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Break Through Fitness Plateaus with These 4 Tips

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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It is important to change up our personal fitness program when we experience a plateau.. Similarly, it is essential to adjust our fitness program when we notice boredom or disinterest in our exercise program. Lastly, if we no longer feel challenged or ...
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A Perfect FITTE: 5 Ways to Customize Cardio Programming

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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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Planning Training Around One’s Own Biological Clock for Peak Performance

Dr. Allison Brager
Dr. Allison Brager
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The expression "training around the clock" has more scientific merit than many would expect. Typically, it's used to refer to the daily grind of balancing training with work, meal preparation for training, and finding time to recover.  
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Even More Periodization and Programming

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Periodization and programming are not necessarily the same thing. Periodization is the cycles of training that take place. Often, we talk about macro, meso, and micro cycles. In sports, the periodization may include those concepts, but change based on ...
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The Importance of Sleep and Recovery

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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When we think of corrective exercise, we often picture the process of trying to correct a less than optimal movement pattern with rolling, lengthening, activation, and integration techniques. Improving movement quality requires an individual to inhibit ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: More on Exercise Programming and Periodization

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Periodization and programming are not necessarily the same thing. Periodization is the cycles of training that take place. Often, we talk about macro, meso, and micro cycles. In sports, the periodization may include those concepts, but change based on ...
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Recovery and the NASM OPT™ Model

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Getting the most out of each workout requires more than just following a great training program. Consistent performance also requires an optimal balance between training and recovery. Mention the subject to most clients, though, and you’re likely to meet ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Exercise Programming and Periodization

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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This week we look at the differences between periodization, programming, and routines. These are often used interchangeably and should not be. There is a mean of delineating the three and refining not only how we speak to them, but also how we implement ...
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BACK ON TRACK: WORKING WITH CLIENTS FOLLOWING A KNEE REPLACEMENT

Trish Muse
Trish Muse
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Chances are, at some point in your personal training career, you will work with clients who’ve had a knee replacement or are on track to get one. This can be a daunting prospect to consider, but it doesn’t have to be. With a combination of cultivated ...
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Is Losing Touch with the Why in Program Design Costing You Money?

Ryan Halvorson
Ryan Halvorson
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Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. When I first became a personal trainer some 14 years ago, I was obsessed with corrective exercise and movement perfection. Prospective clients watched as I geeked out on every ...
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