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Purposes of Assessment

May 1, 2017

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The purposes of assessment are to gather baseline data and to provide a basis for developing goals and effective exercise programs. Gathering and evaluating the various pieces of information give the personal trainer a broader perspective of the client. The process and the data collected assist the trainer in identifying potential areas of injury and reasonable starting points for recommended intensities and volumes of exercise based on the goals and fitness outcomes.

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Developing the Knowledge Base for the Certified Personal Trainer

January 1, 2015

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With each experience of training a new client comes an opportunity to research, consult, and learn something new. The career-driven personal trainer will learn from their mistakes, build on their successes, and utilize their knowledge base with each new client they encounter.

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Practical Programming Strategies for Minimizing Training-Related Injury

April 1, 2016

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This article examines ways that personal trainers can take steps in order to effectively reduce the risk of clients suffering a training-related injury.

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Lower Back Issues Among First Responders: The How, Why, and What

May 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA TSAC Annual Training, John Hofman covers many common ailments that are specific to firefighters and how they are brought on by overuse, poor compensation, and improper motor patterns. Hofman shares effective strategies that can help improve a department’s health, wellness, and injury prevention programs, as well as corrective exercises.

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Effects and Implementation of Exercise during Pregnancy

April 16, 2021

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This article will briefly discuss physiological and psychological adaptations, as well as review general guidelines for beginning aerobic and resistance training exercise during pregnancy.

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4 Keys to Delivering an Unforgettable Experience

December 3, 2018

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Creating life changing experiences takes time and does not often happen overnight. Sometimes it can be one mind-blowing experience but more often than not it is a series of great experiences delivered over a period of time that leads clients to settle on a fitness home and become raving fans.

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Boots on the Ground: Strength and Conditioning in the United States Army – Lessons Learned from a Year Coaching Infantrymen

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John Mata writes about his experience as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) and his opportunity to be part of a pilot program directed by United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

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Feasibility and Difficulties of Conducting Research on Professional Firefighters

April 23, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss the difficulties that can arise when performing physiological-based research with firefighters.

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The Importance of Setting up Systems for a Small Fitness Business

April 1, 2014

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This article explains how having the right systems in place (such as accounting, training, and marketing) can help a personal trainer take his or her business to the next level.

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