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

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 7, 2018 6:05:16 AM

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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Topics: cone drills, exercise, quickness, SAQ, speed, speed ladder drills, workout, agility, performance, Advice, performance training

HOW TO PREVENT ACL INJURIES THROUGH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAMMING

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 7, 2018 3:10:43 AM

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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Topics: gluteus, injury prevention, injury risk, knee, valgus, ACL, Advice, knee stability

RESUME WRITING FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 7, 2018 2:42:46 AM

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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Topics: cover letter, Fitness, resume writing, Advice, cv, personal trainer jobs, personal trainier resume, pt jobs, resume

SHOULD YOU FOAM ROLL THE LOWER BACK?

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 1, 2018 3:03:19 AM

Foam rolling is a popular activity for relieving muscle pain and tension, but what about using a foam roller on the low back area? We’ll explore some of the reasons why foam rolling may not be the best approach for the low back and alternative ideas for addressing low back pain.

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Topics: foam roll, foam roller, foam rolling, low back pain, self myofascial release, smr, Advice

KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DESIGNING PROGRAMMES FOR FEMALE CLIENTS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Oct 23, 2018 6:00:13 AM

Apart from the more obvious gender differences like pregnancy and some aging-related conditions (e.g., osteoporosis, menopausal changes), how much thought is generally given to the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women when designing programs for female clients? A fair assumption might be very little considering the lack of available information, and the lack of attention paid to these differences.

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Topics: Advice

AN EXPERT GUIDE TO BIOHACKING YOUR METABOLISM

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Oct 23, 2018 5:10:59 AM

Looking for ways to boost your metabolism? Try a biohack! Here’s 5 simple biohacks to get your body’s engine revving! From the power of sleep, to diet and exercise, see how easy it can be.

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Topics: Advice

SIX PLANK VARIATIONS TO TAKE YOUR CLIENT’S CORE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Oct 23, 2018 4:08:03 AM

The plank is one of the best all-around moves to build muscles that protect the spine and prevent lower back pain, and clients tend to like it because it requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. But there’s more than one way to tweak it to shake up a routine and discover new benefits, says Ian Montel, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, an NASM Live Workshop instructor and program supervisor for IntelliTec College’s Personal Training Program. Here, Montel shares six ways you can push the plank for your clients.

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Topics: Advice

MASTERING THE BENCH PRESS WITH NASM-CPT MIKE FANTIGRASSI

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Oct 16, 2018 9:38:20 AM

The bench press is among the most popular gym exercises, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. “If you’re not using correct form, you can put a lot of stress on the shoulder joints,” warns Mike Fantigrassi, NASM-CPT and Master Instructor. “The shoulder has the most mobility of all joints,” he adds, “which makes it less stable” and more vulnerable to injury. Try Fantigrassi’s tips to make the most of your bench press exercises:

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Topics: chest, exercise, Sports Performance, strength, workout, bench press, OPT model, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

HOW TO USE INSTAGRAM TO GROW YOUR PERSONAL TRAINING BUSINESS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Oct 10, 2018 9:06:49 AM

 

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Topics: Advice

NASM OPT™ THE WORLDS BEST TRAINING MODEL

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Sep 19, 2018 4:03:12 AM

Had it not been for an ACL tear, would the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ model exist? Fortunately, the world of human movement science will never know, because that college-football injury changed the career trajectory of Micheal A. Clark, MS, DPT, now known as the creator of the NASM OPT™ model.

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Topics: Corrective Exercise, Sports Performance, OPT, OPT model, performance, personal training, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice