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Protein Quality and Quantity Considerations

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By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Proteins are both a source of interest and controversy amongst athletes and individuals seeking to improve performance and overall health.  Although there is much to discuss with respect to protein and health ...
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Dysfunctional Breathing and Its Affects on the Kinetic Chain

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The action of breathing is commonly taken for granted; however, dysfunctional breathing can lead to, or be the result of, dysfunction of the kinetic chain. This article will review the difference between proper and dysfunctional breathing, how ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness

Running Shoe or Minimalist Shoe?

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By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Running shoe, minimalist shoe, or just taking it all off and going bare? Take a walk with us as we share how the type of footwear worn impacts running style and how to step into a minimalist transition training ...
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The Effects of Pronation Distortion Syndrome + Solutions for Injury

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Dysfunction at the foot and ankle complex can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal issues in other regions of the kinetic chain that can eventually lead to injury. In this article, we’ll review the common postural distortion pattern, Pronation Distortion ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Glutes Q & A Research Study

Which exercises target the gluteal muscles while minimizing activation of the tensor fascia lata?

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Tightness of the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and weakness in the gluteals is a common muscle imbalance seen in the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. One of the keys in helping to improve this imbalance is to strengthen the gluetal muscles with minimal activity of ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Research Study Women's Fitness

Mirror Gait Retraining for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain in Female Runners

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Altered hip mechanics (hip adduction, contralateral pelvic drop, internal rotation) are often associated with patellofemoral pain in female runners. This study evaluated basic gait retraining techniques using a full-length mirror in female runners with ...
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Sports Performance

The Importance of Reactive/Power Training

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Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym ...
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Sports Performance Basketball

Speed and Agility Training for Basketball

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Speed and agility training is crucial for basketball players to improve footwork skills as well as improve cardio-respiratory stamina. Speed and agility training is also key in decreasing injury for basketball players. This article will review the ...
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Function Training

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Functional training has become a buzz word in the industry and a trend that has taken the industry by storm. There are fitness education organizations that offer credentialing courses just around functional training. Traditionally, functional training is ...
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Top Three Postural Problems Caused by Sitting and How to Fix Them

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By: Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES We’ve all seen the research about the negative impact sitting for extended periods of time has on our health. But most of us have to sit, at least for a portion of our day. Read on to learn ways to address the ...
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