Nutrition American Fitness Magazine

Hydration and Fitness: The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Jennifer Klau
Jennifer Klau
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Originally published in the spring 2019 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. To earn 2 AFAA/0.2 NASM CEUs, purchase the CEU quiz ($35) and successfully complete it online. News flash! There’s a substance, available right now, that improves mood and ...
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American Fitness Magazine Hypertrophy OPT Model

Built to Order: Strength and Size Considerations

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. The desire to increase muscle size and strength have inspired their fair share of fads and pseudoscience, promising impressive gains if you do this or buy that. There is ...
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Weight Loss American Fitness Magazine OPT Model

Supersets for Legs and Back - Exercises to Burn Calories

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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  Originally published in the spring 2017 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Uplifting news: Just 4 weeks of resistance training can decrease body fat and waist size. Resistance training and the 2nd phase of the OPT™ model is a must for any weight loss ...
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CES American Fitness Magazine

Lower Crossed Syndrome: Starting From the Center

Ken Miller
Ken Miller
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Lower crossed syndrome is one of the most common compensatory patterns. It is characterized by an anterior tilt to the pelvis (arched lower back). In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the ill effects of prolonged sitting. Articles, blog posts and TV ...
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CPT Research Study American Fitness Magazine

How to Understand a Fitness Research Paper

Jennifer Klau
Jennifer Klau
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Published research can sound as though it’s written in a different language. If you can’t understand the title of a paper, you may think it won’t get any better if you read on. As a result, many people never read beyond the abstract, which summarizes the ...
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American Fitness Magazine Joint Health

Smart Moves for Strong Shoulders

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. With so much of life happening at the front of the body (driving a car, typing on a computer and even doing many exercises, such as pushup and bench press), a lot of people have ...
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American Fitness Magazine

Creative Interim Programming Solutions

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Are you planning to renovate the flooring in your group fitness classroom? Or perhaps you need to complete a construction project at your yoga studio in the near future? If so, ...
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American Fitness Magazine Cardio

A Perfect FITTE: 5 Ways to Customize Cardio Programming

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. The four words every client loves to hear: “It’s time for cardio!” (Cue the collective eye roll from clients around the globe.) As personal trainers, we know that cardiovascular ...
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Group Fitness American Fitness Magazine

Minimal-Equipment Workouts for Group Exercise Classes

Melissa Weigelt
Melissa Weigelt
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Being a good group exercise instructor (and hybrid trainer) means being a master of improvisation. The ability to adjust class plans on the spot is a necessary skill to ensure ...
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Nutrition American Fitness Magazine

The Sweet Talk on Stevia: Is It Safe to Consume?

Scott Josephson 0
Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. American consumers today have a multitude of options when it comes to choosing low- or no-calorie sweeteners to cut down on sugar and carbs. For those who favor natural products ...
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