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3 STEPS TO CREATING ROTATIONAL TRAINING PLANS

Oct 17, 2018 1:42:20 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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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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MASTERING THE BENCH PRESS WITH NASM-CPT MIKE FANTIGRASSI

Oct 16, 2018 9:38:20 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in chest, exercise, Sports Performance, strength, workout, bench press, OPT model, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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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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NASM OPT™ THE WORLDS BEST TRAINING MODEL

Sep 19, 2018 4:03:12 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Corrective Exercise, Sports Performance, OPT, OPT model, performance, personal training, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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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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USING POWER/REACTIVE TRAINING TO TARGET THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Aug 8, 2018 2:31:15 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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

Jun 13, 2018 1:31:22 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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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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WANT TO BOOST YOUR CYCLING PERFORMANCE? HERE'S HOW

Jun 12, 2018 7:08:54 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in bosu, cycling, performance, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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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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THREE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUP TRAINING

Jun 12, 2018 3:19:40 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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

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SIX EXERCISES FOR ATHLETE CLIENTS

May 29, 2018 3:28:55 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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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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INSIDER’S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSIONS

May 25, 2018 8:26:35 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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

May 18, 2018 7:23:53 AM / by Dejan Stojadinovic posted in anaerobic, heart rate, heart rate zone, max heart rate, recovery, tanaka, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice, V02 max

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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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