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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Training Tips

Setting Fitness Goals is Essential to Long-Term Success

Do your clients have goals? Are they specific and measurable? Do they work toward those goals in every session? If the answers are no, you aren’t doing your best work as a trainer. Check out the latest ISSA blog to find out why setting fitness goals is so important and how to do it right, for you and your clients. 

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Understanding and Using the Overload Principle

Do you understand the overload principle well enough to plan the most effective programs for your clients? We’ve got you covered in this latest post about progressing safely and maximizing training gains.

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For Women | Training Tips

When clients ask, “How do I build the perfect glutes?”, here’s my response...

Your female client wants a bigger butt, glutes or backside? It’s what most women want, and you can achieve it through targeted, specific training. Here’s how.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Tips for Better Workout Recovery

Feel like you’ll lose progress if you take time off? Think again. Workout recovery is about more than just taking a break.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Strength Training for Runners: Overlooked or Overhyped?

Strength training is an effective and sometimes overlooked way for runners to maximize performance. Get the details here to help your clients achieve their best runs. 

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Weight Machines vs Free Weights – Which is Better?

The age-old question of which is better—free weights or weight machines—does not have a simple answer. Read our latest blog post to get a full run down on the pros and cons of each and when and where to use weight machines vs free weights.

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Performance | Training Tips

Understanding and Implementing Cross Training Workouts

What exactly is cross training and how do you do it right? Trainers can use cross training effectively for every client from the beginner to serious amateur athletes. Check out our latest post to find out how to thoughtfully choose cross training workouts for every client.

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Training Tips

Cardio Workouts: Fitness We Love to Hate

Cardio workouts should be a staple for anyone interested in improving their overall health. And despite the common perception, they don’t have to be boring.

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Q&A | Sports Psychology | Training Tips

How Do I Keep Clients Motivated?

How do I keep clients motivated? No matter how much I preach to them that they’ll lose weight and sometimes inches they just won’t hear me out I’m in my 5th month as a trainer.

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For Women | Training Tips

How to Get Started in Fitness Competitions – Women’s Edition

Getting ready for your first fitness competition can be daunting, but we’ll help you start. Check out this beginners guide for women interested in starting out in bikini, figure, and physique competitions.

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Training Tips

Adding Yoga Strength Training to Your Fitness Routine

Yoga is a great workout. It improves flexibility and balance and reduces stress. But did you know that yoga could also be a powerful strength workout? Learn how to introduce yoga strength training with your clients to maximize their goals.

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