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PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF EXTREME AEROBIC ACTIVITY

Jan 27, 2019 12:51:14 PM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in injury, workout, aerobic, overtraining, personal trainer, Advice, fitness education

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Most people are concerned with not getting enough exercise. But for some individuals the opposite may hold true. Some individuals exercise to extremes and may inadvertently be damaging their body. The old saying, “No Pain No Gain” can’t be farther from the truth. Current research clearly demonstrates that too much aerobic exercise may cause harmful effects such as impaired immune function, inadequate energy levels, muscle cramps, reduced peripheral vascular resistance, and overtraining.

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How Does Exercise Affect Hormone Balance & Metabolism?

Nov 22, 2018 3:43:05 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in exercise, hormones, insulin, testosterone, thyroid, weight loss, Advice

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There are four hormones that are critical to the success of your client’s weight loss program. Cortisol, insulin, thyroid, and the sex hormones (testosterone in men, and progesterone in women). When kept in balance, these hormones have the largest effect on metabolism. When out of balance, they can prevent your client from achieving the fitness results they desire.

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Weather got you feeling SAD? Try These 4 Mood Boosters

Nov 14, 2018 3:50:40 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in depression, exercise, SAD, season, Seasonal Affective Disorder, sunlight, vitamin d, Advice, autum, Seasons, Winter

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a combination of biological and mood disturbances typically occurring in the autumn and winter months. SAD is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression, hypersomnia, carbohydrate cravings and weight gain.

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Nov 14, 2018 3:10:47 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in casein, exercise, protein, soy, whey, BCAA, muscle gain, muscle recovery, Advice, whey protein

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There are many myths and misconceptions regarding optimum protein intake and the effects of protein on body composition, performance, recovery and metabolism. 

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Conditioning and Training: The Relevance of Flexibility Training

Nov 14, 2018 2:13:04 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in flexibility, power, smr, speed, static stretching, Advice

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Speed, Agility & Quickness: An Insider's Guide to SAQ Training

Nov 7, 2018 6:05:16 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in cone drills, exercise, quickness, SAQ, speed, speed ladder drills, workout, agility, performance, Advice, performance training

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Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is too often associated with sports and other physically demanding activities. Upon closer observation, we realize we have missed the everyday events and activities that can greatly benefit from SAQ training. You never know when you’re going to run after your kids, play a pick up game of basketball, or cut through the trees during your next ski trip. This method of training can help with the previously mentioned scenarios, but will also enhance workouts for anyone who is involved in recreational sports, exercises on a regular basis, or simply enjoys activities such as walking a dog or playing with their child.

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HOW TO PREVENT ACL INJURIES THROUGH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAMMING

Nov 7, 2018 3:10:43 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in gluteus, injury prevention, injury risk, knee, valgus, ACL, Advice, knee stability

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant, not to mention the long term sequela to the athlete which includes a significantly greater risk of osteoarthritis in the future. (3) Approximately 80% of these injuries are non-contact, suggesting many of them can be prevented. (4)

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RESUME WRITING FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS

Nov 7, 2018 2:42:46 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in cover letter, Fitness, resume writing, Advice, cv, personal trainer jobs, personal trainier resume, pt jobs, resume

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Fitness professionals need to understand the importance of a well-written resume. It doesn’t matter if you’re applying at a local health club, university, or sports performance clinic, your resume may hold the key for you to land your dream job or prevent you from even being considered.

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SQUAT FORM – WHAT DOES IT TELL US?

Nov 1, 2018 4:21:17 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in ankle, client assessment, forward head, front squat, hips, knee, knee toe alignment, low back, pronation, Shoulder, squat, squat assessment, tight muscles, weak muscles, back squat, overhead squat, overhead squat assessment, personal trainer, personal training, correctvie exercise, Advice

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The ability to perform a squat or partial squat is an essential primal movement in life we must all be able to do, whether you are 8 or 80 years old. When we think of a squat, most of us associate the move with weight training or a specific sport activity. However, we all perform variations of a squat everyday with activities of daily living ranging from lifting a box to picking up a child or sitting down in a chair. Our ability to do this in a safe and correct manner can be the difference between injury and living a healthy, pain free life.

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5 EXERCISES TO COMBAT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF BAD POSTURE

Nov 1, 2018 3:35:49 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in exercise, forward head, posture, Shoulder, textneck, upper crossed, upper crossed syndrome, workouts, neck

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We all know that our clients are doing good things for their bodies while we are with them, but probably not during the other hours of the week. Especially the prolonged time they potentially spend sitting, now considered detrimental to overall health. We see the effects of this everyday in the form of poor posture, and we continue to overlook it as something benign that naturally occurs over time without consequences. According to the American Journal of Pain Management “Posture effects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.” 1 There is also evidence that poor thoracic posture shows “a trend towards greater mortality” as discussed in a study by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2

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