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ProSource: May 2014

ProSource: May 2014

What Comes After Planks?

By Jonathan Ross

For the majority of people, time is in short supply. Holding planks for minutes at a time, explains fitness pro Jonathan Ross, is not the best use of anyone’s precious workout time, especially when there are better options to more successfully prepare for whatever life may throw at us. Learn Ross' secrets to progressing planks to challenge every fitness level. After all, life is movement so you better train for it.

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Back to Basics: Total-body Barbell Training

Barbells are a versatile tool for performing multijoint movements that target a large amount of muscle tissue. Plus, exercises like squats, deadlifts and presses help to strengthen functional movements that we use every day. We've got some persuasive reasons why you should consider going back to the basics with barbell training, starting with this effective total-body workout that will enhance both strength and flexibility.

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America's Top 5 Diets: What You and Your Clients Need to Know

By Karen Asp

We asked our experts to offer their perspective on the top five diets in America and for whom they’re best suited. While prescribing a diet is outside your scope of practice, it is important to be knowledgeable about these diets so you can pass along essential information to your clients.

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Take the Decision out of Decision Making: How to Optimize Your Environment for Success

By Daniel J. Green

You can help clients alter their personal environments to reduce their reliance on their own willpower—in effect, reducing the need to make decisions by manipulating the environment to make the choices for them. Check out these simple techniques and tips to individualize this process and optimize each of your client’s chances of success.

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Let the Sunshine In (And Help Keep the Pounds Off)

While sunlight is an important source of vitamin D, controversy remains over the relative risks and rewards of sun exposure. New research appears to tip the scales in favor of rewards by suggesting that early-day exposure to sunlight may be linked to having a lower body mass index (BMI). Learn why letting the sunshine in could be a great way to keep the pounds off.

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Seven “New-School” Business Strategies All Fitness Pros Should Follow

By Megan Senger

The world is changing fast and fitness professionals need to stay alert and be ready to adapt to those changes if they are going to be—and stay—successful. If your personal-training sales systems are the business equivalent of legwarmers and leotards, it’s time to step into the future and start training new-school. Here are seven ways to start reinventing your fitness business today.

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