Group Personal Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

by Dr Vu H. Nguyen, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Personal Training Quarterly October 2019
Vol 6, Issue 2


Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD) are conditions that affect millions of people, and the amount of people afflicted is on the rise. To potentially reverse this trend, personal trainers can provide group sessions of high-intensity progressive resistance training to increase BMD and prevent osteoporosis.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »



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Vu Nguyen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritionand Fitness, Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and Master ofEducation and Doctor of P ...

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