American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Spring 2018 Core Training

Core Objectives: Making a Case for Progressive Core Training

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS
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Originally appeared in the spring 2018 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. Some fitness professionals see the word “core” as gimmicky and replace it with words like “trunk,” “center” or “column.” Others resist the term because they feel it lacks a ...
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Progressive Exercises for Post-Pregnancy

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
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As a Pilates instructor, I’ve worked with many women who wanted to regain strength and muscle tone after pregnancy. Some of them complained about abdominal pressure, pain or weakness even years after giving birth. Others returned to class with their ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Core Training Overview

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Even the biggest bodybuilder with the best set of “Abs” may have a weak core as storied in this episode of the NASM-CPT Podcast. Rick talks about the biggest person he’s ever met in real life and how his core stabilization system was … less than ...
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How to Prevent Diastasis Recti (with Crunches)

Tatum Rebelle 2
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) has become a hot topic as more and more women's fitness professionals advertise programs that promise to prevent or fix the condition. While it is a terrifying thought for most, DRA is a reality for up to 70% of pregnant ...
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New clients? Get to the core of the matter!

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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  Originally appeared in the winter 2017 issue of American Fitness Magazine As a new year dawns, thousands of people join health clubs with the intention of changing their lives. However, more than 40% of new exercisers cancel that membership within 4 ...
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