Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jan 27, 2019 12:51:14 PM


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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Topics: injury, workout, aerobic, overtraining, personal trainer, Advice, fitness education

How Does Exercise Affect Hormone Balance & Metabolism?

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 22, 2018 3:43:05 AM

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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Topics: exercise, hormones, insulin, testosterone, thyroid, weight loss, Advice

Weather got you feeling SAD? Try These 4 Mood Boosters

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 14, 2018 3:50:40 AM

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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Topics: depression, exercise, SAD, season, Seasonal Affective Disorder, sunlight, vitamin d, Advice, autum, Seasons, Winter

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 14, 2018 3:10:47 AM

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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Topics: casein, exercise, protein, soy, whey, BCAA, muscle gain, muscle recovery, Advice, whey protein

Conditioning and Training: The Relevance of Flexibility Training

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 14, 2018 2:13:04 AM
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Topics: flexibility, power, smr, speed, static stretching, Advice

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


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


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


Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Nov 1, 2018 4:21:17 AM

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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Topics: 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


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