‘How much do you bench?’ is possibly the most frequently asked question in weightlifting circles. Regardless if an individual is a burgeoning personal trainer, a…READ MORE
Category: Training Concepts
The Loaded Carry: Why Personal Trainers Should Program Them For Core Strength
It’s no surprise that as we age we naturally lose strength. As we age we lose power, balance, and stability which are also compromised. We…READ MORE
Is Lactic Acid an Energy Boost or Drain?
Anyone familiar with exercise knows what the “burn” associated with repetitive or intense activity feels like. Historically, the blame for such discomfort fell on the…READ MORE
Why is it Important to Improve Hand Dexterity?
Personal trainers spend a lot of time with clients strengthening arms, legs, and core, working on flexibility, and building cardio stamina. It may be easy…READ MORE
4 Ways to Energize Fitness Clients
Training sessions can do a lot of things for our clients. We show them how to gain strength, become more flexible, build confidence, develop better…READ MORE
Is Athleticism Genetic?
Is athleticism genetic? We often use the phrase “natural-born athlete” to describe one who excels in sports. While genetics does play a role, let’s discuss…READ MORE
Runner’s Knee Isn’t Limited to Runners
Runner’s knee is a broad term used to describe pain felt from various knee problems. Typically, it is used to refer to patellofemoral pain syndrome…READ MORE
Youthful Benefits of Exercise-Induced Sweating
Perspiration is a natural human process that serves important purposes, yet so many of us revile its effects in both ourselves and others. Some people…READ MORE
A Brief History of The Medicine Ball
The Medicine ball is now a standard accessory in our gyms and in our workouts. We can easily find a variety of wall balls and…READ MORE
3 Novel Group Fitness Class Ideas to Shake Things Up
If you’re teaching freestyle group fitness classes, it’s easy to always fall back on familiar formats such as circuits, HIIT, and Tabata. These approaches are…READ MORE
5 Strategies to Improve Workouts for Our Fitness Clients
Just as we can become bored with our own workout programs, our clients can, too! It’s important to keep things fresh, fun, and innovative –…READ MORE
Training Load, Injury, and Athletic Performance: Mastering the Trifecta
When training an athlete toward peak/competitive performance whether post-rehabilitation or from current ability, training load must exceed capacity. With carefully planned increases in load, the…READ MORE