Click here to read Should you Perform a Squat Before a Leg Curl or a Leg Curl Before a Squat?

There are so many factors to consider when planning a successful strength training session. What too many people fail to recognize is that the sequence of moves is one of these factors, and it’s an important one.

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Click here to read How to Break Down Barriers to Fitness and Motivate Your Postpartum Client

New moms are under tremendous pressure to get fit after giving birth, to lose the baby weight, and to be skinny again. Instead of pushing a skinny body, the emphasis should be on health and fitness, for the benefit of mom and her baby. Learn how to motivate your postpartum clients with the facts about pregnancy weight, postpartum fitness, and healthy weight loss.

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Click here to read Bigger Muscles or Stronger Muscles?

As a trainer, you want to help your client meet his goals.  But did you know that the recommendations for gaining muscle mass and increasing strength are totally different and depend on the individual? Learn how to master the art of designing a strength training program that maximizes your client’s success.

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Click here to read I’m a Certified Trainer Now, So What Can I do to Get Hired?

You have your certification in hand; you are excited to get started and to get your first clients; you have been pounding the pavement and visiting all your local gyms; and yet you aren’t getting hired. What have you done wrong? Getting a job, even with the right certification, takes a little finesse.

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Click here to read Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

Your client is talking about hopping on the gluten-free bandwagon. She thinks it will make her healthier and help her lose weight. Here’s the ammo you need to convince her that most people do not get any benefits from giving up gluten.

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Click here to read Best FAQ’s Following “Protein Myths” Article

For the first time here at the ISSA, we’ve decided to do a follow-up article addressing the best questions we received in our comments section and on our social media platforms. We received many great responses to the “Protein Myths” article that we published not too long ago, and along with that response, more great questions surfaced that we wanted to answer in more depth.

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Click here to read Carbs: What You’re Skimping on Could Be Hurting You And Slowing Down Your Workout

Should you really be cutting back on carbs to achieve weight loss and muscle mass?  Ever since low-carb diets exploded onto the weight-loss scene, carbohydrates have been demonized, avoided, and targeted as a dietary evil.   But here’s the truth: we all need carbohydrates in our diets, every single day. Period.

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Click here to read STAND and DELIVER!  The Lost Art and Science of Old School Weight Training

It may come as a surprise to even the most well-educated and experienced modern trainers, but the truth is that research tells us that old-school lifting is better and prevents more injuries than any weight machine.

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Click here to read Ladies, lifting heavy won’t make you “bulk up”

Most of the questions I get from my female clients are about whether they will get big and bulky like men if they lift heavy weights. In short, the answer is no. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the fundamental one is our hormonal make up. Us ladies simply do not have the high testosterone concentration necessary to build large muscles.

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Click here to read Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss?

Is cardio really necessary to burn fat? What kind of cardio works best?

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Click here to read 4 Reasons Your Client Isn’t Losing Weight That No One is Talking About

You and your client have hit a wall. Weight loss just isn’t happening. What do you do? Before you let your client give up in frustration, consider these four weight loss roadblocks that not everyone knows about, not even most trainers.

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Click here to read Kids in the Weight Room?

Kids in the Weight Room?

June 28, 2016

The benefits of strength training aren’t just for adults. Kids can safely lift to get stronger, to build self-esteem, and just to have fun while being active.

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Click here to read Are Sit Ups Bad for You?  The U.S. Military Seems to Think So…

Is the long reign of the sit-up finally over? Will the crunch be far behind? Here’s the latest scoop on why no one is doing sit-ups anymore, and why you and your clients should be crunching and planking to maximize core strength and minimize your waistline.

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Click here to read What is Body Balance and Why Should You Care?

How do you work out clients for strength and avoid injury?  The secret is body balance!

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Click here to read How Much is Too Much? Protein Myths Busted

You’ve heard that too much protein can be bad for your health, but is it true? Get the real answers, based on research.

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