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Aspiring to be a Better Version of Ourselves or a More Fully Developed Human Being

The Human Potential Movement and Multiple Intelligences In the human potential movement, a number of key questions arise that define what this concept is all about:  “What are the limits of human ability, the boundaries of the human experience? What does it mean to be a human being?” The theory/movement was spawned in 1961 by …

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Integrating Strength and Power Training for Optimal Client Results

The vast realm of fitness is fueled by constant advancements and deeper insights into how our bodies respond to various forms of exercise. One critical aspect that personal trainers continually navigate is the intelligent cycling between different training modalities to elicit the best possible results for their clients. This article delves into the art and …

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Progressing from Stable to Unstable: A Key Strategy for Fitness Success

The journey to achieving fitness goals is an ongoing process of growth and improvement. One crucial strategy for making progress and attaining long-term success in fitness is through the concept of progression. In particular, transitioning from stable to unstable exercises can provide numerous benefits and challenge your body in new and exciting ways. By understanding …

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Guiding Your Clients: The Benefits of Kettlebells and Machines for Beginner Hypertrophy Workouts

As personal trainers, it’s our responsibility to guide our clients on their fitness journeys, especially when they’re just starting out. The gym can be an overwhelming place for beginners, so it’s crucial that we provide them with the right tools and strategies for success. In this article, we’ll explore why combining kettlebells and machine weights …

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Sports Recovery

  WHAT IS RECOVERY? BEFORE WE DELVE INTO THE NITTY-GRITTY OF WHICH RECOVERY INTERVENTIONS ARE BEST, LET’S ALL GET ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT WHAT RECOVERY IS AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE KEY CONCEPTS. RECOVERY COMES IN TWO PARTS, RESTORING WHAT HAS BEEN LOST IN TRAINING AND ADAPTING TO THE IMPOSED DEMANDS OF TRAINING. …

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Agile strength….. The vital training your clients are missing out on.

Ever feel like you could be getting more out of your workouts? Like there is something missing? Something that will explode all your other training and make it more purposeful to the client? Agile strength is your answer, and you’re probably doing some of it already.   Agile strength will unlock all the strength and …

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USING KETTLEBELLS TO INCREASE HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Kettlebells have been around the gym scene for many years, but only recently have researchers dived into the extremely unique benefits of the tool.     This article will take a particular look at how the traditional hip hinge swing can increase hamstring flexibility. First, let’s get an understanding of how hamstrings are commonly perceived …

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