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March 2012

Back to the Future:

A Paleolithic Exercise Program for the 21st Century

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Integrating Corrective Exercise Into Your Personal-training Programs

By Justin Price, M.A.

In parts one and two of this series on corrective exercise, Justin Price explained how to conduct various static/postural assessments to identify musculoskeletal deviations and utilize specific corrective exercises to address those imbalances and alleviate pain. This final installment provides additional corrective exercises and outlines strategies personal trainers can use to integrate corrective exercise into their clients’ programs.
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Six Essential Steps to Strengthening the Lower Body Following Recovery From a Knee Injury

By Karen Merrill, M.S.
The road to recovery following a knee injury can be a long and frustrating one for clients and trainers alike. Once you’ve figured out what caused the injury to occur, you can begin to address those factors to help prevent it from happening again. Of course, strengthening the lower extremities is paramount. Learn the six essential steps for safely returning to lower-body strength training following recovery from a knee injury.
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Women in the Fitness Industry: Leaders or Eye Candy?

By Karen Asp

The answer to that question depends, of course, on who you ask. While some lament the prevalence of scantily clad women on tradeshow floors, others point to the fact that women are at the helm of some of the most well-known companies in the industry. We talk to some of the most successful women in the fitness industry to learn their perception of women’s roles in the industry, and get their advice on what they think it takes to break down barriers.
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Would I Be Foolish to Sign a Non-compete Agreement?

By Carrie Myers

Some gyms require their independent contractors and employees to sign non-compete agreements, but is that really a good idea? Depending on the circumstances, the benefits may outweigh the drawbacks—but that’s not always the case. Here are some things to consider before signing on the dotted line.
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When It Comes to Healthy Eating, A Little Deception Can Be a Good Thing

Rare is the parent who hasn’t resorted to bribery or coercion to get their kids to eat the healthy foods they need. Others may give up altogether. A new study, however, offers hope for parents of picky eaters, by suggesting that “hiding” healthy vegetables in traditional foods like pasta and breads could be a valid—and effective—way to increase a child’s vegetable intake.
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