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ProSource: May 2015

ProSource: May 2015

How to Alleviate Muscle and Joint Pain With Self-myofascial Release (Part 1)

By Justin Price

Strategic self-myofascial release techniques should be the mainstay of any client’s program. In part 1 of this three-part series, learn effective techniques to rejuvenate and regenerate the myofascial structures that need addressing before progressing clients to the stretching and strengthening components of their corrective exercise programs.

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In an effort to help you more efficiently earn continuing education credits while you explore ProSource, you can now take the quiz as you read. Get the latest, science-based information on a wide range of topics while you work on requirements for your recertification. To start, simply select the article of your choice below.

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ACE Study Examines Effects of Bikram Yoga on Core Body Temps

By Emily Quandt, M.S., John Porcari, Ph.D., Jeff Steffen, Ph.D., Manny Felix, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D., with Daniel J. Green

Despite Bikram yoga's wide range of potential benefits, the question of safety regarding the performance of exercise in hot, humid environments has lingered. In this exclusive ACE-sponsored study, researchers examined the effects of exercising in such extreme conditions.

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Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes

By Jacque Crockford

More and more people are participating in endurance events like marathons and triathlons, which means health and fitness professionals need to know how to design safe and effective resistance-training programs to complement endurance training. Here’s a look at the science behind how resistance training can enhance endurance performance, and how you can use this information to help your clients.

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Are Boot Camps Dead?

By Megan Senger

Are the best days of boot camp behind us? Yes, say many experts, with market saturation and lack of quality instruction among the reasons cited for its decline. Here’s an overview of the decline—and future forms—of this trend, and how savvy fitness pros can fill the void with small- and large-group trainings and profit from the evolution of boot camps.

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Do it Better: Dynamic Warm-ups

Adding dynamic warm-ups to your clients’ routines can add multidimensional benefits to their cardio workouts as well as enhance their overall fitness and general wellness. Learn how to incorporate integrated movements—as demonstrated in the yoga-inspired dynamic warm-up video featured here—and create more efficient workouts for your clients that also decrease their chances for overuse injuries.

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Study: The Case for Workplace Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs are a hot topic these days—and a great opportunity for health and fitness professionals. If you’re considering expanding your business into this growing area, the results of a new study make a strong case for the power of workplace wellness programs to improve the health and well-being of employees by helping them lose weight.

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