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Category Archives: CEC Articles

Hip Flexor Muscles and Anatomy for Personal Trainers

How many of the 11 muscles involved in hip flexion can you name from memory? It’s hard to remember them all! Yet it’s easy to see why so many muscles are […]

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How Personal Trainers Can Help Clients Prevent Osteoporosis

Approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. This often-silent disease causes bones to become weak and fragile. Typically, there are […]

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Shoulder Injuries: Anatomy and Considerations

When strength training, it happens. That twinge in the soft tissue, that pop of the ligature, that pitch fork stab in the muscle. “I’m okay” you tell yourself, then the […]

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Toning the Abs By Reducing Belly Bloat

As a personal trainer, you probably get more requests for a flat stomach than you do for a healthy G.I. tract. It turns out that the two are intertwined. Afterall, […]

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Splitting the Difference – One Way to Program for Endurance and Muscle Growth

One way to program for endurance and muscle growth is by splitting the difference. There are thousands of ways to structure an exercise program and all require consideration of each […]

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Does Training Together Benefit a Relationship?

Ever thought to invite cupid to the gym? After all, love is in the air, Valentine hearts seem to be dominating every retailer’s shelves, and of course, the price of […]

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Seeing Red: Advocating For Women’s Heart Health

As we are all aware, healthy lives do not begin and end with fitness alone. Lifestyle, dietary habits, genetics and stressful work environments also figure into the equation. Our clients […]

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Helping Clients Overcome The Dialysis Drain

Receiving a diagnosis of acute renal failure, or end-stage kidney disease is a frightening experience. Unlike many cancers, which respond well to radiation treatments and chemotherapy, the only real cure […]

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How to Teach Clients to Read a Food Label

The food label, or Nutrition Facts Panel (as it’s formally called) is a type of blueprint or map. The purpose of the nutrition facts panel is to provide the consumer […]

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SDT: Start Dedicated Training with Self-Determination Theory

This is the time of year for change. Whether it is changing weather patterns, changing wardrobes, or the simple act of hanging a brand-new calendar on the side of the […]

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