A Primer On Muscles - May 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal
May 2010


A Primer On Muscles
Why do some people run faster and jump higher?
Fast, Furious And Functional: Three Trends Shaping Today's Fitness Landscape
Mixed martial arts, metabolic conditioning and body leverage training—these old and new training ideas offer alternative and time-efficient methods for helping clients achieve their fitness goals.
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Personal Training

Yoga And The Olympic Hopeful
Client Success Story: Cross-training helps U.S. Swim Team member Keri Hehn boost her performance.
Making Peace With Blogging
Personal Trainer Entrepreneur: Consider blogging a burden? How blogging can work for you—and your business.
Lower-Back Pain In Kids And Teens
Ex Rx: Research, implications and solutions to a growing problem.
tricks of the trade What Type Of Exercise Do You Do? Has This Changed Since You've Been A Personal Trainer?


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
The Truth About Bioidentical Hormones
Nutrition: A lot of middle-aged women are taking a “natural” hormonal supplement that isn’t so natural (or especially safe) after all. Here’s what you should know about bioidentical hormone therapy.

Group Exercise

The Four Elements Of Perfect Class Design
Group Ex Skills & Drills: Think of an all-encompassing strategy when designing your experiences.
Stand Up For Flexibility
Ebb: Transition into dynamic stretches that also train for balance.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Take old ideas and program new attitudes.
Sample Class: Dance Boogie Blend
Class Take-Out: Count on two easy methods to get class groovin’.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Fit For Communication
Inner IDEA: Constructive skills for mind-body fitness professionals.

In Every Issue

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Making News
Cardiovascular Health Goals
Research: A look at the American Heart Association’s 2020 impact goals.
Lessons From The Blue Zones
Senior Fitness: What we can learn from the world’s longest-living people.
fitness handout Burning Fat: Myths And Facts
Equipment, Education And Enthusiasm Elevate German Fitness.
World Beat