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Category: performance

The Brain, Chronic Pain & Yoga

Claudia Micco, YogaFit Senior Mastertrainer Can an ancient mind-body and exercise practice such as Yoga, that combines movement, meditation and breath control help our clients with chronic pain? Yes, we can find evidence that Yoga can be a helpful tool to cope with the day to day realities of chronic pain. Yoga, not unlike all exercise…

Global Obesity Epidemic: The Crucial Role of Fitness Professionals

Alexis Batrakoulis, PhD(c), MS, CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, RCPT*E; ACSM–EP, CPT, EIM II; ACE-CMES, CHC, CPT; NASM-CES, PES It is well known and evidence-based that epidemic of obesity has grown at an alarming rate among adults and children, both at Asian and worldwide level (1). If we realize the fact that this epidemic is highly associated with…

The Rep Theory

One of the most frequently asked questions in the fitness industry is: “How many repetitions should I perform for any given exercise?” If you are expecting a simple, straight-forward answer, forget it. Bodybuilding great Mike Mentzer was an advocate of performing one to two well-performed sets to failure for a given exercise, and kept his…

The Importance of Knowing your Clients’ Motivations. Part 2 of 2.

By Andrew Telfer International Educator for upcoming NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Course We finished part one’s article by introducing the concept of internal and external motivation in clients.  We discussed how some people are motivated by external (extrinsic) factors like fame, parental expectations or money while others are motivated by internal (intrinsic) factors…

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