Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

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Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this second of a four-part series, cardiovascular assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Nutrition: Planning vs. Coaching

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Nutrition: Planning vs. Coaching

“Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” While nutrition planning is like giving your clients fish, nutrition coaching teaches your clients how to fish and gives them the ability to make healthful decisions for a lifetime. Here are some great tools you can use to better equip your clients to make healthy nutritional choices.

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How to Safely Perform Inversions

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How to Safely Perform Inversions

Being able to perform inversions—such as crow pose and handstands, is a common goal of many people who practice yoga. Unfortunately, many of the more advanced inversions, if done incorrectly, pose risks that outweigh the benefits. The good news is that there are a variety of postures that are safe for beginners and which make it easier to progress to more advanced inversions. Here is detailed information on how to perform several common inversions safely and effectively.

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Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Static Postural Analysis

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Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Static Postural Analysis

Functional assessments are an important tool for determining how to design individualized strength and flexibility programs for your clients. In this first installment of a four-part series examining the four main types of functional assessments, we take a closer look at static postural analysis and what information you can gather from this assessment.

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Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

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Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this blog, muscular fitness assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Motivation and Behavior Change Strategies for Exercise Adherence

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Motivation and Behavior Change Strategies for Exercise Adherence

Understanding your clients’ motivations is essential for being able to recommend the most appropriate and effective steps to helping them achieve their lifestyle goals. In fact, identifying their motivations and level of self-efficacy can mean the difference between a client making short-term, temporary fixes and truly achieving lasting, lifestyle changes.

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