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Certified™: Training and Performance Special Issue 2016

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Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Clients Improve Endurance Performance

by Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D., Ryan M. Weatherwax, M.S., and Isaiah St. Pierre

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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HIIT Workouts Starting to Feel Stale? Try These Innovative Ideas for Making HIIT Workouts Fun Again
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HIIT Workouts Starting to Feel Stale? Try These Innovative Ideas for Making HIIT Workouts Fun Again

by Amanda Vogel
Health and Fitness Expert

While any unskilled trainer can assault clients with exercises that are over-the-top challenging, educated fitness pros know that programming safe, effective high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts requires forethought and purpose. Read on for expert-tested ideas and inspiration for keeping HIIT drills fresh without compromising the basic tenets of intelligent interval exercise.

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Should You Incorporate Gymnastics Training Into Your Clients’ Workouts?
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Should You Incorporate Gymnastics Training Into Your Clients’ Workouts?

by Pete McCall
Health and Fitness Expert

As the recent Summer Olympics made clear, gymnasts have extremely strong, well-defined muscles and are in the type of shape that many of our clients are working to achieve. Body-weight exercises inspired by gymnastics can be an excellent way to help clients achieve their fitness goals. And here’s the good news: You don’t need to have a gymnastics background to incorporate these exercises into your clients’ programs.

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