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December 2014

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal - December 2014
Stretching That Works for Men
Help your male participants reach common areas of hip inflexibility with resistance bands.
Is “Bad” Fat Now “Good”?
While a recent study questions common advice on avoiding saturated fats, there's ample science to support limiting these fats in our diets.
The Skinny on Happiness
By changing the “why” behind workouts, we can change our clients' perception of fitness.
Seniors and Self Myofascial Release
Trainers need to adapt their technique when working with the connective tissue of older adults.
Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults
Use a three-pronged approach to help frail participants move better, get stronger and improve their balance.
Diabetes & Exercise: What Every Fitness Professional Should Know
Exercise is a safeguard against the disease, especially type 2.
Combat Ready
A mixed martial arts fitness expert explains how techniques that get Ultimate Fighting Championship® competitors into shape can appeal to a broad spectrum of fitness clients.
Understanding Iron-Deficiency Anemia & Sports Anemia
Endurance exercise does not make people anemic, but it can deplete the body's iron stores.
Sorting Out Supplements
What the research says about calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Improving Chronic Neck Pain With Pilates
Help people find relief from neck pain by providing props and modifications and by guiding clients toward correct spinal alignment.
How to Attract Clients With Obesity
Prepare Yourself and Your Business to Cater to an Untapped Market With a Convincing and Compassionate Strategy.
How to Thrive as an Introverted Instructor
Let your positive personality characteristics shine when you teach class.
Culinary Culture Club
Take a trip around the globe and find out which healthy food habits are worth bringing home.
Pilates for Larger Bodies
Practical advice on extending the benefits of Pilates to the overweight population.
Resistance Training Periodization in Women: New Insight for Training Design
How shifting the timing of exercises and workouts can improve muscular strength.
Bust Out of a Food Rut
Why learning to mix up diet and food-prep techniques can help clients stick to their weight loss goals.
Getting Intense With Older Clients
Research shows that high-intensity training can improve the lives of senior exercisers.
The Physiology of Fat Loss
From the fat cell to the fat furnace, find out exactly what causes the body to burn fat.