Certified Personal Trainer Research Study spotlight

Research Review: Adequate Dietary Protein Has Associated Benefits for Postmenopausal Women (60-90 Years)

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Ideal protein (PRO) intake is a topic of much debate in the fitness community as the benefits and recommended intakes can vary greatly depending on the source. Likewise, PRO needs can be considerably different depending on an individual’s baseline ...
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Weight Loss spotlight

Helping a Client Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Most clients have a goal in mind when they start working with a personal trainer. As trainers, our main objective is to help our clients reach their goals safely and efficiently. We'll do everything we can to help our clients, but what if their goal ...
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stress mindfulness spotlight

7 Ways to Reduce Stress Through Mindfulness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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As we navigate work and personal life, there will be moments when thoughts of an unknown situation and its related outcomes will weigh heavily on one's mind resulting in feelings of stress and rumination. This blog will talk about 7 ways you can ...
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Fitness spotlight

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease With Hardiness Coaching

Patricia VanGalen 0
Like a leaky roof, do we patch the hole and hope for the best? Or do we replace and restore it and do the maintenance to optimize it, despite extreme weather conditions? In ski-speak, we joke about variable conditions, which are never predictable. In ...
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Nutrition spotlight Recovery

What to Eat After a Workout: Nutrition for Muscle Repair and Recovery

Geoff Lecovin 0
Recovery is the return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Optimal recovery is best attained through an integrative approach, focusing on nutrition, sleep, and stress management. 
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spotlight

Toning vs. Bulking Up: What's The Difference?

Jeff Thaxton 0
One of the most fundamental questions about fitness is: what is the difference between bulking and toning up? The answer has many facets, and to explore it completely, we will look at dieting, exercise programming, and more.
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Fitness spotlight Bench Press

Bench Press Elbow Pain: Avoid Lifter's Elbow With These Modifications

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills
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Anyone having experienced pain in their elbow while bench pressing knows it can be a frustrating ordeal. For those who have not, imagine entering the gym ready to put in the work, and after loading the appropriate weight onto the bar, laying back on the ...
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Research Study spotlight hypertrophy protein

Is a Calorie Surplus Necessary to Increase Skeletal Muscle Mass in Resistance Trained Female Athletes?

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Influenced by popular media and body image expectations; female strength athletes often engage in nutrition practices that may be counterproductive to a goal of skeletal muscle growth (hypertrophy). Many female strength athletes will pursue a goal of ...
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spotlight Muscles

Postural and Phasic Muscles: Differences in Function

Dianne Woodruff 0
Postural and phasic muscle theory and its application takes a global view of body and joint movement. It’s about function, how the body is designed to perform and how to improve that function by working within the body’s design. If we understand ...
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stress Training Benefits spotlight

5 Ways to Enhance your Healthspan

Sam Arnold
Sam Arnold
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Throughout the pandemic, you have likely spent more time at home by yourself than you ever expected or wanted to. You almost certainly have needed a lift at one time or another. Given all the discussion of precautions, illness, and death, you may have ...
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