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Grow Your Personal Training Business With Gratitude

It’s easy to get caught up thinking you’re not doing enough to grow your business or that EVERYONE else is having success but you. That mindset is toxic to you! As a business owner it’s important to be able to optimistically look at the future and clearly see your desired results. That doesn’t mean to naively avoid or ignore your challenges or the issues in your...

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5 Ways to Get Control of Your Business

It is easy for business owners to feel like their business is running them, rather than the other way around. If you want to ever have a fitness business that allows you to also take time away from work, then you’ll want to make sure you have a system in place. Here are 5 steps to owning a fitness business, rather than it owning you.

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Resistance Band Training – Pros and Cons

I realize for many of you resistance band training remains a new and unique training approach that comes with several questions and concerns. Makes sense knowing 90% of what is written about strength training focuses on the use of free weights and machines.  Being a fitness enthusiasts who was into lifting weights only, when I first started using flat bands in 1996, I had the same questions...

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Resistance Band Exercises With Only 1 Band

Band Exercises: Using 1 Band and No Attachment Resistance Bands are a great tool to use with your clients. But one of the number one questions that I get is, “Which exercises can I do with bands with my clients?” Well I’m glad that you asked! The following 12 Band exercises should be the first exercises you master when initiating a Resistance Band Training program using...

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How to Customize Your Group Training

Fitness expert Josh Henkins shares 2 concepts that personal trainers should focus on to help group training feel customized.

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A Mixed Approach to Program Design for Better Results

Resistance training exercises can be categorized into four types: explosive exercises, cross-body exercises, compound exercises, and isolation exercises. In this article learn how a mixed approach to resistance exercise programming that utilizes all four types of resistance exercise may provide superior training results when compared with exclusively using only one type of exercise.

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How to Use General Vs Specific Exercises in Your Program Design

by Nick Tumminello Research on a kinetic and electromyographic comparison of the standing single-arm cable press and bench press showed that performance is limited by the activation and neuromuscular coordination of torso muscles, not maximal muscle activation of the chest and shoulder muscles (4). In other words, like the bench press, standing single-arm cable press performance also relies on...

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5 Strength Training Hacks for Faster Results with Your Clients

Strength Training is critical to fat-loss program, but ironically is often forgotten in programs that aren’t athlete specific. Use these 5 hacks to integrate strength training for faster client results.

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Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) a Bust?

It seems that the pendulum is swinging yet again in the fitness world.  Based on conversations that I see on social media, articles and blogs written there is a battle to go back to less warming up, more strength based movements, and counting calories. I tend to stay pretty close to centered when it comes to trends that are growing or resurfacing in the fitness world.  Reading recent research...

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Leveraging Undulating Periodization in Metabolic Training Programs

Clients get bored…easily. By leveraging Undulating Periodization in your programs, you can create an effective fat-loss program that keeps them engaged.

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How Using Supersets Accelerates Results

Supersets are a widely used method of increasing density of a workout and ramping up metabolic demand. This article tells you what you need to know and provides some superset examples.

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3 Deadly Workout Combos

Sometimes the “same ole” exercise pairings and finishers can get boring. This article explores the experimentation with 3 new workout combos for you to try in your programs.

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3 Myths Of Corrective Exercise: Strength Prevents Injuries

This is part 2 of a 4-Part Blog and Video Series put together by Dr. Evan Osar. Dr. Evan Osar explains to you why strength doesn’t prevent injuries.

3 Myths of Corrective Exercise: All Clients Have the Same Problem & There’s Only One Solution

This is Part 3 of a 4-Part Article and Video Series put together by Dr. Evan Osar to help you uncover the 3 biggest myths surrounding corrective exercise and help you create a strategy to overcome so you can help your clients get faster, better results. Dr. Evan Osar debunks the myth, “all clients have the same problem and there’s only one solution” in this article and video.

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3 Myths of Corrective Exercise: It’s NOT about Correcting Dysfunction

This is Part 1 of a 4-part blog and video series put together by Dr. Evan Osar to help you uncover the 3 biggest myths surrounding corrective exercise. In this article Dr. Evan Osar debunks the myth “Corrective exercise is designed to correct a certain dysfunction.”

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5 Landmine Upper Body Training Exercises

Landmines has become one of the most versatile tools available to trainers today. It’s progressed from a tool used for core work and simple rotations to using it in complexes and combinations. This article equips you with 5 Landmine Upper Body Training Exercises you can add to your training regimen!

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5 Methods for Exercise Progressions to Avoid Plateaus and Boredom

Struggling to figure out how to progress your clients through exercises? Have a couple of clients who have reached plateaus and training boredom? In this article Ryan equips you with 5 methods for progressing exercises to avoid plateaus and training boredom.

