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Meal Frequency and Weight Loss—Is There Such a Thing as Stoking the Metabolic Fire?

April 1, 2015

Article

This article discusses the effects of an increase or decrease in meal frequency, specifically in regards to metabolic rate and body fat loss.

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Determination of Resistance Training Frequency

May 1, 2017

Article

Factors such as the types of exercises used, the number of muscle groups trained per session, the structure of the program, and the client’s training status and overall fitness level dictate training frequency.

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Resistance Training Frequency: How Often Should you Train to Maximize Strength and Hypertrophy?

May 27, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Brad Schoenfeld talks about integrating science into training programs to optimize an individual’s genetic potential to see the best results from training.

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Factors Related to Average Concentric Velocity of Four Barbell Exercises at Various Loads

April 10, 2020

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This article explains how training age, training frequency, limb length, height, and relative strength relate to concentric barbell velocities at varying loads.

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Hamstring Training for Injury Prevention – Part I

January 1, 2013

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This article provides a review of the anatomy of the hamstring muscles and includes ways to minimize the severity and frequency of hamstring strains.

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Developing an Educational Culture

April 1, 2016

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Personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches around the world are the frontline and display of any fitness facility. Common issues, such as sales techniques and member interaction/experience, can be qualities that are developed over time through employee education.

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Beetroot Juice Supplementation and Exercise

January 1, 2013

Article

This article addresses possible benefits, proposed mechanisms, dosage, and frequency of beetroot juice as an ergogenic aid.

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Integration of Endurance Resistance Training

May 1, 2017

Article

When integrating resistance training, endurance athletes must ensure that the sessions or workouts are sequenced in the context of the overall workload. Giving careful thought to these factors when designing the training plan will increase the chances of success.

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Considerations for Reporting Resistance Training Program Design

August 1, 2013

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Strength and conditioning coaches can help bridge the gap between research and anecdotal experiences by reporting subjective and objective information obtained while carrying out everyday responsibilities.

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Six Essentials to Safe Participation

May 1, 2017

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Hydration, footwear, and exercise frequency are only a few of the essentials to safe participation in cardiovascular activity. Make sure to include all six essentials in your program to ensure safe participation.

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