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Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women

Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI Muscles aren’t just for men! Women need muscle too… and ladies, while you may not want muscles as big as men (or maybe you do), I think most women can agree it seems like everything on the market is geared to helping men build muscle, not women!...

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POWERLIFTING FOR WOMEN – STRATEGIES FOR LIFTING SUCCESS

POWERLIFTING FOR WOMEN – STRATEGIES FOR LIFTING SUCCESS

By KINSEY MAHAFFEY Powerlifting isn’t just “for the boys” anymore, and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, it’s more common to see women throwing around some serious weight in sports like CrossFit or in social media posts on the internet. As a result, many women are...

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HOW TO GET BETTER AT PULL-UPS: A HANDY GUIDE

HOW TO GET BETTER AT PULL-UPS: A HANDY GUIDE

By KINSEY MAHAFFEY Back in 5th grade, I remember watching a classmate knock out 13 pull-ups during the President’s Fitness Test. She made it look so effortless that I thought, “This should be easy!” Right? Wrong. I was shocked when I couldn’t even do ONE pull-up. What...

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DOES COMPRESSION REALLY HELP WITH PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY?

DOES COMPRESSION REALLY HELP WITH PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY?

By ANDREW MILLS Improving physical performance is as much about maximizing performance quality as balancing and mitigating injury risks and maximizing recovery to prevent maladaptation in response to accumulated and progressive training loads. There is a lot of...

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FOODS TO HELP WITH MUSCLE CRAMPS

FOODS TO HELP WITH MUSCLE CRAMPS

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI Are you ever in the middle of a workout and then BOOM… it hits you? Your muscle is locked up, the pain sets in, and you need to take a bit of a breather to handle the discomfort. I think all of us at one point in time have experienced this...

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THE KEYS TO IMPROVING YOUR BODY POSITIVITY

THE KEYS TO IMPROVING YOUR BODY POSITIVITY

By MARIA DIGIUSEPPE As we get older, our shapes and sizes can change and no matter how long you’re working out or how fit you are, it may be difficult to accept the change or maintain a positive body image. A positive body image can impact your life in many ways,...

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5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A GROWTH MINDSET

5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A GROWTH MINDSET

By DARLENE MARSHALL Why is it that some people, regardless of the industry they work in, the challenges they face, or their stage in life seem to remain optimistic and solution-focused? They take feedback well, roll with challenges, and make great teammates.If it...

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THE BEST FITNESS TOOLS & APPAREL TO LEVEL UP YOUR FITNESS

THE BEST FITNESS TOOLS & APPAREL TO LEVEL UP YOUR FITNESS

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI Over the years we’ve seen our technology get more advanced in just about everything. Our phones, TVs, watches, and tablets have all become “smarter.” Even our fitness equipment is getting “smart” features. Yes, we’ve seen it in bikes, rowers,...

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USING THE NASM OPT™ MODEL FOR WEIGHT LOSS

USING THE NASM OPT™ MODEL FOR WEIGHT LOSS

By RICK RICHEY, MS As seen in our weight loss specialization course, you can effectively utilize the OPT™ model for weight loss clients. Within this article from the Spring 2020 Issue of American Fitness Magazine, you will learn how! Consider a client named Jordan....

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HOW TO PERFORM AN OVERHEAD SQUAT ASSESSMENT (OSA)

HOW TO PERFORM AN OVERHEAD SQUAT ASSESSMENT (OSA)

As a CPT, in order to develop a solid program for clients, you must first take them through a complete assessment battery.  The information you collect from initial consulations, flexibility, strength, performance, postural and cardiovascular testing of clients will...

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