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Nov
2018

How Does Exercise Affect Hormone Balance & Metabolism?

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). …

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Nov
2018

Weather got you feeling SAD? Try These 4 Mood Boosters

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 …

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Nov
2018

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding optimum protein intake and the effects of protein on body composition, performance, recovery and metabolism. 
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) developed …

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Nov
2018

Conditioning and Training: The Relevance of Flexibility Training

Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently …

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Nov
2018

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

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 …

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Nov
2018

HOW TO PREVENT ACL INJURIES THROUGH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAMMING

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 …

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Nov
2018

RESUME WRITING FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS

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 …

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Nov
2018

SQUAT FORM – WHAT DOES IT TELL US?

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 …

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Nov
2018

5 EXERCISES TO COMBAT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF BAD POSTURE

We all know that our clients are doing good things for their bodies while we are with them, but probably not during the other hours of the week. Especially the …

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Nov
2018

SHOULD YOU FOAM ROLL THE LOWER BACK?

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 …