Is there scientific evidence that pets can help us heal and thrive? And should personal trainers factor it into their program design?
This article focuses on weight bias—and how you can be more inclusive toward individuals of all body sizes and shapes.
Women who continue running during pregnancy are more likely to return to postpartum running following pregnancy, according to a study.
How are you educating clients or members on the myriad of health benefits of physical activity?
The challenge for the use of BMI is that it’s not adjusted for known differences in body composition and risk factors for people of color.
Researchers propose a “weight-neutral” strategy that focuses on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness, instead of weight loss.
Inactive people may have a second chance. Increasing physical activity in later life benefits benefits life expectancy, according to a study.
If clients ask about the benefits of supplemental testosterone therapy, you can share that circuit training provides more health benefits.
“Health is essential.” This was one of many key remarks made during a press conference to announce the re-opening of California fitness facilities.
Supporting a healthy immune system is particularly important during the pandemic, and exercise is one way to boost health.
This column presents a research review of what science says about the known performance benefits of resistance training for runners and provides evidence-based suggestions for what types of resistance training programs work best for competitive runners.
Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few months, personal trainers must update programs to fit clients’ current status, not their pre-coronavirus fitness levels.
Researchers found that not performing repetitions to failure may be more effective at increasing muscle size and endurance in untrained individuals.
Lower-body and multijoint exercises appear to be more appropriate for developing maximal strength than single-joint, isolated, upper-body exercises.
In an industry that strives to help people improve health and fitness, there is still a significant amount of judgment and stigma toward people with obesity.
A study published recently found that varying exercise selection increased motivation to train and produced equivalent improvements in muscular adaptations.
Endurance athletes have used tapering for years; now there’s evidence that exercise enthusiasts and strength and power athletes can benefit from tapering phases in their resistance training (RT) programs. So, is tapering right for your clients? And when it comes to RT, can less work lead to more success? Here’s what the research tells us.
Women do not respond to weight training the same way men do. University of New South Wales researchers in Sydney conducted a comprehensive search of the literature on resistance training and found only 24 randomized controlled studies that focused exclusively on women. Lead study author Amanda “Mandy” D. Hagstrom, PhD, lecturer in exercise science at UNSW Medicine, said, “I was surprised. I knew there wouldn’t be many [studies], but I thought there’d be more than that.” The selected studies included almost 1,000 women.
Here’s more good news for pregnant exercise enthusiasts. East Carolina University researchers found that women who did 50 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise three times per week during pregnancy had babies with better neuromotor skills at 1 month old than babies of mothers who did not exercise.
A new study, conducted under the leadership of IDEA author and presenter Len Kravitz, PhD, compared cardiovascular and metabolic responses to two exercise protocols: (1) six bouts of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) followed by three rounds of circuit weight training (CWT) and (2) CWT rounds interspersed with HIIT bouts. Fourteen trained young men (ages 25.7 ± 4.4) participated in the study, completing each of the two programs 3 days apart.