45-Degree Rows: The Missing, Triple-Duty Shoulder Exercise
It’s no secret that a variety of exercises are needed to effectively train your shoulders. That said, research has shown the 45-Degree Row exercise created levels of muscle activation in the lateral delts that was comparable dumbbell bent arm lateral raises, while...read more
MAPS – Mobility + Activation Paired Sets Course
This course represents the Performance U training system for increasing Joint Mobility and Improving movement control. You’ll Discover: – The simple and safe method we use in the Performance U system for joint mobility and movement control. – How to...read more
Warm Up Progressions Course
Go way beyond your “Average” Warm Up – This course takes you step by step through the Performance U Dynamic Warm Up System, used to help clients and athletes ensure optimal performance before they train or compete. Each course section displays over 30...read more
Secrets of Single Leg Training Course
This course set represents the most comprehensive resource on Single Leg Training and Coaching Strategies ever assembled! Join me as I take you far beyond basic bulgarian split squats, single leg squats & deadlifts, and reveal the single leg training secrets...read more
Strength Training for Fat Loss & Conditioning Course
This course is the most comprehensive collection of metabolic strength training combinations, complexes and circuits ever assembled – With over 100 metabolic protocols using Barbells, Dumbbells, Kettlebells, Medicine Balls, cables & resistance bands, the Landmine,...read more
Conditioning Doesn’t Always Have to Come Last in Workouts
The following in a except taken from the The Ultimate Group Training Manual by Sarah Rippel and Georgette Pann. There are no affiliate links here. With the goals of improving cardiorespiratory function and positive body composition changes, conditioning is another...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
4 Personal Trainer Mindset Missteps For Baby Boomer Fitness
The following are excepts from Not Another Fitness Book: A Memoir. A Manual. A Message for 49 Million Baby Boomers by Steve Head. There are no affiliate links here. Before we get into Steve’s information, I wanted to remind you that, to celebrate my birthday,...read more
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...read more
10 Tips For Writing Better Fitness Articles
Many health and fitness professionals come to me about writing. Either they’re looking for guidance on how to begin writing or they’re after advice on how to improve the quality of the content their writing about. Writing is such a powerful method of contributing to...read more
This course will teach you everything you need to know about becoming a great trainer so you can thrive in the fitness industry.
And, frankly, it’s not just about knowing a lot of exercises or getting your clients more results. It’s actually more nuanced than that and you’ll see why.
In this 3-part video series you’ll discover:
- What the real job of a personal trainer is
- What separates a great trainer from a not-so-great one
- The difference between an exercise “memorizer” and an exercise “analyzer”
- The 3 different tiers of personal trainers
- The 5 things great trainers NEVER do
And much more!
If your goal is to become a great trainer in order to raise the level of the fitness industry and do better for your clients, then you’ll want to sign up for this free course below!
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There are a ton of resources currently available for trainers to learn how to build programs, but most fall short because they’re usually designed for athletes, powerlifters, or body builders – not the clients that you’re working with 90 percent of the time.
It’s time that personal trainers gain access to a programming system that simplifies the theory and is heavy on practical solutions.
One that can easily take into account a client’s goals, needs, and preferences and deliver killer training sessions each time.
That’s exactly what Practical Program Design Mastery accomplishes and MUCH MORE!
MMA Conditioning Course
This MMA Conditioning online course pulls no punches in equipping you to help MMA athletes of any level prepare for their next fight. In this course, I focus on the art of constructing programs that’ll make your fighters hit harder, be less susceptible to injury, and go into their next fight confident that they’ll outlast their opponent.
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 holiday or traveling. In this course, I explain why you don’t need barbells or dumbbells to build muscle and performance, reveal the best way to use resistance bands, and provide a library of sample workouts and circuits for you to adapt for your own training programs.
That program you’re following—the one you love—may be more harmful than beneficial. Or maybe, with some slight alterations, that program is exactly what you need. That’s why Nick developed Your Workout PERFECTED. It’s a unique and cooperative approach—one that works to improve, not replace, your routine.
Inside, there are 243 exercises and 71 programs to develop your fitness, promote fat loss, improve your function and performance, or work on your physique, including beginner workout programs for those who are just starting and even alternative home or hotel gym workouts and bodyweight workouts. Plus, you’ll learn the following:
• The mistakes you may already be making
• Minor changes to techniques that can produce big results
• Why certain exercises are preferable over others
• Whether men and women should be trained differently
• Exercises to avoid and proven principles to follow
• Combinations and sequences to maximize results
Every weekend warrior has two goals: compete successfully and look great doing it. Enter Building Muscle & Performance: The Program for Strength, Size, and Speed.
Step by step you’ll learn the best exercises for increasing speed, explosiveness, athleticism, and endurance. Push yourself to the limits with strength and power lifts and progressions, power training drills, and cardio conditioning workouts. The results are challenging yet exhilarating. You will discover performance and physique that you never thought possible.
No fads, gimmicks, or miracle claims.
Just science-based programming, sensible strategies, and the results you desire.
• More than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines, and body weight
• Realistic nutrition recommendations for staying healthy, maintaining muscle, and regulating your metabolism
•Step-by-step instructions, photos, and advice for performing and sequencing the most effective fat-loss circuits, combinations, and complexes
•Home, gym, and body-weight-based workouts along with comprehensive programming for losing fat quickly and keeping it off
Whether you’re a beginner looking for a step-by-step guide to fat loss or a seasoned fitness professional looking for new exercises to spice up existing routines, Strength Training for Fat Loss is the safe program that produces results.
• By Faith Bevan (Nick’s Mother)
• As a medical practitioner with over 20 years of experience, and cancer survivor, Faith Bevan provides provide you with some comfort and direction should you or a loved one must deal with cancer or another life changing/threatening illness.
Written in Two Parts complimenting one another:
• Part One: My Journey of Healing Through Cancer to Living Life to The Fullest, chronicles the journey from health to illness, to treatment, to remission. You will share in my fears, the tears, the smiles, the pitfalls and the growth; there is information, introspection and inspiration.
• Part Two: My Tools of Health Through Cancer to Living Life to the Fullest, shares information and tools I found helpful to regain my life. An easy to follow guide on nutrition, meditation, breath work, yoga postures and movement.
An 8-week, no-gym-needed program for increasing muscle and breaking fitness plateaus.
• 15 Different Workout Charts featuring the exact sets and reps you’ll perform for each exercise in each workout.
• 4 DVDs providing step-by-step instruction.
• 2 Versions of this 8-week workout plan: A Home/Gym version and a Hotel Room version.
• A Comprehensive Training Manual (200+ pages)
The True Muscle training plan is a 100% open access hybrid-training program I designed that’ll get you the muscle and the hustle. To bring you this program, I’ve teamed up with New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford, who is also known as one the NFL’s fittest men.
Go here to watch the program intro video, get the full program details along with the videos of the workouts I did with Steve, to learn about the 3-phases of training in this 9-week program, and then start using the program. There’s even a True Muscle nutrition plan.
And, it’s all completely open access.