Alex Hoffmann

About Alex Hoffmann

Alex Hoffmann holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Central College. Currently he is an instructor at the International Sports Sciences Association and is also working towards his Doctorate in Sport Health and Fitness at the United States Sports Academy. Alex has extensive experience in the field of exercise science and sports performance, including having worked as an exercise science educator for the United States Army and as a strength and conditioning coach for professional and collegiate athletes and celebrity clientele.

Articles from Alex Hoffmann


Strength Training | Training Tips

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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Strength Training | Training Tips

Do Cardio and Strength Training Actually Work Against Each Other?

Resistance training is the key to strength, and aerobic training is critical to cardiovascular health and is a preferred method to reduce body fat. Obviously we need to do both, right? Well, it turns out the answer to that question depends on you (or your clients’) goals. Numerous scientific studies show that aerobic training and resistance training at the same time might not always be the best choice.

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Strength Training

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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Performance | Safety / Injuries

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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