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The Reason Your Clients Don't Achieve Their Goals

Lots of people hire personal trainers or join group fitness classes hoping to lose weight. Yet many fail to meet their goals. New research suggests that “progress bias”—overestimatin...

Five Benefits of Eccentric Exercise

Not everyone likes to focus on eccentric contractions, but this style of training deserves more attention because it may be a "secret weapon...

Kettlebells and Cardiovascular Improvements

Despite being around for quite some time—the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting suggests their origin can be traced to Ancient Greece—kettlebells have become a popular “trend....

RECIPE FOR HEALTH: Picadillo-Stuffed Jalapeños

In Mexico: The Cookbook (Phaidon 2014), the first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, author and living culinary legend Margarita Carrillo Arronte has doc- umented over 30 yea...

Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults

Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for ol...

Fall Prevention Training for Seniors

It appears there is a growing need for seniors to engage in fall prevention. A recent report found a significant increase in falls from 1998...

Corrective Exercise for Shoulder Impairments

Movie stars, athletes and brides-to-be work hard to develop shoulders that are aesthetically pleasing, and shoulders are an integral part of...

Safer Training for Obstacle Races

Health authorities have been alarmed by the injuries—and deaths—that have occurred during obstacle course races. Owners of obsta...

What You Don't Know About Food Labeling Could Undermine Your Health

Which is better: A “natural” product or an “organic” one? Eggs from “cage-free,” “pastured” ...

The Benefits of Group High-Intensity Interval Training

A barrage of recent studies has shown the potential for high-intensity interval training to incite fat loss, increase muscular and cardiovascular strength and improve other health markers among partic...

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