Article List
    Stability and Weightlifting: Training Stability—Part 3
    This article is the third installment of a four-part series on stabilization in weight training. It covers how to train trunk stability and how to decrease the dominance of the extension/compression stabilizing strategy (ECSS) that is often perpetuated during training.
    Comparing Metabolic Rate Measurement Methods
    Although accelerometers, pedometers, heart rate monitors, and questionnaires are not as accurate as direct and indirect calorimetry in determining metabolic rate, these less expensive tools can be used to create exercise plans, particularly those focused on health promotion and fitness.
    Carnitine—Effective Fat-Loss Supplement
    Although it may be possible to increase skeletal muscle levels of carnitine by combining it with relatively large amounts of carbohydrates repeatedly throughout the day, or by taking it with choline, there is limited data that shows that carnitine is a fat-burner that results in significant reductions in fat mass.
    Personal Trainers and Nutrition Advice—What Can I Legally Tell My Clients
    Personal trainers are responsible to be familiar with the sometimes fluid landscape of the nutritional counseling laws in their state and to abide by them.
    Body Mass Bias—Effects on Fitness Test and Tactical Performance
    Because fitness test results are part of performance evaluations, smaller service members have an advantage in terms of attaining promotions, despite evidence that suggests that greater body size, strength, power, and load carrying capacity is correlated with tactical performance.
    Personal Training for the Sedentary Office Worker
    No training program can completely eliminate the risk of cardiovascular disease or low back pain, but some steps can be taken to decrease the likelihood of being afflicted by either.
    Should Personal Trainers Also Be Registered Dietitians?
    Personal training clients may need to make both exercise and nutrition changes to achieve their goals. Combining the nutritional knowledge of registered dietitians and training aspects of personal trainers may be of benefit to clients.
    Pick Your Protein
    How can tactical athletes ensure they are getting enough protein, what is the best timing for protein intake, and what should they look for in a protein supplement?
    Post-Workout Nutrition—Nutrient Timing and the Anabolic Window
    This article summarizes the relevant literature regarding post-workout nutrient timing and its importance to training adaptations, specifically increasing skeletal muscle hypertrophy and replenishing skeletal muscle glycogen stores.
    Eating for Muscle Growth
    The purpose of this article is to provide knowledge about nutritional intake (focusing on protein and carbohydrates), in tandem with a workout program, which may help in achieving muscle growth.