3 STEPS TO CREATING ROTATIONAL TRAINING PLANS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Oct 17, 2018 1:42:20 AM

It’s time to take a turn for the better with rotational training plans. These 3 steps will show you how to apply this directional change with all of your clients.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/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

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

USING POWER/REACTIVE TRAINING TO TARGET THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Aug 8, 2018 2:31:15 AM

Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym member. Every activity we perform, whether on the playing field or during everyday activities, require individuals to react and generate force quickly to certain demands place on our structure. It is critical that individuals are trained at speeds that are functionally applicable to everyday life and sport, decreasing the risk of injury and enhancing overall performance.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

WILL CONSTANTLY WEIGHING IN HELP YOUR CLIENTS LOSE WEIGHT? HERE'S WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jun 13, 2018 1:31:22 AM

With weight loss being one of the common goals for our clients, will recommending a daily visit to the scale improve their results? See what this study found.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

WANT TO BOOST YOUR CYCLING PERFORMANCE? HERE'S HOW

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jun 12, 2018 7:08:54 AM

The sport of cycling can be as challenging as the rider wants it to be. Meeting that challenge means developing power in the prime lower-body movers, particularly the quads and glutes, while creating balanced strength in the supporting muscles. It demands rock-solid core muscles for your legs to push against, which will also help transfer power from your arms as you pull the handlebar.

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Topics: bosu, cycling, performance, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

THREE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUP TRAINING

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jun 12, 2018 3:19:40 AM

Try these key tips for smooth (and effective) small group training.

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Topics: Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

SIX EXERCISES FOR ATHLETE CLIENTS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on May 29, 2018 3:28:55 AM

A high school athlete walks through our doors and we can see their strength, stability and biomechanical control deficits from their gait pattern. We’ve also had collegiate and professional athletes come to our facility with the same issues. The only differences between that young, beginner athlete and the older, elite athlete is that the elite athlete has typically maximized and benefited from their gifts and masked or hidden the compensations and weak links much better. The result is that we often get athletes coming to us because they can’t figure out why they got injured.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSIONS

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on May 25, 2018 8:26:35 AM

Looking to grow your business? Just add fresh air and sunshine! Outdoor training sessions offer trainers a change of scenery, a return to simpler exercises, and a new way to appeal to clients. To help you avoid potential pitfalls, we asked NASM Master Trainer Darryl Cross for insider tips on outdoor venues.

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Topics: Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

WHAT ALL PERSONAL TRAINERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEART RATE ZONE METHODOLOGY

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on May 18, 2018 7:23:53 AM

Despite growing popularity and adoption of programs incorporating heart rate (HR) zone methodology, the fitness industry in general appears to lack a solid understanding of the scientific facts and limitations to this programming concept. The goal therefore is to present relevant information so that fitness practitioners and fitness enthusiasts can better understand the pros and cons to using HR zones.

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Topics: anaerobic, heart rate, heart rate zone, max heart rate, recovery, tanaka, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice, V02 max

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