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Certified™: October 2021

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: What You Need to Know

Pete McCall by Pete McCall
Health and Fitness Expert

Blood flow restriction (BFR) training, also known as Kaatsu training or occlusion training, involves using a tourniquet, elastic band or pressure cuff on an exercising limb to restrict the flow of venous blood back to the body during exercise. A growing body of research suggests BFR may be effective for enhancing muscle growth, but is it safe? Here’s what you and your clients need to know about this controversial form of training.

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Sugar Addiction: Real or Hype?
  • Certified™: October 2021

Sugar Addiction: Real or Hype?

by Carrie Myers
Contributor

Can a person really be addicted to sugar? Learn what the research has to say about this controversial topic, and how you can help your clients understand that food restriction, when taken too far, can actually cause more harm than good.

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Time-efficient Exercise Programming: Beyond Aerobic HIIT
  • Certified™: October 2021

Time-efficient Exercise Programming: Beyond Aerobic HIIT

by Lance C. Dalleck
Contributor

Much like time-efficient cardiorespiratory exercise programming, considerable advances have been made in creating time-efficient programming for resistance exercise. Introducing clients to time-efficient resistance-training workouts is particularly important given that low muscular fitness has been identified as an independent and powerful predictor of chronic disease risk and premature mortality.

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