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A SWOT Analysis of the Scope of Practice for Personal Trainers

January 1, 2014

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Optimize quality of care and mitigate potential litigation in your personal training practice through a clear understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of personal training.

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Clinical Application of Eccentric Training

March 1, 2015

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This article addresses the implications and clinical applications of eccentric training. It also provides general exercise guidelines and future directions of eccentric training.

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Tendinopathy and a Preventative Management Strategy for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

April 2, 2014

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Tendinopathy is a pathological condition that occurs when a tendon is repeatedly injured and degenerately breaks down. Specific exercise programming may help prevent tendinitis from occurring.

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Sample Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex Strengthening Program

June 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week lumbo-pelvic hip complex strengthening program with the intended goal of improving vertical jumping ability and landing mechanics without the addition of plyometric or jumping/landing drills.

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Considerations for Utilizing Manual Resistance Training

April 2, 2016

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Manual resistance training (MRT) can be an effective, low-cost, and easy-to-perform training modality. It can be performed in many situations regardless of space, equipment availability, and performance level.

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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.

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Instability Training—Help or Hype?

January 1, 2014

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This article briefly examines the most popular instability training devices and provides examples of how instability training can be incorporated into traditional resistance training programs.

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How to Leverage Industry Leading Market Research for a Fitness Studio

July 1, 2015

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One of the most important elements of running a fitness studio, no matter the discipline or the size, is understanding the competitive landscape. Gaining a key perspective on what is happening not only in the market, but also in the fitness industry as a whole, can provide owners and managers with the insight necessary to uncover the data and trends for their business to thrive.

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Examining the Efficacy of Common Fitness and Movement Tests—Personal Perspective

June 1, 2017

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In the push for personal training sales, many gyms will use assessment protocols as a way to prove to clients that they can indeed benefit from personal training. This article examines the merits behind this concept.

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The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), the Certified Special Population Specialist® (CSPS®), the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®), and the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) credentials should always be presented using a standard format. Please review the guidelines prior to listing the credentials.

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