Sports Performance

Speed and agility training is crucial for basketball to improve footwork skills as well as improve cardiorespiratory stamina. Speed and agility training is also key in decreasing injury for basketball players. This article will review the rationale for speed and agility training for the sport of basketball and provide drills

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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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NutritionSports Performance

For endurance events, nutrition is key and timing is everything. Every endurance athlete needs two types of equipment. There’s the external equipment  such as apparel and sport-specific gear. Then there’s the internal kind– food and fluid. But just as important as what you choose for nutrition and hydration is the timing, says Leslie

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Certified Personal TrainerFitness

It’s been said that in the first seven seconds of a customer or client meeting you, they’ll make 11 impressions about you. Make them positive impressions with our 10 quick tips to building positive rapport. A common error made by many health and fitness professionals when meeting new or prospective

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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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