An Evidence-based Guide to Creating Personalized Exercise Programs for Your Clients

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An Evidence-based Guide to Creating Personalized Exercise Programs for Your Clients

A growing body of research suggests that a more personalized exercise program of cardiorespiratory and resistance training promotes greater adaptations and training responsiveness. There are, however, limited accepted recommendations on how to create exercise programs on an individual level. This article explores the evidence-based strategies that will enhance your clients’ cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness training responsiveness.

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How to Integrate Resistance-exercise HIIT Into Your Clients’ Programs

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How to Integrate Resistance-exercise HIIT Into Your Clients’ Programs

There has been no bigger trend in the fitness industry over the past several years than high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Now a growing body of research is validating the use of resistance-exercise HIIT. Learn about this unique form of strength training and how you can safely and effectively integrate it into your clients’ programs.

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Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Clients Improve Endurance Performance

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Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Clients Improve Endurance Performance

Many of your clients have undoubtedly committed to running a half-marathon (or longer race) in the coming year. To help you design effective programs for these endurance-minded clients, here are the latest evidence-based training strategies for improving three key performance-defining physiological parameters related to endurance: VO2max, lactate threshold and economy.  

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Evidence-based Strategies to Help Clients Stay Fit Throughout the Holidays

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Evidence-based Strategies to Help Clients Stay Fit Throughout the Holidays

Many Americans gain several pounds or more between Thanksgiving and the New Year, not only because they tend to eat more, but also because they are more likely to be sedentary. Fortunately, there are research-substantiated solutions you can offer your clients to help them avoid these pitfalls. Here are five evidence-based training strategies your clients can use to maintain their health and fitness throughout the holiday season. 

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Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Exercise: A New Perspective

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Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Exercise: A New Perspective

While many people take antioxidants to ward off the harmful effects of exercise-induced free radicals, recent research suggests that increased exercise-induced free radical production may actually signal favorable training adaptations. Read on for a compelling look at the research that will make you reevaluate your assumptions about free radicals, antioxidants and exercise.

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Battle of the Sexes: Should Training Guidelines for Men and Women Be the Same?

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Battle of the Sexes: Should Training Guidelines for Men and Women Be the Same?

It’s no secret that men and women have markedly different physiology, so why are most exercise guidelines for men and women basically the same? Learn about the key physiological differences between women and men, as well as important training recommendations that account for these sex differences, which will help you optimize training effectiveness for both your male and female clients.

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A F.I.T.T. Formula for Sitting? How to Help Your Clients Reduce Sedentary Time and Improve Their Health

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A F.I.T.T. Formula for Sitting? How to Help Your Clients Reduce Sedentary Time and Improve Their Health

Sitting has been called the new smoking—and for good reason. A growing body of evidence suggests that sitting too many hours a day will take years off your life, even if you are a regular exerciser. Learn about the differences between being sedentary and being physically inactive, and how you can use the F.I.T.T. principle to help your clients reduce their sedentary behaviors.

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How to Help Clients Who Don’t Respond Positively to an Exercise Program

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How to Help Clients Who Don’t Respond Positively to an Exercise Program

Have you ever had clients who, no matter how hard they exercised, never seemed to get more fit? A growing body of research suggests that some individuals may not always respond favorably to exercise. Learn about the lifestyle factors that may contribute to an adverse response and how you can design exercise programs that help your clients avoid the frustration that comes from not meeting their health and fitness goals.

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