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Group Personal Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

October 8, 2019

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Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD) are conditions that affect millions of people, and the amount of people afflicted is on the rise. To potentially reverse this trend, personal trainers can provide group sessions of high-intensity progressive resistance training to increase BMD and prevent osteoporosis.

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Determination of Resistance Training Frequency

May 1, 2017

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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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Common Practice for Personal Trainers that Should not be so Common: Examination of Common Practices

Starting into the personal training business is a very exciting endeavor full of great potential, possibilities for success, and endless opportunities to help others. However, many of the “common practices” found in today’s personal training industry are not the most effective tactics to implement.

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Small Group Training to Maximize Results for Clients and Profitability

November 6, 2018

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As a personal trainers business and clients grow a limitation of time and number of clients one can fit into a day is often dealt with by charging more per session or offering more time slots. This article goes over how to implement group training to maximize results for clients and profitability for a personal trainer,

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Reconditioning from Sedentariness

July 29, 2019

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With the rapid development of technology, the daily demands for physical activity are significantly reduced. This article details four distinct phases for personal trainers to implement when working with clients coming from sedentary lifestyles.

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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Triathletes

November 12, 2018

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Triathlons are unique compared to other sports as athletes are required to master three distinct disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. This article lays out a training program that focuses on a balance between strength training and sport training to avoid overtraining and overuse injuries and to maximize performance in a multi-sport athlete.

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Designing Speed Training Sessions

November 8, 2019

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This book excerpt discusses how to maximize sprint quality during training sessions.

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The Training Trap—Building Financial Freedom in an Appointment-Based Career

April 1, 2015

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The career path of a personal trainer inherently presents a certain amount of instability and unpredictability, but this does not have to last. There is no reason that personal trainers cannot make great money, afford health insurance, save for retirement, and create more freedom in their lives.

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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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NSCA certifications can help differentiate you from the competition while joining the ranks of some of the top experts in the industry. Learn about the strength and conditioning certifications offered by the NSCA.

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