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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April 10, 2018

Does lack of sleep hinder muscle growth or performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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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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Lauren Brooks | May 2, 2017

Pick up a Kettlebell, Change Your Life

Have you tried kettlebell training yet? Have you introduced your clients to it? Let me share with you the five most important reasons I love kettlebell training and why I love to convert others to the philosophy of the kettlebell workout. Find out why this type of training is perfect for your clients who have less time to work out, new mothers, older clients, and really anyone else on your training list.

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Camy Kennedy | March 28, 2017

Why You Should Choose Intensity over Duration

Do your clients understand that less is more according to the latest research science? Do they know that pounding it out for hours on the treadmill is not the most effective way to burn calories and build muscle? If your clients want results fast, you need to convince them to ditch the extra workouts and stick to short, intense routines. Here’s how to make your case.

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Alexander Van Houten | March 23, 2017

What everybody ought to know about exercise and growing connections in the brain

What are your training sessions doing to your client’s brain? Only good things research tells us.  According to sports science, the brain gets a workout every time we challenge our bodies. You can actually train your client’s brain to learn better and improve the willpower when training the body.

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Sara Fleming | February 8, 2016

Is High Intensity Interval Training for Everyone?

If you’ve been in a gym lately, you have probably picked up on the fact that High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is very much the go-to format for a number of fitness classes these days whether they be cardio based dance classes, boot camps, or intense resistance training programs.  But is HIIT for everyone?

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Alex Hoffmann | December 28, 2015

Is Your Warm Up Routine Sabotaging your Training?

With a diversity in warm-up strategies, your client may ask if one warm up strategy superior to others at preparing the body to receive maximal benefits from the training session.

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Josh Bryant | October 13, 2015

Training frequency - What’s The Ideal Number Of Times Your Clients Should Train?

With so much conflicting advice bouncing around gym walls, it’s mentally (and physically) draining to separate fact from fiction and actually lead your client to the holy grail of rapid, lean muscle growth.  One such area in need of major demystifying?  Training frequency - What’s the ideal number of times your clients should train?

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