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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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4 Keys To Creating a Program Design System

Most trainers struggle to create a program design system that fits their business. So what are the 4 keys to getting client results?

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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.

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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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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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Single Leg Locomotion & Combo Exercises [Video]

Adding a bit of movement and variety to your single-leg training can reap big rewards. Check out these easy-to-learn Single Leg Locomotion & Combo exercises. Take your single-leg training to the next level. Grab the Ultimate Single Leg Metabolic Training Complex Training Video by Coach Nick Tumminello, and turn your clients into fat-burning...

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Fat Loss Programming Template [Video]

Quick overview of some of our favorite fat-loss programming methods that will help you produce great fat loss results with your clients.