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    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.
    Sport Performance and Metabolic Rate
    Knowledge of metabolic rate can help athletes as well as health-conscious people improve their exercise performance or obtain the fat-to-lean-mass ratio optimal for their personal situations. Two examples of how this works follow.
    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.
    Proper Fueling for Basketball Athletes
    Rapport building and finding the goals and motivations of the basketball athletes are the best ways to gain insight into how nutrition can help them. Relating nutrition and their on-court performance can help basketball athletes make thoughtful nutritional decisions.
    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?