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Teaching Focus: A Personal Perspective

June 1, 2016

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The constant presence of technology can train the mind to be in a constant state of reactivity and unease. Personal trainers can help their clients improve performance by teaching them how to focus.

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Overtraining and Recovery

March 1, 2015

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This article addresses various aspects of overtraining and overreaching, including the signs and symptoms, preventative supplementation, and the recovery process.

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Clinical Application of Eccentric Training

March 1, 2015

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This article addresses the implications and clinical applications of eccentric training. It also provides general exercise guidelines and future directions of eccentric training.

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee—Are You Reporting Accordingly?

April 1, 2016

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Little information is available for personal trainers in regards to differentiating the requirements and responsibilities of working as an employee or an independent contractor. Personal trainers and gym owners would benefit from understanding professional guidelines, details, and general knowledge of these two options.

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Professional Paperwork and More—Suggestions for Protecting Yourself as a Certified Personal Trainer

October 1, 2015

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Every client should participate in a 20 – 30 min initial interview and consultation prior to participating in any physical activity. This process allows the personal trainer and client time to complete the strategy session form, physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q), professional liability form, and trainer-client agreement.

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Varying Tempo for Hypertrophy

June 1, 2017

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Due to the principle of specificity, training should be tailored to the goal of the lifter in terms of the prioritization of strength, hypertrophy, health, and functional outcomes. If the goal is muscular hypertrophy, it may be beneficial to vary the repetition range, and to utilize a variety of loads and loading strategies in the pursuit of maximizing hypertrophy.

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Considerations for Opening a Personal Training Studio or Small Gym—It All Adds Up

April 1, 2015

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To assist future personal training entrepreneurs in preparing for the next step in their careers, this article focuses on four facility design components that every studio or small gym should address before opening the doors.

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Stop Hiring Personal Trainers and Start Building Them—Developing an Internship Program at a Fitness Facility

July 1, 2015

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Finding a well-educated and open-minded employee is, in most cases, simply luck of the draw. Instead of hoping for the perfect new hire to come walking through the door, a business owner could try a different technique in which they shed their business owner mindset and transition into a mentorship role. Using an internship program, the mentor can ideally build themselves the near-perfect employee.

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The Strength and Conditioning Professional’s Role in Preventing Falls of Older Adults

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews common risk factors for falls, discusses practical means to assess risks, and proposes training strategies and other avenues aimed at reducing the risk of falling in older adults.

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The Importance of the Initial Interview—Establishing Credibility Quickly with a New Potential Client

October 1, 2014

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The initial interview is the starting point for the client-trainer relationship and sets the tone for the emotional connection and the development of trust and value for a long-lasting professional relationship.

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