Do you ever give blood? According to the Red Cross, we need over 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England which is why there’s always a need for people to give blood.
Training youth in sports and other physical activities has never been more important. Childhood inactivity and obesity keep rising, while access to physical education keeps falling. Trainers can turn that around, becoming fitness mentors who put children on a path to staying active and healthy for life.
For many of us, working with individuals with tight/overactive hip flexors is a common occurrence. Learning to properly assess and address overactive hip flexors is a powerful skill in helping today’s client move more efficiently.
If you're using the pushup-plus exercise to activate the serratus anterior, recent research concludes that traditional pushups work just as well. In a small study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders [2015; 16, 23], researchers studied the effects of PUP variants on (among other things) the electromyographical activity of four shoulder muscles, including the SA, during concentric contraction. They found that the highest EMG activity of the SA occurred at 55 degrees of elbow extension during the concentric phase of the PUP and not at the plus phase.
Fitness instructors and trainers are always looking for new exercise ideas to bring to their fitness classes, and there have never been more options at our fingertips, thanks to social media. Picking up new ideas is as easy as tapping the YouTube or Instagram app on your phone. However, with fitness-related video clips being posted on the daily, fit pros must be extra discerning about sourcing the best and safest exercises from the most reliable accounts. Here are a few ground rules for seeking out exercise inspiration on social.
You can learn more about these topics and the health benefits of specific food groups in the PG-NASM level 4 Nutrition Course.
Turmeric continues to make some impressive health headlines. Best known as the spice behind curry, research is showing how it can potentially play a role in weight loss, along with preventing Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and other conditions.
As a successful personal trainer, you’ll be doing everything you can to ensure that you, your clients and any employees you have are safe during sessions. However, even when taking the utmost care and attention, accidents can still happen.
Running shoe, minimalist shoe, or just taking it all off and going bare? Take a walk with us as we share how the type of footwear worn impacts running style and how to step into a minimalist transition training program.
WHAT IS SOY?
Soy beans are a type of legume native to East Asia. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, along with being low in saturated fat and high in dietary fibre. Additionally, they are a good source of isoflavones, phytochemicals that promote heart health and the maintenance of bone health in postmenopausal women.