need to be new, challenging (within the physical capabilities of the individual of course) and fun to ensure long term success. There is a plethora of ways to tweak a workout and create a new challenge for

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessOPTWorkout Plans

By: Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES Trainers beware, you’re being watched! Not just by gym members, but by fellow Health and Fitness Professionals as well. My daily routine includes me heading to the local gym at 5:15 in the morning to get my workout in. Although I’m very focused

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Certified Personal TrainerCESOPTSports MedicineTraining Benefits

Let’s face it, at one point or another, we’ve all had to sit for extended periods of time, looking at, or working on something in front of us. Whether it was in high school math class, Intro to Athletic Training in our undergraduate program, or our desk based career in

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