Jenevieve Roper | October 25, 2016

Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

Your client is talking about hopping on the gluten-free bandwagon. She thinks it will make her healthier and help her lose weight. Here’s the ammo you need to convince her that most people do not get any benefits from giving up gluten.

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Paul Hovan Jr. | October 6, 2016

Best FAQ’s Following “Protein Myths” Article

For the first time here at the ISSA, we’ve decided to do a follow-up article addressing the best questions we received in our comments section and on our social media platforms. We received many great responses to the “Protein Myths” article that we published not too long ago, and along with that response, more great questions surfaced that we wanted to answer in more depth.

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Christina Klein | September 19, 2016

Carbs: What You’re Skimping on Could Be Hurting You And Slowing Down Your Workout

Should you really be cutting back on carbs to achieve weight loss and muscle mass?  Ever since low-carb diets exploded onto the weight-loss scene, carbohydrates have been demonized, avoided, and targeted as a dietary evil.   But here’s the truth: we all need carbohydrates in our diets, every single day. Period.

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Dr. Fred Hatfield | September 7, 2016

STAND and DELIVER! The Lost Art and Science of Old School Weight Training

It may come as a surprise to even the most well-educated and experienced modern trainers, but the truth is that research tells us that old-school lifting is better and prevents more injuries than any weight machine.

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Beverly Paquin | August 23, 2016

Ladies, lifting heavy won’t make you “bulk up”

Most of the questions I get from my female clients are about whether they will get big and bulky like men if they lift heavy weights. In short, the answer is no. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the fundamental one is our hormonal make up. Us ladies simply do not have the high testosterone concentration necessary to build large muscles.

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Paul Hovan Jr. | August 10, 2016

Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss?

Is cardio really necessary to burn fat? What kind of cardio works best?

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Alexander Van Houten | July 19, 2016

4 Reasons Your Client Isn’t Losing Weight That No One is Talking About

You and your client have hit a wall. Weight loss just isn’t happening. What do you do? Before you let your client give up in frustration, consider these four weight loss roadblocks that not everyone knows about, not even most trainers.

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Sara Fleming | June 28, 2016

Kids in the Weight Room?

The benefits of strength training aren’t just for adults. Kids can safely lift to get stronger, to build self-esteem, and just to have fun while being active.

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Cameron Baker | June 15, 2016

Are Sit Ups Bad for You? The U.S. Military Seems to Think So…

Is the long reign of the sit-up finally over? Will the crunch be far behind? Here’s the latest scoop on why no one is doing sit-ups anymore, and why you and your clients should be crunching and planking to maximize core strength and minimize your waistline.

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Jennifer Sargent Byrd | May 31, 2016

What is Body Balance and Why Should You Care?

How do you work out clients for strength and avoid injury?  The secret is body balance!

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