A Personal Trainer’s 4 Step Approach to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Scott Keppel |
Here we go, again. “It’s a new year and this is my year! I know I said that last year, and years in the past, but this time I mean it. No more yo-yo dieting,
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Fitness Sports Performance

6 Training Moves for Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI |
A high school athlete walks through our doors and we can see their strength, stability and biomechanical control deficits from their gait pattern.
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

The Second Scoop on Protein: When, What and How Much?

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Drinking a protein shake after resistance-training is a popular nutritional strategy adopted by many fitness enthusiasts and athletes to boost muscle protein synthesis (MPS).
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CPT Fitness Holidays Workout Plans

2 Thanksgiving Workouts to Gobble Up

Scott Keppel |
Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you’re like most, you’re going to over indulge in the foods and treats shared during this feast. Knowing you may over consume, and even if you don’t, these two workouts are guaranteed to help you burn a little extra
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Fitness Training Benefits

Breathe Right: Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
The act of breathing seems incredibly simple, but doing it properly can be surprisingly complex--and of vital importance to your clients' performance.
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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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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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