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Strength Training for the Older Client—A Blueprint for Program Design

June 1, 2017

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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.

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Examining the Efficacy of Common Fitness and Movement Tests—Personal Perspective

June 1, 2017

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In the push for personal training sales, many gyms will use assessment protocols as a way to prove to clients that they can indeed benefit from personal training. This article examines the merits behind this concept.

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Effects of Exercise on Osteoporosis: Part 4

June 1, 2017

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Exercise and physical activity are necessary for the development of optimal bone health, as well as the preservation of bone mass density (BMD) throughout life. It is imperative, as health and fitness professionals, to understand the impact of exercise on skeletal health and overall wellness and to serve as an educational resource for clients.

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Helping Motivate Clients—Applications of the Self-Determination Theory

March 1, 2014

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This article provides practical suggestions that personal trainers can use to help their clients become and stay motivated to stick with their exercise routines.

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Choosing Exercises—“The Crunch”

April 1, 2017

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Should personal trainers include the crunch exercise in an exercise program? The answer should always be, “it depends;” however, arriving at the best answer requires a process.

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Traditional Versus Minimalist Footwear—Injury Concerns

April 2, 2015

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When it comes to traditional versus minimalist footwear, there are many considerations for injury risk. This article weighs the risks and benefits of both types of footwear from focusing on current literature on the subject.

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Foam Rolling for Performance and Recovery

February 2, 2015

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Self-myofascial release (SMR) through the use of foam rolling or other implements is a time and cost-efficient method of increasing performance and recovery.

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Personal Training for the Sedentary Office Worker

April 2, 2015

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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.

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Technology and the Personal Trainer—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

April 2, 2014

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As consumers embrace technology, they are also expecting that same incorporation of technology into their exercise programs. This article shares how some top trainers are meeting this need.

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Land-Based Strength and Conditioning for Swimming

June 1, 2017

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Incorporating land-based strength and conditioning into a training regimen can give a swimmer a competitive edge. As with every sport, there are sport-specific exercises the athlete should perform in order to mimic the specific sport movement they are trying to improve.

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