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The Movement Perfection Process

July 31, 2014


According to Shawn Myszka, if we optimize on-field movement efficiency, we can maximize athletic performance. Shawn spoke during the NSCA's 2014 National Conference on the importance of mastering the fundamentals of movement. Don't just work to change strength characteristics, he says - change behavior because behavior becomes patterns.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Athletic performance Fundamental Movements Movement Efficiency Change Behavior Behavior Patterns

Transtheoretical Model—Applications to Personal Training

January 1, 2015

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While there are a variety of behavior change theories and models to choose from when developing a targeted behavioral approach for a client, the transtheoretical model (TTM) provides a relatively simple and easy-to-follow model.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design behavior change TTM transtheoretical model

Health Behavior Change: Theory and Practical Tips for the Personal Trainer

October 31, 2015

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Why are some behaviors so easy to change while others are so excruciatingly difficult? In this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Annette Lang explains how to identify specific components that have contributed to success—or lack thereof—in changing behaviors and ultimately, habits.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design personal training nsca-cpt Behavior Change

Wellness Coaching – Keeping Military Members Fit to Fight

September 3, 2021


The purpose of this article is to present evidence for implementing wellness coaching practices for enhanced dissemination of knowledge and improved efficacy of lasting behavior change, positively affecting the service member’s fitness performance levels and decreasing risk of lifestyle disease development.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Wellness Coaching Dietary Supplements Health-Related Behaviors

Disrupting Unhealthy Habits with Environmental Modifications

April 1, 2015


Because habits are contextually linked, it is reasonable to suggest that modifying the environment may disrupt the habit process and allow conscious intention to guide behavior. This article focuses on providing practical recommendations to aid individuals with intentions to exercise and eat healthy to reach their goals in the face of undesirable habits.

Personal trainers Nutrition Program design environmental modification personal training behavior modification healthy habits

Considerations for Training Sedentary Populations

August 18, 2023

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This article identifies considerations and practical training ideas for training sedentary populations.

Personal trainers Program design Sedentary Personal Training Goal Setting Habits

Understanding Weight Bias among Personal Trainers and Practical Strategies

March 4, 2022

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This article seeks to explore weight bias and provide strategies to reduce weight bias behaviors.

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Sleep Improvement Programs for Firefighters – A Critically Appraised Topic

June 18, 2021

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The research reviewed in this article provides a baseline snapshot of clinically-relevant tools to screen, diagnose, and provide treatment that can improve behavior surrounding sleep, as well as quantity and quality of sleep in occupational firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Professional Development Firefighters Sleep Deprivation Sleep Health TSAC-F

Sedentariness, Deconditioning, and Practical Considerations for Personal Trainers

January 28, 2019

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This article summarizes current populations and descriptions of sedentariness and deconditioning, and offers practical considerations for personal trainers working with these behaviors.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Deconditioning Sedentary Clients Sedentariness Client Behaviors

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