Beverly Paquin | January 24, 2017

When clients ask, “How do I build the perfect glutes?”, here’s my response...

Your female client wants a bigger butt, glutes or backside? It’s what most women want, and you can achieve it through targeted, specific training. Here’s how.

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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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Christina Estrada | November 28, 2016

How to Break Down Barriers to Fitness and Motivate Your Postpartum Client

New moms are under tremendous pressure to get fit after giving birth, to lose the baby weight, and to be skinny again. Instead of pushing a skinny body, the emphasis should be on health and fitness, for the benefit of mom and her baby. Learn how to motivate your postpartum clients with the facts about pregnancy weight, postpartum fitness, and healthy weight loss.

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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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November 1, 2016

I’m a Certified Trainer Now, So What Can I do to Get Hired?

You have your certification in hand; you are excited to get started and to get your first clients; you have been pounding the pavement and visiting all your local gyms; and yet you aren’t getting hired. What have you done wrong? Getting a job, even with the right certification, takes a little finesse.

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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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