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Maintaining Motivation for Collegiate Basketball Players

January 1, 2015

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Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are three keys to promoting a more intrinsically motivated athlete. These components can be combined in nearly limitless ways, which is especially important for the long basketball season.

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From Personal Experience—TSAC Influence

March 1, 2015

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One of the most important skills for tactical facilitators to have is the ability to influence others. One way tactical facilitators can improve their influence is through education, observation, and participation.

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How Low Can You Go—Considerations for Low-Carbohydrate Diets

December 1, 2013

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Recent research has developed new ways of approaching macronutrient ratios that challenge the conventional way of thinking. This article takes a look at what is usually recommended for athletes, as well as different lower carbohydrate variations.

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Psychological and Motivational Techniques

October 1, 2018

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This book excerpt reviews the psychological principal of the self-determination theory (SDT) and its role in motivation and how this can be used in a tactical setting.

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Communication—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

March 1, 2014

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In this article, three outstanding fitness professionals share their thoughts and experiences on the importance of communication in the personal training field.

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The Interaction Between Metabolic Disorders and Personal Trainers

February 1, 2016

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With the current rise in overweight individuals, obesity, prediabetes, and diabetes, the role of qualified personal trainers is absolutely crucial for creating a more active and healthy society.

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The Sales Presentation—An In-Depth Look and Building a Customized System for Success

December 31, 2018

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Beyond the programming, exercise technique, and human physiology, it is also important to create a customized system for sales success. Re-framing the purpose of the sales presentation in the proper light and creating a customized system that will allow a fitness professional to sell their services with integrity can allow them to help more clients.

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Semi-Private Training – An Ideal Model for Small Studios and Productive Trainers

March 25, 2019

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David Crump describes how semi-private training can be an effective model for some studio and small gym owners to continue to grow their business and reach individuals.

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From College to Command—Human Performance Optimization and the Army ROTC Cadet

November 19, 2018

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Soldiers in today’s Army should be exposed to realistic and stressful training scenarios. Additionally, they should be educated on the physical, psychological, and cognitive effects of combat and fatigue. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) cadets are an ideal training audience since they are already immersed in an academic environment.

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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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