Certified Personal Trainer Research Study American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Spring 2020

How to Understand a 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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Fall for Fish: Eat to Beat Autumn Asthma

Alexandra Williams, MA
Alexandra Williams, MA
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As a fitness professional, you’re likely familiar with exercise-induced asthma (EIA) or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), which can cause symptoms like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or a tightness in the chest—particularly in cold, ...
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Research in Review: Does a caring fitness staff play a role in member motivation and retention?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Simple friendly staff interactions might just be the motivation members need to keep exercising and coming back to your fitness center.
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Research in Review: Will Weighing In Every Day Improve Weight Control Behaviors?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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With weight loss being one of the common goals for clients, will recommending a daily visit to the scale improve their results? See what this study found.
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Research in Review: SMR or Static Stretching for the ROM Win with Overhead Athletes?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Does using self-myofascial release (SMR), static stretching, or a combination of both, improve range of motion (ROM) for overhead athletes? See what the results were for these softball players.
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Research in Review: Does a Shortened Hip Flexor Limit the Hip Extensor and Lower Extremity Biomechanics?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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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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Research in Review: What type of messaging gets students to exercise?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Communicating what can be gained from exercising versus what might be lost from not exercising can impact participation.
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Research in Review: Do external cues help form exercise habits?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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See what types of cues can help make exercise a lasting habit.
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Research in Review: Will a single training session improve a client’s sense of strength or leanness?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Can a single session of resistance training or cardio improve a client’s body image? And if so, for how long?
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Research in Review: Full or Partial Back Squat- Which Activates the Muscles More?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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See how muscle activation differs (or doesn’t) between the partial and full back squat.
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