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Power Training for Older Clients

By Judy Minich / October 5, 2021

Power training for your active agers can be a vital part of programming. By helping your clients maintain speed, you will do them the service of training them for the sport of life.

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Are Functional HIIT Workouts the Fountain of Youth?

By Sandy Todd Webster / August 16, 2021

How functional HIIT workouts can slow aging, improve mobility, increase strength and power, and deliver metabolic conditioning with impact.

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Older man sitting on a bench with knee pain

Knee Pain and Self-Directed Exercise Program

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / August 9, 2021

A self-directed, web-based strength training program improved knee pain and function after 24 weeks for people with knee arthritis.

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Does Lifting Weights Lower Blood Pressure?

By Zachary Mang, MS / July 23, 2021

Resistance training does much more than build strong muscles and bones, but does lifting weights lower blood pressure too?

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Optimizing Women’s Strength Training

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / April 5, 2021

A new research review sheds light on how monthly hormonal changes influence the risk of muscle damage during female weight lifting.

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How Resistance Training Affects Metabolism

By Zachary Mang, MS / April 16, 2019

Resistance training does much more than build strong muscles. Research has confirmed that resistance training affects metabolism, too.

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Weight Training and Diabetes

By Gilles Beaudin, MSc / March 14, 2019

At the medical clinic where I work as an exercise physiologist, a patient came to see me; let’s call him John. He was healthy, but his fasting blood glucose levels were high. He was in his mid-40s and had low muscle mass. John was not on medication and wanted to avoid it. He asked my advice.

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Strength Training for Women

By IDEA Authors / February 5, 2019

Adding programming that addresses strength training for women allows you to customize your offering and provide great client support. The key is in understanding muscle physiology and what women, specifically, need to succeed.

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DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING & NECK PAIN

Diaphragmatic Breathing & Neck Pain

By Nicole Nelson, MS / February 15, 2012

Everyone from elite athletes to average clients can benefit from learning more about breathing or reprogramming the way they breathe. More specifically, by teaching them techniques that emphasize diaphragmatic breathing, you will help them meet their exercise goals.

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Physical Activity: 10 FAQs and Answers

By Jason Karp, PhD / March 31, 2002

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with a multitude of questions that range from losing weight to rehabilitating injuries. While it is difficult to know all the answers, providing clients with ready responses can be a testament to your professional credibility. This article addresses some of the more popular questions clients ask and provides the information you need to answer them quickly.

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