How to Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Love fitness? Enjoy working with people? Spend all of your time at the gym anyway? You may as well turn that time into a career. Learn the few simple steps you need to take to launch a great new career as a certified personal trainer.

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It’s Time to Ditch the One-Time-Per-Week Muscle Mentality

When designing a hypertrophy program, the goal is to increase muscle mass as quickly as possible. The science behind hypertrophy training evolves over the years. So, how do we train for muscle growth most efficiently? Hint: it's more than once per week.

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Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.

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Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

If you or your client has sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back and buttocks (glute) that travels down the back of your leg, you’re not alone. A muscle called the piriformis is most likely to blame and these are the reasons why PLUS the best mobility exercises to use. Read, learn, and share the recommended exercises to your clients in this article.

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Healthy Benefits of Green Olives

Olives are a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet, so they attract research attention on their healthy benefits. There might be more benefits of eating olives such as improving body composition. This article is a summary of the research conducted on the effect of table green olives. Hint: There’s seven surprising benefits that came from the study!

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9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know | ISSA

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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Does lack of sleep hinder muscle growth or performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.

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Pick up a Kettlebell, Change Your Life

Have you tried kettlebell training yet? Have you introduced your clients to it? Let me share with you the five most important reasons I love kettlebell training and why I love to convert others to the philosophy of the kettlebell workout. Find out why this type of training is perfect for your clients who have less time to work out, new mothers, older clients, and really anyone else on your training list.

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