Why Measuring Is Important to Fitness

By |May 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

Improving fitness is a performance-based concept. Fitness is generally related to improved health and wellness, both physically and mentally. Most people associate fitness to lower weight. This is not always the case.

Becoming a Local Fitness Celebrity

By |May 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

Many personal trainers have heard a great way to grow their business is by becoming a local fitness celebrity. But many don't have any idea how to do it. Fortunately, with some effort, it's very easy to accomplish. In fact, there are two things any trainer can be doing right now to catapult from unknown to 'the' fitness expert in their area almost overnight.

Post Injury Training With Your Client

By |May 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

 

Is your client struggling to return to fitness after a sports injury? You can help. Post-injury exercise means carefully designing routines to accommodate and maximize your client's recovery. The right approach can help them return to full strength safely and quickly.

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Client’s Back

By |May 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

It’s your job as a trainer to train and strengthen your client’s whole body, not just isolated parts. However, some of your clients might be experiencing back pain and need some extra attention in how to properly strengthen it. Of course, you should instruct your client to see their doctor or physical therapist before starting any exercise program to ensure they don’t make their current problem worse.

Benefits of Vitamin B6

By |April 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

I earned a Masters degree in Pharmacology at the University of Arizona in 1974. During my academic endeavors I was privileged to work with a Doctoral candidate, Mr. Hugh Laird. Dr. Laird and I participated in a grant awarded to the Univ. of AZ (Tucson) from the Indian Health Institute. Our task was to determine the antidotal treatment for Isoniazid poisoning. Isoniazid is a tuberculostatic drug, and while effective against Tuberculosis (TB) now has to be combined with other drugs because of the resistant strains of TB. In short, a part of the antidotal treatment for Isoniazid poisoning is administering pyridoxine, vitamin B6. This began my research on nutrient depletion from chronic exposure to drugs. However this summary report is designed to focus on vitamin B6, and its ability to protect our organs. [Research for same compiled in July 2009 publication by the Life Extension Foundation.]

Potential Cure For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

By |April 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

People who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) feel tired even after a good night's rest. They often have debilitating pain in their muscles or joints, trouble concentrating and immunity problems. But in October 2009 came some energizing news: American researchers believe they had found a link between xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus(XMRV) and CFS. If that proves to be true, scientists could begin working on effectively diagnosing and treating the disease.

Helping Clients Deal With Obesity

By |April 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

As a physical trainer, you play a crucial role in educating your clients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in turn improving the overall quality of their lives. Obesity is a significant health factor that greatly affects your clients’ quality of life. It is a leading risk factor for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and depression. By educating yourself on the causes and effects of obesity, you can provide better service and gain more client loyalty.

The Fascial Integration

By |March 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

The human body is a dynamic machine. We have been designed and created to move,react, create force, withstand being pulled, twisted, and undergo various stressors. However, when the human body exceeds a certain threshold, something gives way. This being connective tissue, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Making one thing inevitable, breakdown or injury. One important contractile element that places an essential role in withstanding stressors and provides static and dynamic support is called fascia.

Networking Tips to Boost Your Personal Training Business

By |March 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

Online networking is here to stay. It’s a valuable business communication and marketing tool that connects you to a network of people you would never have a chance to cross paths with otherwise. If you’re new to this realm of communicating, or even a seasoned pro, here are a few suggestions.

Study Shows Interval Training Burns More Fat

By |March 1st, 2010|CEC Articles|

Interval training burns fat and improves fitness more quickly than constant but moderately intensive physical activity, according to research by a University of Guelph researcher.

The study by Jason Talanian, a PhD student in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It found that after interval training, the amount of fat burned in an hour of continuous moderate cycling increased by 36 percent and cardiovascular fitness increased by 13 percent.

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