Fitness Training Benefits Hypertrophy

Defining Muscular Hypertrophy & Growth Training Best Practices

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Muscle hypertrophy is the process of increasing muscle size, typically through weightlifting and resistance training. Getting big, toned muscles is one of the most common goals Certified Personal Trainers help their clients achieve. One thing to remember ...
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Training Benefits

Resistance Training Exercises & Concepts You Should Use

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, and at least 2 days of full-body resistance training per week. What counts as resistance training and how can you get started today? ...
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Training Benefits wellness

Exercise and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Portia Page
Portia Page |
Since mid-March, most of the country has been dealing with social distancing rules, stay-at-home orders, business closures, overcrowded hospitals and limited health services.
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Training Benefits wellness

5 Ways to Increase your Healthspan

Sam Arnold
Sam Arnold |
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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CES Training Benefits warm-up

Foam Rolling: Applying the Technique of Self-Myofascial Release

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Try out our free foam rolling course today and learn the importance of foam rolling! Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique ...
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Training Benefits American Fitness Magazine COVID-19

Moving Forward: A Fitness Pioneer’s Pandemic-Inspired Best Practices

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
“My whole schtick when I opened in 2013 was to provide the fitness industry’s first one-on-one personal training that’s done in a group setting,” says Donny Day, NASM-CPT, owner of Peak Zone Fitness in Lake Highlands, Texas.
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CPT Training Benefits American Fitness Magazine

Muscle Clocks: The Importance of Synchronized Training

Amy Ashmore, PhD
Amy Ashmore, PhD |
Many exercisers and athletes prefer to train at the same time every day. They may suggest a variety of reasons for this: That’s when they feel most awake, least hungry, most focused or least stressed.
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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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CPT Training Benefits

The Lunge - An Effective Lower Body Training Exercise

Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES
Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
The lunge is a versatile, simple and effective movement for lower body training. Various positions, planes of motion and speeds can all yield different training adaptations for the exerciser. Lunges are the gift that keeps on giving! We’ll discuss ...
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Fitness HIIT Training Benefits Weight Loss Cardio

Metabolic Conditioning: Moving Beyond Cardio

Josh Elsesser
Josh Elsesser |
Metabolic conditioning is more than just cardiorespiratory exercise. As a fitness professional, you need to be able to design a conditioning program for your clients that effectively addresses their unique physiology, as well as providing them the ...
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