Click here to read Should your client exercise while sick?

You’ve seen that one person struggling to get through her workout - sneezing, blowing her nose, and looking absolutely miserable while trying to get in a training session…in spite of a nasty cold. She may even be hoping the workout will help her get over it sooner.  Should you take a break from your workout schedule or should you push through it?

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Click here to read How to Deal with your Client's Plantar Fasciitis

A client of yours has been having chronic troubles with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis for years.   Whenever these issues get too bad, she stops running and stops working out.  Then she gains weight and is unhappy.  After a few months, her foot starts feeling better and she get’s back to working out.

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Click here to read Is DOMS Cramping Your Client’s Style?

DOMS is also known as delayed onset muscle soreness. At some point, your clients will experience it and this may put a damper on your training plans and their success. Here’s all you need to know about DOMS and how to help your clients cope.

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Click here to read People with Seizures Can Train with You…Here’s How to Do it Safely

Getting fit at the gym and working with a trainer should not be limited to people who have no health issues. Everyone can work out and should work out, right? What about people who are prone to having seizures. These can be dangerous, especially in a crowded gym full of people and equipment. As trainers, we accommodate all of our clients’ special needs. Here’s how to work safely with an epileptic client.

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Click here to read Common Injury Question - Should I use Ice or Heat?

To heat or to ice is the age-old question in sports injuries. Get the low down here on exactly when to use the ice pack and when to use the heat pack, as well as the situations in which one or the other may cause more harm than healing.

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Click here to read Heart Disease: How Exercise Can Prevent a Silent Killer

The biggest killer in the U.S. today is almost totally silent. You may not know if it’s sneaking up on you until it’s too late. Find out how regular exercise can counteract this silent killer and how a certified trainer can help hold you accountable as you work out to live a better, healthier, and longer life.

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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 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 Is High Intensity Interval Training for Everyone?

If you’ve been in a gym lately, you have probably picked up on the fact that High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is very much the go-to format for a number of fitness classes these days whether they be cardio based dance classes, boot camps, or intense resistance training programs.  But is HIIT for everyone?

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Click here to read Is Your Warm Up Routine Sabotaging your Training?

With a diversity in warm-up strategies, your client may ask if one warm up strategy superior to others at preparing the body to receive maximal benefits from the training session.

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Click here to read It’s not your fault that YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT

A recent study surveyed 412 physical education and personal training students?  What they found out will shock you….Over half said they don’t know what proper squat form looks like!

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Click here to read What Your Clients’ Scars Tell You About Their Pain

What you don’t know about your clients’ past injuries could be turning your workouts into torture sessions and ending client relationships).  If you don’t ask about clients’ scars, are you setting them up for “renewed” injuries and more pain?

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Click here to read Could Your Shoes Be Giving You Shin Splints?

You know that annoying pain in your lower legs that never seems to get better? This leg pain always seems to slow your training just when you are starting to make some real gains. This group of lower leg injuries commonly referred to as “shin splints” is one of the most commonly occuring injuries in active people.

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Click here to read Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

February 11, 2011

At some point in their careers, most powerlifters will experience some form of shoulder pain or injury. Most lifters think of shoulder pain and injury as a normal part of the lifting experience. Still more self-diagnose pain as being a rotator cuff strain and try to work through the discomfort and pain. However, there are several possible reasons for shoulder pain, and very often the rotator cuffs aren’t the only key.

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