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    The Role of Exercise in Anxiety and Depression: Background and Practical Considerations
    Evidence suggests a positive relationship between physical activity, exercise, and mental health. Exercise as a treatment modality is now being considered alongside psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches, and the role of specifically trained exercise specialists and personal trainers is an important component of the multi-disciplinary team.
    Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy
    The manipulation of resistance training (RT) variables is widely considered an essential strategy to maximize muscular adaptations. One variable that has received substantial attention in this regard is RT volume. This infographic provides evidence-based guidelines as to volume when creating RT programs designed to maximize muscle hypertrophy.
    Strength Training for the Older Client—A Blueprint for Program Design
    This article provides a blueprint and “mini-macrocycle” that will assist the personal trainer in creating a program design for older adults by offering organized templates, direction in selecting exercise components, and the creation of volume controls specific to the client’s needs.
    Simplifying the Rules to Programming for Special Populations
    By reviewing this simplified process of obtaining a client’s health history and physician release, designing an exercise routine with modified exercises, and providing exercises for paid clients versus general members, NSCA-CPTs can be confident prescribing a routine for those who suffer from chronic or temporary health issues.
    The Undervalued Lunge
    Learning to lunge correctly can strengthen the lower body musculature, improve core stability and balance, enhance hip flexibility, and increase functionality. There are a plethora of modifications and progressions to consider.
    Eccentric and Movement-Specific Training for the Aging Racquetball Player
    Racquetball consists of various movements and has different training styles and techniques that target particular skills that can affect an aging player’s performance. The drills in this article are designed to strengthen and coordinate the lower extremity muscle groups for the aging racquetball player.
    How to Improve Your Sales Skills and Get More Clients without Compromising Your Values
    If you want to have control of your earning potential as a personal trainer, it is important to master the art of the sale. With the help of this sales process and closing system, you will be able to confidently close more sales and help more clients.
    Case Study: Sleep and Injury in Elite Soccer
    Is there a link between sleep and injury occurrence? This infographic summarizes a case study that examines the link between sleep and injury occurrence in an elite male soccer player.
    Sprint Interval Training
    This study assessed the performance effects of a novel short-term and highly accessible training protocol based on maximal shuttle runs in the field.
    Neural Contributions to Muscle Growth
    Neural adaptations help mediate growth-related processes and the early increase in strength is attributable mainly to improved neural function. Along with neural changes, various aspects of the protein metabolism in the muscle are changing in the early phases of training.