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indoor cycling for personal trainers
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Why Should Personal Trainers Teach Indoor Cycling? “Teach Indoor Cycling?  Who, me? I don’t think so. I’m a trainer!” It isn’t uncommon to hear of group fitness departments being at odds with personal training teams.   Instead of working together to help members get the most out of their complete

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Vu Nguyen was strong and fit. He didn’t drink or smoke. But on a sweltering July day in 2018, the 50-year-old Cleveland police officer collapsed during a 1.5-mile run that was part of a training exercise. He died 4 days later. Medical authorities blamed rhabdomyolysis, a rare but serious medical

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The OPT Model™, or Optimum Performance Training Model, is a fitness training system developed by NASM. The OPT Model is based on scientific evidence and principles that progresses an individual through five training phases: stabilization endurance, strength endurance, hypertrophy, maximal strength and power. In the inaugural episode of the NASM-CPT

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Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Cancer is serious business. It is second only to heart disease as Americans’ leading cause of death, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Of those new cases, many will

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Sprinters typically use a higher ratio of Fast-Twitch fibers while distance runners use a higher ratio of Slow-Twitch fibers.
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Looking to build endurance? What about power? Do dreams of being an all-star hitter or marathon runner need to be dashed if twitch ratios aren’t ideal? Not necessarily. The types of muscle fibers targeted in different types of training programs can impact performance goals.   In this article, we explore

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