Ronnie Nicastro | August 10, 2018

How to Use Time Under Tension to Help Clients Gain Muscle

Are you using time under tension the right way? Don't overlook this important factor when builing client workouts! For example, to increase size do you know reaserach shows slower reps with less weight work better? Check out the full article here.

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Erin McGill | August 2, 2018

9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know | ISSA

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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Eric Brody | July 11, 2018

Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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Eric Brody | June 21, 2018

I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

It’s Scary to Admit, You May Need a Trainer. It takes some courage to hire a trainer when you are one. I personally was embarrassed by the idea. I went through all the courses; I got certified. Why do I need a trainer? And what if my trainer catches me with bad form? What if I can’t finish a tough workout?

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Dominique Groom | April 3, 2018

DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.

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Paul Hovan Jr. | February 21, 2018

Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

Are your clients begging you to help them get bigger, more muscular arms? Do you have a client that has plateaued in his efforts to bulk up? You can help your clients achieve their goals, but there are no quick fixes, only the facts, backed by research.

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Ronnie Nicastro | November 22, 2017

The A-B-C's of Strength Training for Clients

The benefits of strength training are abundantly obvious to trainers and fitness professionals. We know that the right program, designed for each individual, can have a tremendously positive impact on each and every training client. And yet, our clients tend to resist resistance training. Help your clients lose their fear of weights, lifting, and resistance, and help them make strength training a regular part of their fitness routine.

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Dr. Chad Waterbury | October 23, 2017

Are you training your glutes the wrong way?

These days, the glutes get a lot of attention, and it’s well deserved. When your glutes are built and strengthened the right way, they not only make your body look better, but they also increase your performance and can diminish knee pain. The problem is that most people aren’t taking an optimal approach to training for the highest level of glute development.

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Alex Hoffmann | December 14, 2016

Should you Perform a Squat Before a Leg Curl or a Leg Curl Before a Squat?

There are so many factors to consider when planning a successful strength training session. What too many people fail to recognize is that the sequence of moves is one of these factors, and it’s an important one.

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Alex Hoffmann | November 8, 2016

Bigger Muscles or Stronger Muscles?

As a trainer, you want to help your client meet his goals.  But did you know that the recommendations for gaining muscle mass and increasing strength are totally different and depend on the individual? Learn how to master the art of designing a strength training program that maximizes your client’s success.

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