Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise junkie wanting to get the best results, a well-rounded fitness training program is essential. You should include 5 essential elements in your program – aerobic fitness, strength/resistance training, core exercises, balance training, flexibility and stretching. Aerobic Fitness Aerobic activity, i.e., that cardio...
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When training sports athletes, I generally put them into two modes of training depending on what part of the season they’re in. For off-season the trend is toward high volume, low intensity shifting to low volume, high intensity during the season. The same principle works whether you’re a bodybuilder, ball player, or other athlete; it...
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Aerobic or Anaerobic? Is running best for you? What about weight training or maybe tennis or even sprinting? How do you know what exercise to choose? You’re in the gym for another workout, sweating away, listening to two people next to you involved in an earnest discussion about what kind of exercise is best and...
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Do you fall into that same trap that most of us do? We love to workout, but when the inconvenience of finding a gym on the road sets in, we just forget the workout and opt for sitting about in the hotel room or local lounge. Even if you can’t workout at the intensity you’d...
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The approach to strength training that athletes take into the weight room is significantly different from that, which is taken into the training area by a bodybuilder. Within athletics, primary concerns are injury prevention and improved performance. Speed, agility, explosiveness, flexibility, balance, and kinesthetic awareness are integral components to becoming a successful athlete. All of...
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The questions and answers below are only the beginning of this section. As more questions arrive, we will carefully select which ones we feel are most important and answer and then, post them below so the section will continue to expand. Question: I have a trainer certification but would like to learn more about muscle...
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This section of our web site is devoted to personal and professional trainers. Because professional trainers have a significant role as well as personal liability in the fitness industry we believe it worthwhile to publish articles that will help each of us who serve in this role to become better at it and to better...
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Many desire to begin an exercise program but, have not done so because they simply do not know how. Following are our recommendations and some general guidelines for beginning a workout program. You are taking an important first step on the path to physical fitness. The next step is to decide that you are going...
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Have you been working out so long that your program is getting boring? Or, are you just finding it difficult to continue? Are you complacent in your training and not reaching your goals? Well, you’re not alone. As difficult as it is to get on the fitness bandwagon, it’s just as difficult to stay there...
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One of the primary responsibilities as a personal or professional trainer is to discuss the goals that a client has and to assist him or her in developing a program and strategy that will allow those goals to be achieved. To determine where the client is in regard to the goals set requires an individual...
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