Fitness Holidays Nutrition

5 Practical Tips for Surviving the Terror of Halloween Candy

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Halloween is just around the corner, which means just one thing, copious amounts of sugar-loaded treats void of any real nutritional value—the splurge that is all in the spirit of Halloween. But is it worth the results you and your clients have worked so ...
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Fitness Nutrition

Weather Got You Feeling SAD? Here's 4 Mood Boosters.

Geoff Lecovin |
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a combination of biological and mood disturbances typically occurring in the autumn and
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CES Fitness Sports Performance Joint Health

Shoulder Function: Enhancing Scapular Stabilization

Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC |
Our upper extremity is designed around our hands, our primary tool in manipulating objects in our environment. To this end, the shoulder complex provides the upper extremity with a wide range of motion, allowing us to position our hands in front of, ...
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Fitness

Research in Review: Does a Shortened Hip Flexor Limit the Hip Extensor and Lower Extremity Biomechanics?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Using the overhead squat assessment as one of the series of assessments, this study examined the affect of hip flexor length on lower extremity strength, activation and biomechanics.
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CPT Fitness

5 Tips to Cue Your Training Clients for Better Movement

Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES
Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
Cueing is a vital skill that every fitness professional should master. It is essential for coaching proper technique and it creates a connection between you and your client, conveying how in-tune you are to their movement and performance.
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Fitness Weight Loss Nutrition

How to Work Off Your Halloween Candy

Brian Kent, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
Before you grab a Halloween fun size candy out of the cauldron, here's the creepy calorie count that will have you haunting the gym.
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance

Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic Overtraining

Bryan D. Burnstein, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NASM-CES, PES, FNS, USAW |
A successful sports performance program may be summarized by two primary outcomes; athlete availability and athlete durability. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the sports performance professional to ensure the program is designed and implemented ...
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Fitness Senior Fitness Sports Performance

Strength Against Alzheimer’s

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Exercise can improve the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease—and even slow its progression. Here’s expert insight on motivating and managing clients with early onset and later stages.
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CPT Fitness

Why do trainers have clients do odd looking exercises?

Brian Kent, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
Ah yes, the “Why are they doing that?” remark. We've all seen it. Somewhere in "Training Land" a trainer is making a client do some movement that looks, well, rather ridiculous. It might even look so odd that the untrained eye or mind might wonder, "What ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Workout Plans Nutrition

Endurance Exercise and Your Gut: Strategies to Outrun the Runs and other GI Complaints

Geoff Lecovin |
Adverse gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, such as cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common problems faced by up to 90% of endurance athletes. Exercise-related gastrointestinal symptoms are inconvenient, can adversely affect performance and in ...
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