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Overcoming Workout Plateaus: What You Need to Know

Overcoming Workout Plateaus: What You Need to Know

Overcoming A Workout Plateau: Adapting to Thrive If it’s been a while since you’ve seen any significant results from your current workout program, it may be time to reevaluate and reassess your approach. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced in whatever type of training you do, we all have one thing in common—we […]

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Speed & Endurance Training: Taking it to the Next Level

Speed & Endurance Training: Taking it to the Next Level

Improving Your Fitness Through Speed & Endurance Training You’ve built your foundation of fitness. Your pulse rate is down, you’ve dropped some pounds and you’re noticeably stronger, leaner and more flexible. Now you’re ready to take your training to the next level – developing your speed and endurance. Speed and endurance mark the difference between […]

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How to Get Lean Fast with Interval Training

How to Get Lean Fast with Interval Training

Get Lean Fast with Interval Training: Lose Fat While Saving Time The next time you’re watching the Olympics or World Cup or any sport for that matter where the athlete’s sport requires them to primarily perform short bursts of exercise of less than 60 seconds, notice how muscular and lean those athletes are. They all […]

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Top 5 Ways to Build More Muscle in Less Time

Top 5 Ways to Build More Muscle in Less Time

Five Ways to Build More Muscle in Less Time We’ve all seen ads on tv or online for supplements that “Build 200% more muscle in 2 weeks!” Some of the ads may catch your attention and some of the claims may be so outrageous that they’re almost laughable. But what if there truly was a […]

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Fitness Equipment

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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Top 5 Cardio Machines

Top 5 Cardio Machines

The Top 5 Cardio Machines You’ve Likely Never Used Before While cardio machines have been around for dozens of years and even though small improvements often occur, it is rare to see an innovative, brand new type of machine introduced to the market. New or old, here are the top 5 cardio machines you’ve likely […]

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Total Gym Review

Total Gym Review

Is the Total Gym an Effective Exercise Machine? Talk about a great workout! Skepticism is natural as with all “as seen on TV” products.  The Total Gym should be no exception. With slick celebrity marketing with Chuck Norris and Christy Brinkley on numerous advertisements, the Total Gym may push the “too good to be true” […]

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Schwinn Airdyne Bike Review

Schwinn Airdyne Bike Review

What is the Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike? The Schwinn Airdyne Bike is a fantastic exercise fan bike that has been around since the 80s! Introduction: The Schwinn Airdyne bike is an upright stationary exercise bike with handles. Also known as fan bikes or dual action bikes, the resistance is provided by a fan wheel that […]

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Supplements

Top 5 Reasons to Supplement With HMB

Top 5 Reasons to Supplement With HMB

Five Reasons to Use HMB to Push Your Training to a New Level We all know that to get the most out of training and exercise we need to continually challenge our bodies with increasing variation, intensity, and volume. By “breaking down” muscle on a regular basis, our body in turn responds by building more […]

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Top 5 Supplements for Healthy Joints

Top 5 Supplements for Healthy Joints

Joint Health In a society that has never needed to exercise more and eat less, we find ourselves with a dilemma: If you are overweight, or live a sedentary lifestyle; yet you are plagued with joint-related pain, then the option to exercise – to lose the extra weight – becomes a daunting task. And yet, […]

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Are My Supplements Good For Me?

Are My Supplements Good For Me?

Not All Supplements Are Created Equal In the age of the internet, information has never been more readily available. At the click of a button, you can self-diagnose yourself; go online to GNC or Amazon and pick up a bottle of vitamins and you’re good to go. And why would you doubt yourself? Why bother […]

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Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

So Many Fat Burning Supplements! There are so many fat burning supplements on the market today; choosing a product that best fits your needs can become overwhelming and confusing!  When selecting a product, make sure it is formulated by a reputable company and has research to support the claims it is making. One thing to […]

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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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Top 5 Abdominal Exercises for Women

Top 5 Abdominal Exercises for Women

Five Effective Exercises For The Core / Abdominal Muscles If you’re overweight and looking to get flat abs, it’s going to be a must that you’re paying attention to the exercises that you’re including in your workout program. However, exercise selection alone is not enough. The biggest must-do if you want to achieve flat abs […]

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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

NOTE: The forms & charts bundle is now included with Ask The Trainer PRO membership. Learn more… Buy the complete forms & charts package today and save on your purchase. 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 […]

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Personal Trainer Book Recommendations

Personal Trainer Book Recommendations

Select a Book Category CPT Certification Prep  |  Certification Study Guides |  Knowledge Building  |  Old School  |  Business of Personal Training -or- Select a Certification Type What are Personal Trainer Books For? The Only Way to get that Shiny New Personal Trainer Certification is through Studying Since there are no laws or regulations for determining […]

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Nutrition

Top 5 Worst Foods You Can Consume

Top 5 Worst Foods You Can Consume

Five Foods You Are Better Off Avoiding While there is always going to be a debate when discussing which foods are the worst for you, there is no denying that avoiding certain foods altogether is the best course of action if you’re trying to maintain your health & fitness or achieve a weight loss goal. […]

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Are Negative Food Associations Ruining Your Progress?

Are Negative Food Associations Ruining Your Progress?

Negative Food Associations The majority of fitness enthusiasts and dieters have been there. The point where your diet seems to being going perfectly according to plan and then BOOM it happens.  You have an unplanned cheat meal which leads to feelings of guilt and regret that completely take over. In an instant, all the positive […]

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8 Fruits and Vegetables You’re Missing Out On

8 Fruits and Vegetables You’re Missing Out On

8 Healthy Fruits & Vegetables You’ve Likely Never Tried Before It’s difficult for humans to step out of their comfort zone to try new things, which is understandable because if most people enter a grocery store and see a giant spikey ball labeled ‘durian,’ they’re most likely not going to be fighting each other off […]

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The Food Pyramid… Scheme?

The Food Pyramid… Scheme?

The Food Pyramid The food pyramid was introduced by the USDA in 1992, revised in 2005, and replaced in 2011. Nearly all public schools (99 percent), between the grades of Kindergarten through Eighth grade, offer nutrition education somewhere within the curriculum.1 If you have ever been exposed to this pyramid, then you are part of […]

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Myofibrillar vs. Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy: Think Small to Get Big!

Myofibrillar vs. Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy: Think Small to Get Big!

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Think Small to Get Big! When you think of getting bigger muscles, you tend to think of just the outer appearance of the flesh covered muscle increasing in size until it makes that impressive massive bicep. However, just as scientists needed to study matter down to its sub-atomic structure to create the incredible power of […]

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Top 5 Worst Foods You Can Consume

Top 5 Worst Foods You Can Consume

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Five Foods You Are Better Off Avoiding While there is always going to be a debate when discussing which foods are the worst for you, there is no denying that avoiding certain foods altogether is the best course of action if you’re trying to maintain your health & fitness or achieve a weight loss goal. […]

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