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Workout Countdowns: <br/>Intense AND Joint Friendly

Want to ramp up workouts without joint pain? Try this new approach to workout countdowns to keep your clients excited (and sweating) to the end.

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8 Advanced Single Leg Training Exercises

When it comes to single leg training you’re usually doing split squats, lunges, or single leg RDL. Well what do you do after your clients have mastered those exercises? In this article Ryan equips you with 8 Single Leg Exercises that you can have your clients perform after they master those simple single leg exercises.

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3 Workout Finishers to Challenge Your Clients

Are you putting your clients through the same finishers each week? Are your clients getting bored with the finishers you’re having them perform? Well checkout this article! In this article Ryan gives you three finisher workouts you can have your clients perform. These finishers will have your client’s legs burning, lungs screaming, and will push them to their limits!

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Understanding Principles vs. Methods

In this article we have guest blogger, Chad Smith help you understand principles vs methods. As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods by ignoring principles is sure to have trouble.

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3 Steps to Guarantee Transformation Success

What if you could guarantee transformation results? What if you knew exactly how to crack the code for fat loss and body transformations? This article provides you with the 3 simple steps that will help you guarantee transformation results, and help you crack the code for fat loss and body transformation.

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3 Questions to Make Program Design Easier

Program design seems like a lost art, yet it can be the difference maker for your client’s results. This article equips you with the right questions to make sure your programming continues to meet the needs of your clients.

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Fitness Combine 2.0

Read the evolution of Ryan Ketchum’s combine testing system and cover the Fitness Combine 2.0 concept.

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Group Training Program Layout

Group Training is a great option for your fitness business. But how do you build the best kind of group training program?

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Group Training Program Design

What are the variables that go into a great group training program? What are the questions you need to ask when creating your group training program and what can you expect from your clients?

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The Fun Part of Group Training

This article discusses some mistakes that most group training programs make and a few tips, tricks and techniques that can keep your group training fun and exciting (for you and your clients!)

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Mobility Drills for Low Back Pain [Video]

Do you or your clients face low back pain? Here is a quick video where we demonstrate 3 Mobility Drills for Low Back Pain. These exercises will help relieve LBP and increase hip mobility. Product Used in the Video: High Quality Resistance Bands (Resistancebandtraining.com) Check Out 4 Core Training Myths Debunked

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Best Ways to Teach your Clients [Video]

As a personal trainer, we are always trying to get results (and get them quickly). But how do we make sure that we master the basics of the best ways to teach your personal training clients?

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5 Must-Have Strength Training Tools for under $100

When it comes to strength training tools, there are a lot of options out there. But how do you sift through the options to find the best ones for your business that don’t break the bank? Here are our top 5 recommendations for must-have strength training tools.

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3 Tips to Prevent Clients from Getting Too Comfortable

By Eric Cressey Previously, I’ve written about how much I enjoy the writing of Chip and Dan Heath, brothers who’ve written best sellers like Made to Stick and Switch. These books provide insights about why certain concepts are accepted while others are rejected, and they outline strategies to implement paradigm shifts effectively. The Heaths analyze how people behave and process information in...

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Truth About Goal Setting and Fat Loss Programs

What is the relationship between goal setting and fat loss? What are realistic expectations for your clients? Also download our free guide—31 Free Fat Loss Hacks.

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Women in the Fitness Industry: Q&A with Pam MacElree

In this interview Pamela talks about the journey for women in the fitness industry, the obstacles she has had to face (especially from other females!), the stereo-types about women that irritate her the most, and much more!

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4 Core Training Myths Debunked

This guest article by Nick Tumminello debunks 4 common core training myths for you, so you don’t squander your time believing them, and gives you the real facts so you can make the most of your exercise efforts.

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Hottest Fitness Trends of 2015

Back in October the ACSM released its hottest fitness trends for 2015.  The results came from a survey that was given to thousands of fitness pros. Let’s talk a bit about what this means for you as a trainer, coach and fitness pro. Check out the results of the 2015 Top 20 Fitness Trends Not surprising, at least to me, bodyweight training has climbed up to the top of the list.  This was a brand...

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Stop Using the Same ole’ Training Ideas for Transformation Contests

The Transformation Contest Guide (Part 3) How to create effective transformation contests that will set you up as the go-to fat loss expert in your area. Part 1: How Transformation Contests Can Change Your Business Part 2: How To Set Up a Transformation Contest Nutrition Plan Part 3: Stop Using The Same Ol’ Training For Your Transformation Contests To get big time results you can’t continue...

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How Transformation Contests Can Change your Business

The Transformation Contest Guide (Part 1) How to create effective transformation contests that will set you up as the go-to fat loss expert in your area. Part 1:  How Transformation Contests Can Change Your Business Part 2: How To Set Up a Transformation Contest Nutrition Plan Part 3: Stop Using The Same Ol’ Training For Your Transformation Contests Transformation contests are big money in...