Workout Plans Joint Health

Diving Deeper into the Squat: Common Misconceptions

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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To this day, we still hear certain squat rules echoed over and over throughout gyms and health clubs by many fitness professionals that often sound contradictory. While some rules emerged through research, the origins of others may lie in folklore and ...
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Front Squat or Back Squat—Which Should You Choose?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Which is better, the front squat or the back squat? The answer to this ongoing debate depends heavily on the client.
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Boosting Brain Fitness – Understanding the Brain-Exercise Connection

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Neuroplasticity was a relatively unknown term until the 1970s when scientists began accepting the notion that our brain is a not a physiologically static organ, becoming fixed shortly after birth with approximately 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) (1, ...
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Back to School Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

Geoff Lecovin 2
It’s back to school time. Backpacks, sitting and poor studying posture can mean your “kinetic chain” is going to get yanked and kinked, potentially resulting in pain.
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Sports Performance

Concussions: What You Should Know

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Four things all trainers should know about clients and brain trauma. Football players aren’t the only ones at risk for concussions. Your active-sports-oriented clients are too—and the injury could have serious consequences if not properly treated. Here, ...
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If I Knew Then…Three Trainers Share their Experience

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Mike Woelflein Personal training is a growing field—and the growth shows no sign of slowing. All the more reason to get certified online today! In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 13% growth through 2022. That’s a lot of new trainers ...
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Overactive Versus Underactive Muscles: What Does It All Mean?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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“Do you suffer from muscle imbalances?” “Is your back pain due to a muscle imbalance?” “Prevent ACL injuries by reducing your muscle imbalances!” What does all this mean? Are muscle imbalances just a marketing craze extending beyond the fitness industry ...
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Nutrition

Detoxification- What Do You Have to Lose?

Geoff Lecovin 0
Are you feeling sluggish or lethargic? Have you put on a few extra pounds? Is your skin blemished? Should you invest in a detox program?
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Addressing the Psoas in the NASM Corrective Exercise Model

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS
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The psoas has been a target of much accusation and blame for causing altered movement patterns in the realm of human movement science, and for good reason. We are a hip flexed people, product of a chair-borne society. Until the societal paradigm shifts ...
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Sports Performance

Sports Performance Testing and Evaluation: The Whole Team Approach

Brian Sutton
Brian Sutton
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As a sports performance professional, conducting a comprehensive fitness evaluation for an athlete can be a complicated process. And it is even more complicated when working with an entire team of athletes. Selecting the appropriate health-risk, ...
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