Speed and Agility – The How to for Everyday Athletes

How do you train clients for speed—is it enough to just go fast or do they need to go beyond basic forward movement? We’ll breakdown the differences between agility and speed to help you determine what works best for your clients’ goals. Plus, we’ve included a shareable list to use as a quick review with clients.

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Inspiration Story: Paula-Jean Doyle

Doyle lives with multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disorder that damages the central nervous system. She is currently symptom free, despite deciding to forgo the disease-modifying drugs recommended by her doctor. Instead, she relies on a dedicated fitness program, a healthy diet and what she is convinced was some divine intervention.

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The Crucial Role Vitamins Play in the Body

As trainers, we know how important vitamins are to good health and to fitness goals. You have a duty to help your clients reach that same level of understanding and to start eating their vegetables. Check out the sharable handout that will make this task easier.

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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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Fighting Sarcopenia with Exercise and Nutrition

With aging comes more medical concerns, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia and a whole host of others. One of the lesser-known threats to aging populations is Sarcopenia and we’re going to talk about what it is, how it develops in the body, how to manage it, what can be done to prevent it, and most importantly how someone can use exercise and nutrition to treat it.

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Inspiration Story: Dominic Frazier

34-year-old business owner and ISSA trainer Dominic Frazier will tell you he’s only getting started. His enthusiasm has been there from the start, and he put it together with a degree in exercise science from Concordia University in his native state, Wisconsin. Read his article and why he says, “Lookout world, here I come.” 

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How Much Protein Do I Need: Protein Myths Busted

When clients ask, “How much protein do I need?” can you answer? What about explaining the role protein plays in weight loss and muscle growth? Learn how to give clients what they want and need to know in the world of protein intake here.

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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: How Do Workouts Change the Body?

Clients may resist certain types of workouts, like intense strength training or a slow run on the treadmill, but trainers know both aerobic and anaerobic exercises are beneficial. Get the quick and dirty guide explaining it to clients.

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Meg Squats looks to change the shape of things to come

Megan Gallagher (professional powerlifter and ISSA trainer) is known by over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 290,000 followers on Instagram as Meg Squats. Her success and popularity is built on the platform that athletes — particularly women — should not be pigeonholed or limited when it comes to strength and fitness. Read more about her passion to help others achieve strength over aesthetics here.

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What’s the Definition of Good Nutrition?

How do you define good nutrition? Hint: It’s not just calories in and calories out. We’ve broken down four steps to keep you and your clients focused on good nutrition in support of your long-term goals. Plus, you can download a cheat sheet to share with your clients so everyone stays track.

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