How to Build a Sports Performance Fitness Program

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How to Build a Sports Performance Fitness Program

When creating a training programs for athletes, an individualized, scientific approach to training will be more successful in improving a player’s fitness and, ultimately, his or her performance. Learn how to conduct a needs analysis and what essential scientific training principles you need to consider when creating programs for your athletes.

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How to Use the ACE Study Companion

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How to Use the ACE Study Companion

ACE manuals are extremely comprehensive. In fact, there is more information in a manual than can possibly be covered on the ACE exam, as it is designed to serve as both a study reference and a career resource. The purpose of the supporting study materials is to help you focus on the topics that are more likely to be addressed on the exam. The Study Companion includes chapter summary reviews, multiple-choice questions and answer explanations for all the chapters and the appendices.

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8 Butt-toning Moves

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8 Butt-toning Moves

Contrary to popular belief, having shapely glutes isn’t all about appearance or vanity. Having a strong rear-end not only helps improve posture and athletic performance, and reduce knee and back pain, it can significantly enhance injury prevention as well. Here’s what you need to know about strengthening this essential group, along with eight super-effective exercises that will both strengthen and tone the glutes.

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Why More Personal Trainers are Becoming Health Coaches

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Why More Personal Trainers are Becoming Health Coaches

As a personal trainer, adding health coaching to your offerings and being able to discuss nutritional habits and the psychological aspects of behavior change with your clients would undoubtedly increase your effectiveness and put you on a much higher playing field. Here are just a few reasons why more personal trainers are becoming health coaches.

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Hill Running Workout

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Hill Running Workout

Incline workouts, when done properly and safely, can greatly benefit anyone looking to increase the intensity of their workouts. In fact, incorporating some form of hill running into your regular workout routine is one of the best ways to increase speed, strength and power. Whether you’re an elite athlete or looking to change up your exercise program, here’s a modifiable hill-running workout that almost anyone can do.

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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck With Continuing Education Options

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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck With Continuing Education Options

As a health and fitness professional, continuing education is essential to keeping your certifications current, but it can be a challenge to choose from the endless continuing-education options available. Learn why earning additional certifications, such as a specialty or another core certification, can increase your credibility in the health and fitness industry and enhance your resume or professional bio.

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Christmas Morning Workout

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Christmas Morning Workout

It can be tough to stick to your exercise routine during the holidays. But even if you can’t get to the gym or don’t want to leave your family, you can always get in a quick and efficient workout at home. Here’s a body-weight workout that you and your family can do in less than 45 minutes. It’s perfect for inside or outside, right before the Christmas Day festivities begin.

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A Workout You Can Do Anywhere

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A Workout You Can Do Anywhere

One of the best ways to integrate a workout into your schedule is to make it a consistent part of your routine so you don’t have to think twice about not having time or the “right place” to do it. Whether you’re at work, home or watching your child’s soccer practice at the park, this fun and challenging workout will get your body moving and your heart pumping.

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A Trainer’s Must-have Equipment List

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A Trainer’s Must-have Equipment List

Although there are countless body-weight exercises you can do with your clients, keeping a few pieces of equipment on hand is a great way to keep them excited and challenged. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money—you can get started by investing in just a few pieces at a time. Here are some great ideas for building your trainer toolbox at a relatively low cost.

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Foam Rolling 101

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Foam Rolling 101

If you have aches and pains, or just feel sore after your workouts, you should consider trying a technique called self-myofascial release (SMR). Often performed with a foam roller, SMR is a great way to help alleviate the pain of “trigger points,” while also increasing blood flow and improving joint range of motion. Learn the benefits and basics of this therapeutic technique.

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Spooky Superset Workout

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Spooky Superset Workout

For many people, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Unfortunately, too many treats can quickly derail your healthy-living efforts. To help keep you on track, check out this Halloween-inspired superset workout, which features pairs of exercises performed without rest in between. Not only is this an efficient way to work out, you’re going to love these super-fun and spooky moves.

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