Help Clients Get Results with Carb-Cycling

While experts will likely continue to debate how to include carbs in the diet for maximum health and workout results, one thing will always remain true: everyone needs carbs. Based on current research, cycling carbs in your diet in a thoughtful and strategic way is the best way to utilize this important nutrient.

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Tips to Help Clients Understand Carbs

While experts will likely continue to debate how to include carbs in the diet for maximum health and workout results, one thing will always remain true: everyone needs carbs. Based on current research, cycling carbs in your diet in a thoughtful and strategic way is the best way to utilize this important nutrient.

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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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A Parent's Worst Nightmare Inspired Him to Become a Trainer

Last year, Joseph Jackson had back issues, numbness in his legs and couldn't sleep. He weighed 365 pounds. His doctor said that he was morbidly obese and suggested weight loss pills. He had little-to-no confidence and felt defeated when it came to finding a workout routine that fit him and that he could physically do. Follow how Joseph completely turned his life around and became an ISSA certified trainer.

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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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Meet Sandy. She has no patience for Parkinson's

At the ISSA there are as many reasons why people become personal trainers as there are personal trainers. What's your Why?  When Sandy was growing up, she saw the benefits of gaining the upper hand on the disease through fitness with her father and always wanted to become a Personal Trainer to work with Parkinson’s patients and also those with special needs.

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Can Ginger Help with Exercise Recovery?

As a fitness professional and likely nutrition enthusiast, you have probably heard that ginger is great for exercise recovery. You’ve also heard that about a lot of other foods and supplements, so what’s the real deal? We’ll break it down for you here and give you a run down on all the sports science research related to ginger, muscle pain, and post-workout recovery.

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A Wake-up Call That Inspired a Transformation

How did I get here? That’s the question we all ask. In a “blink of an eye” we go from that young vibrant person ready for the world to a “less than healthy, less than skinny, not quite fit, taking a few minor prescription medications that everyone takes” person. We find ourselves looking in the mirror at a person we don’t even recognize.

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Coffee and Fat Metabolism

Everyone wants to get rid of fat but there are many varied opinions about how best to achieve that goal. Many fitness professionals are touting the benefits of coffee for losing unwanted fat, but they’re not telling the whole story. Let's dig into the concept of fat loss via caffeine consumption or coffee and it impacts on fat metabolism.

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Why I became a Personal Trainer

Fitness was always a passion of Kristine Casali, a working mother of two in a family business.  After meeting ISSA Personal Trainer Jeremie Guarderas and through his encouragement, motivation, and inspiration, she decided it was time to do something for herself and became a personal trainer.

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