Principle-Based Program Design: A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide

The following was peer-reviewed and originally published in the NSCA Personal Trainer Quarterly Journal: Vol 3, Issue 2. Although most resources on program design review the foundational scientific principles of training, they often fail to provide practical strategies that strength and conditioning professionals need in order to apply these principles successfully. To help bridge the …

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The 3 Fitness Personality Types: Identification, Communication and Practical Tips for Personality-specific Personal Training

This following article of mine was edited by Lindsay Vastola for future publication in Personal Fitness Professional magazine. PFP is a totally free, bi-monthly publication that is an absolute must-read for all personal trainers. So, make sure you go here to subscribe – there is no catch – for great articles from top notch fitness …

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Personal Trainers’ Knowledge and Experience: How Closely Are They Related?

The following is a guest article by Dan Jolley. One of the popular topics of debate I see among personal trainers online is the value placed on experience and qualifications. Can we rely on a trainer with decades of experience to be more knowledgeable due to this experience? Or is someone with a degree going …

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Mobility Yoga-Plex: Beginner Modifications and Advanced Progressions

One of the most popular mobility exercises I’ve used for years as a staple in my programming is what I call the Yoga-Plex. That said, not everyone is currently ready or capable of performing the full Yoga-plex in it’s standard or advanced form. So, in this post I’m sharing the beginner modifications I use on …

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New Triceps Skull Crusher Exercise Variation for Constant Tension

Before we get into today’s new triceps skull variation, I want to remind you that you that we just launched my new brand-new monthly programming resource,  Practical Program Design Mastery, which is designed to teach personal trainers how to design effective training programs for real client scenarios. Since I’m dedicated to making good information as …

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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice in Fitness Continuing Education

3 Simple Steps for Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice in Fitness Continuing Education For many years the fitness field has suffered from an epidemic of professionals who, on one side are long in science education and short on practical application, and on other side, who focus on the practical application, but promote pseudoscientific …

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5 Fitness Continuing Education Tips to Save Time, Money and Confusion

Before we get into today’s article, I’m proud to announce that I’ve got two brand new online courses now available: Advanced Bodyweight Training Course This Advanced Bodyweight Training online course caters to your Personal Training clients who can’t (or won’t) train at a gym, or who need to still maintain their exercise regime whilst on …

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Drop-in Boot-campers: 3 Steps to a Safe and Positive Fitness Experience

The following is a guest post by Georgette Pann. Drop-in boot-campers: Every group fitness program or boot camp fitness business gets them from time to time. There’s no time to do a full assessment, but turning them away or dumbing-down their workout too far leaves the newcomer frustrated and can leave a stain on your program’s reputation. In my …

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Strength Training for Fat Loss & Conditioning: Practical Program Design Course – Boston, MA on May 12, 2019

Take Advantage Of This Exclusive, Practical Learning Opportunity That Is Guaranteed To Make You Better Nick Tumminello, 2016 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year and Personal Trainer Hall of Fame Inductee, is hosting an exclusive practical program design course on strength training for fat loss and conditioning in Boston, MA on May 12, 2019 from 9am …

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Rotator Cuff Exercise: A Smarter Way to do Cable External Shoulder Rotations

In keeping with the same theme I established in my book, Your Workout PERFECTED where I show you how to perform common exercises in a smarter way; In this post I’m showing a better way to perform cable (or band) external shoulder rotations. From there, I also explain 1) why I feel there’s value in …

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1-Minute Hip & Cardio-Conditioning Interval Protocol

In this post I’m highlighting an awesome hip and cardio-conditioning interval protocol that takes exactly one minute to complete each round of. I call it the 30/20/10 Band-resisted protocol – you’ll understand why when you watch the video below. For years I’ve being doing protocols like this using a resistance band attached to a waist-belt, as evidenced by …

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The Best Band Hip Thrust Variation You’ve Never Tried

I’m all about being as short and to the point as possible. And, that perfectly defines this post. First off, THIS Sunday I’ll be teaching my last Strength Training for Fat Loss & Conditioning course of 2018  in Brooklyn, New York on November 18th, 2018. Secondly, this video demonstrates the best band hip thrust variation …

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