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Muscle Extensibility Testing for the Lower Extremity – A Review for the Personal Trainer

June 5, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to provide personal trainers with a review of common muscle extensibility tests of the lower extremity.

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Incorporating Training Load Monitoring into Fitness Programming: A Review of Practical Tools for Fitness Providers

October 8, 2018

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In recent years, performance and prevention strategies have grown to include monitoring training load (TL) to understand fatigue and the potential effects of fatigue on training adaptation and performance.

Personal trainers Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Training Load Monitoring Heart Rate Monitoring HRV

Essentials of Heart Rate Variability for Personal Trainers

October 31, 2015

Video

Heart rate variability (HRV) testing is at the forefront of a wave of cutting-edge assessment tools that are becoming available to the personal trainer. In this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Carmine Grieco provides an overview of the physiological background and dynamics of HRV, including the most current supportive evidence, with an emphasis on the practical application for personal trainers.

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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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Simplifying the Rules to Programming for Special Populations

April 30, 2018

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By reviewing this simplified process of obtaining a client’s health history and physician release, designing an exercise routine with modified exercises, and providing exercises for paid clients versus general members, NSCA-CPTs can be confident prescribing a routine for those who suffer from chronic or temporary health issues.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1

June 1, 2017

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Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.

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A Sample Six-Week Exercise Program to Improve General Physical Preparedness for an Occupational Physical Assessment

April 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week, non-linear program for improving muscular strength, power, endurance, anaerobic capacity, and aerobic capacity. However, this is not a “one-size fits all” program, and manipulation of the program variables may be warranted for some individuals.

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Programming the General Population for Optimal Fitness—10 Important Movement Patterns

November 26, 2018

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Developing a program for a general population client requires understanding their movement needs. Expand your training programs by implementing all ten of the major human movement patterns.

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Programming for Special Populations – A Practical Case Study

February 12, 2021

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This article reviews the recommended exercise prescription the author uses when training special populations.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Special Populations Program Design Mobility Stability

From Inspiration to Passion, the Five Constructs of the Motivation Process

January 22, 2019

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In this 2018 NSCA Personal Training Conference video, Mike Israetel describes how to create and develop motivation in your clients, and how to understand the process of motivation in people.

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