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Jonathan N. Mike, MS

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Important Risk Factor and Fitness Assessment “Numbers”

October 19, 2010

One of the principal areas of concern for exercise professionals is assessing, recognizing and explaining disease risk factors and other physiological variables for clients. From these evaluations and with the collaboration of medical professionals, personal trainers have a unique yet challenging opportunity to guide and encourage clients to make behavioral and lifestyle changes. This issue’s column serves as an informative resource for identifying the many “numbers” involved in clinical, fitness and health parameters.

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Recovery in Training: The Essential Ingredient

February 2, 2009

Recovery from exercise training is an integral component of the overall training program and is essential for optimal performance and improvement. If rate of
recovery is improved, higher training volumes and intensities are possible without the detrimental effects of overtraining (Bishop, Jones & Woods 2008).

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