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Secrets of Proper Breathing During Exercise

Secrets of Proper Breathing During Exercise

Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Your Breathing During Exercise and Daily Life Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat…Breathing is so fundamental to healthy daily functionality that most of us take it for granted. The thing is, many adults don’t actually know how to breathe properly and never learn to harness the power of proper […]

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Barbell Incline Bench Press Exercise Tips

Barbell Incline Bench Press Exercise Tips

The Barbell Incline Bench Press The nuts and bolts of what you need to know… The incline bench press is generally thought of as a “must do” when talking about building the “upper chest” Regardless of whether the incline bench press is actually a good upper chest builder is debatable, the fact is that this […]

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Barbell Curl Exercise Tips: What You Need to Know

Barbell Curl Exercise Tips: What You Need to Know

The Barbell Curl The nuts and bolts of what you need to know… The barbell curl is generally a “tool” used to build “mass,” but it’s a very versatile tool that can be used for a lot of different goals and situations Grip position, grip width, relative shoulder/elbow position, and speed of movement are all […]

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Fitness Equipment

WeckMethod RMT Club Review

WeckMethod RMT Club Review

Swing, Slam and Squat Your Way to Better Fitness with the RMT Club The RMT Club is a revolutionary new piece of fitness equipment on the scene from WeckMethod, who brought you the fantastic BOSU Ball now found in gyms throughout the world. Here at AskTheTrainer.com, we took 30 days to test the RMT Club […]

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What Does RockTape / Kinesio Tape Do?

What Does RockTape / Kinesio Tape Do?

RockTape: What does it do? This past weekend in September, 2014, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a RockTape seminar in Connecticut at Riverside Muscular Therapy. Over two days, I was immersed into the world of RockTape, the course being taught by legendary health care practitioner and chiropractor, Dr. Perry Nickelston. While there, we […]

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Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Get Your Groove on in Style with the Best Clothes for Zumba Fitness Classes! There are a few good reasons to choose your clothes for Zumba Fitness classes with care: you want to be safe and supported, you want to feel cool and comfortable, and you want to look snazzy and stylish. Unlike other fitness […]

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Supplements

Glutamine Supplementation Guidelines

Glutamine Supplementation Guidelines

Glutamine: Worth the Hype, or Just More Supplement Snake Oil? Alongside protein and creatine, glutamine is generally cited as one of the top three supplements to take for optimal health and fitness. Glutamine is often called “L-Glutamine” and either name you’ll see is referring to the same compound. Many glutamine benefits are touted such as […]

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Natural Testosterone Boosting Supplements

Natural Testosterone Boosting Supplements

Why Natural Testosterone Boosting Supplements? Healthy testosterone levels are crucial when it comes to the male body and for living a fulfilling lifestyle. While the body naturally produces this hormone throughout your lifespan, testosterone production will slowly begin to decrease around your late twenties. This means you may want or even need something to pick […]

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Creatine Supplementation Guidelines

Creatine Supplementation Guidelines

What You Should Know About Creatine Creatine has been one of the biggest players on the fitness scene for some time now, helping athletes perform better and bodybuilders build lean mass faster. More casual gym-goers are also beginning to dip into creatine to enhance their muscle growth and fat loss due to its widespread availability. […]

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Womens Fitness

Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Best Clothes for Zumba® Fitness Classes

Get Your Groove on in Style with the Best Clothes for Zumba Fitness Classes! There are a few good reasons to choose your clothes for Zumba Fitness classes with care: you want to be safe and supported, you want to feel cool and comfortable, and you want to look snazzy and stylish. Unlike other fitness […]

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How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

Why Become a Zumba Teacher? Perhaps you’re a confirmed Zumba lover who wants to take their Zumba love to the next level. Or maybe you’re a current fitness instructor looking to add a hot new skill to their repertoire. Either way, if possess a love of music, dancing, fitness, and teaching, alongside an upbeat attitude, […]

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Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Correct Diastasis Recti and Mommy Belly with Core Exercises Many new moms get fed up with their post-natal fitness plan. In spite of the best intentions, lots of hard work, and endless abdominal workouts, the stubborn belly bulge won’t budge. The underlying cause may be a common condition that no amount of crunches can fix: […]

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Personal Training

Top 5 Personal Training Certifications

Top 5 Personal Training Certifications

Top 5 Certifications for Personal Trainers If you want to break into the personal training industry, certification is a must. Even those of you with an Exercise Science degree from a top university will typically need to get certified. Now for those of you without a college degree in a health & fitness related field, certification […]

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Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Recognizing Hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome When you come across a client that exhibits hypermobile joints, do you dismiss it as something of no real importance, or do you take note and assess further? What is it? Hypermobility is a condition in which the joints easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular […]

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Personal Training Business Forms & Charts

Personal Training Business Forms & Charts

Buy the complete forms & charts package today and save on your purchase. (Limited time offer) The Personal Training Form Kit Includes… Click any item below to view a full-size sample Customizable Personal Training Consultation / Assessment Form Customizable Personal Training Cancellation Policy Form Printable Color Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Chart Printable Black & […]

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Nutrition

Demystifying Macronutrients Ratios or “Macros”

Demystifying Macronutrients Ratios or “Macros”

Way Beyond Calorie Counting: Utilizing Macros Helps Accelerate Fat Loss and Muscle Gain There are a lot of goofy (and yes, not so goofy) dieting ideas out there. Some are super restrictive and others just overly complicated. So let’s talk about a super-effective and flexible way of approaching fitness nutrition: custom MACRONUTRIENT RATIOS. Many diet […]

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How to Properly Store Food in the Fridge: What to Know

How to Properly Store Food in the Fridge: What to Know

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Food Placement in the Refrigerator If you’re like the majority of the world, you never think about where you put your groceries. In fact, if you can manage to safely secure your groceries into the refrigerator without apples and celery falling out and hitting your feet, you feel […]

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Does Calorie Counting Work for Weight Loss?

Does Calorie Counting Work for Weight Loss?

Why Calorie Counting Isn’t Working For You This is not the article you probably expected. This is not an article that is going to tell you that some foods are superior to others, how quality of food is more important than quantity, or how certain macronutrients may be better than others.  This article is going […]

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Secrets of Proper Breathing During Exercise

Secrets of Proper Breathing During Exercise

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Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Your Breathing During Exercise and Daily Life Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat…Breathing is so fundamental to healthy daily functionality that most of us take it for granted. The thing is, many adults don’t actually know how to breathe properly and never learn to harness the power of proper […]

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Barbell Incline Bench Press Exercise Tips

Barbell Incline Bench Press Exercise Tips

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The Barbell Incline Bench Press The nuts and bolts of what you need to know… The incline bench press is generally thought of as a “must do” when talking about building the “upper chest” Regardless of whether the incline bench press is actually a good upper chest builder is debatable, the fact is that this […]

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