A Perspective on High-Intensity Interval Training

As the popularity of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and high work rate-type resistance training, also referred to as metabolic resistance training continue to grow, is there an increasing cause for concern? READ MORE

Breaking Your Weight Loss Plateau – One Simple Tip to Reignite Your Program

Months ago, you decided on a change – you established effective goals and were enjoying promising results, when suddenly, just like that, you hit a plateau where all your efforts are no longer producing results. The daily tactics and strategies you devised to achieve your goals now appear stagnant and stale, and you’re becoming frustrated, demotivated and perhaps even unglued. READ MORE

Training the Female Client: Key Considerations for Programming

Apart from the more obvious gender differences like pregnancy and some aging-related conditions (e.g., osteoporosis, menopausal changes), how much thought is generally given to the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women when designing programs for female clients? A fair assumption might be very little considering the lack of available information, and the lack of atte... READ MORE

Exercise Essentials: A Better Understanding of Our Aerobic Energy Pathway

A fundamental attribute of fitness has always been our relentless pursuit of new ideas when it comes to programming. Whether evolutionary or incremental in nature; trend or fad, we appear to thrive on challenging the status quo in our quest for better, bigger, stronger or faster. READ MORE

Diabetes – Safe and Effective Exercise Programming

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to either produce or effectively use insulin, a key hormone for moving glucose from the bloodstream to the working muscles. Diabetes is currently ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with type 2 diabetes accounting for 90 to 95% of currently diagnosed cases. See how exercise can improve insulin effi... READ MORE

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