Over the last 24 years, I have trained at least a dozen men who’ve survived a heart attack, and I’d like to share some of my experience with these men, as well as information from medical authorities.READ MORE
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In pursuit of the perfect body, many people focus on things like workout routines and supplements, however, many fail to consider another vital component of training-recovery. Remember that training is the stimulus to which the body adapts, but sufficient rest is essential to allow time for the adaptations to take place.READ MORE
Gym etiquette plays an important role in any gym, and personal trainers have an obligation to relay certain concepts to our newest clients. Adhering to…READ MORE
Personal training can be a challenging profession, requiring an individual to meet the needs of numerous clients, work early and/or long hours, and oversee business…READ MORE
The squat is arguably the most ubiquitous and programmed exercise in the personal trainer’s toolbox. This article will discuss fundamental squat technique, not a specific…READ MORE
Meet Mary Green, NFPT-CPT and Master Trainer currently working at Snap Fitness of Hockessin in Delaware with an undergraduate and Master’s degree(s) in Business Marketing…READ MORE
Taking a client’s pulse is a basic skill that a trainer should know for gauging intensity.READ MORE
Weight loss to improve cardiovascular health is a high priority of the American Heart Association because approximately 34 percent of the population is overweight.
The most basic and fundamental law that governs whether you gain weight or lose weight is the first law of thermodynamics, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed from one type to another. For our purposes here, the most common unit of energy measure is the calorie.
Email is so prevalent in modern life that it is largely taken for granted, but that doesn’t mean it should be underestimated. Each email you send is a document that represents you and your business.READ MORE
Recent research has surprised scientists and befuddled nutrition experts by announcing a data-based finding that diabetics consuming ½ cup of ice cream have a lowered…READ MORE
Adults living with high blood pressure (a reading higher than 140/90 mm Hg) often present with a host of comorbidities, most often pre-diabetes/type 2 diabetes,…READ MORE
Personal trainers are bound to address back pain complaints or conditions when working with adult clients. Back problems affect a considerable number of adults each year, ranking as the second most common complaint to physicians. Nearly 16 million adults — 8% — experience persistent or chronic back pain, curtailing many everyday activities. Over 2 million adults suffer permanent pain/disability. As the sixth most expensive medical condition in the United States, direct and indirect back-related healthcare costs can run over $12 billion per year.
Dorsalgia, one of the most common skeletal muscle syndromes, refers to pain in the upper back and includes sciatic pain, but excludes discomfort relating to scoliosis or lordosis. This painful condition often develops with age, particularly affecting those with a variety of comorbid conditions.READ MORE