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Top 5 Injuries Related to Poor Posture

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Top 5 Injuries Related to Poor Posture

5 Chronic Injuries Caused by Poor Posture Postural issues are a big contributor to many different injuries. Poor posture itself can be caused by many things, but in most cases, a very sedentary lifestyle, poor training techniques, and the use of high heels, etc. are the main culprits. Injuries related to poor posture tend to […]

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Back Squats Versus the Weighted Sled Push

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Back Squats Versus the Weighted Sled Push

Which Exercise Has Your Back? Comparing the Back Squat with the Weighted Sled Push We have all been under the bar, fighting to keep our knees out; our chests up until we can stand and re-rack that weight of that final grueling set. What am I talking about – the back squat – nature’s cure […]

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Senior Fitness Training Programs

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Senior Fitness Training Programs

Four Important Components for Creating an Effective Senior Fitness Program Seniors today are not only realizing the benefits that exercise and an active lifestyle can bring, but many are motivated to create their own exercise regimens that include participating regularly in exercise programs and hiring personal trainers. The Baby-Boomer generation is moving into retirement years, […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Youth Fitness Training Programs

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Youth Fitness Training Programs

Structuring Youth Fitness Programs Just a few decades ago, many people believed that women’s bodies were not as capable as men’s bodies at reaping the benefits of physical training for improved health and athletic performance. Fast-forward to today, and most personal trainers and coaches recognize that women stand to improve athletic abilities and health from […]

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Glute Activation Exercises for Lower Crossed Syndrome

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Glute Activation Exercises for Lower Crossed Syndrome

The Myth of ‘Tight Glutes’ To start off with, you don’t have tight glutes. Sure, when a massage therapist digs around there or you lay on a trigger point ball it feels like Zeus himself is making his presence known – you still don’t have tight glutes. So what do you have? Weak Glutes. Now […]

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

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

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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Overcoming Workout Plateaus: What You Need to Know

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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

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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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Injuries to the Meniscus: What You Need to Know

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Injuries to the Meniscus: What You Need to Know

Know Your Meniscus Getting injured is not something that we can anticipate nor predict every time we exercise or step into our sport. Knee injuries are common, particularly for contact sports wherein meniscal tears, ACL tears, ligamentous sprain/strains and muscle tears are all too common. And yet, anyone at any age is susceptible to a […]

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How to Get Lean Fast with Interval Training

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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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Nutrition & Conditioning Programs for Youth Athletes

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Nutrition & Conditioning Programs for Youth Athletes

Structuring Nutrition & Conditioning Programs for Youth Athletes We understand that there is an epidemic in North America regarding exercise and obesity in children and teenagers. Further still, we are also faced with designing training programs and nutritional strategies for today’s young athletes. Never has training and conditioning been more important for those looking to […]

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How To Reduce Post-Workout Recovery Times

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How To Reduce Post-Workout Recovery Times

Maximize Your Muscle Growth with these Muscle Recovery Tips Three key elements are necessary for muscle growth: nutrition, strength training, and recovery. This article will focus on the third and often overlooked recovery aspect of muscle growth. Each time you hit the weights, small tears develop in your muscle fibers. These tears are what account […]

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Identifying Achilles Pain and What to Do About It

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Identifying Achilles Pain and What to Do About It

Identifying Your Achilles Pain Whether due to a continuous repeated movement or a singular traumatic event, damage was incurred and now you’re injured. So what do you do? For one, it is always beneficial to check in with a health care professional who is well-versed in physiology and rehabilitative exercises such as a physical therapist […]

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Five Tools to Measure Your Fitness Progress

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Five Tools to Measure Your Fitness Progress

Tools for Measuring Progress You have been busting your tail at the gym, eating healthy, and doing all the right things such as getting plenty of sleep and drinking plenty of water. You feel great, you are fitter, you get better sleep, you have more energy, and everything is going smoothly until you get on […]

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