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HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE COACH

By Lauren Killey For many personal trainers and members of the fitness industry, life has completely changed. Due to our current world, gyms have closed, careers have been drastically impacted and the industry has had to suddenly shift to an online space, to survive. Many have been left without a job, and without direction, unsure […]
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The Best Training System for Your Psychological Profile

By Stefan Ianev Since as far back as 2005 I learned from one of my great mentors Charles Poliquin that some people respond best to volume, some people respond best to intensity, and others respond best to variety.  This is something that has continued to intrigue me since, because as I coach I want to […]
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LOADING SCHEMES

By Stefan Ianev While there are many sets and reps schemes for different goals, they can all be categorized into 4 main categories.  One you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type of loading scheme, you will have a better understanding and appreciation of how and when to program them in, and it will […]
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HYPERTROPHY VS FAT LOSS TRAINING

By Stefan Ianev When it comes to resistance training for fat loss there are typically 3 schools of thought.  The first school of thought dates back to the golden era of bodybuilding where Arnold and his peers would increase the volume and frequency of their training in the months before a competition.   Because at that […]
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MICROBIOME AND HOW TO IMPROVE GUT HEALTH

By Stefan Ianev In part 1 of this article we talked about the importance of hydrochloric acids as a first line of intervention for promoting good gut health.  Once food passes through the stomach, the small intestine is the next major stage of digestion where most of the absorption of nutrients and minerals takes place. […]
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CLIENT’S GUT HEALTH PT.1

By Stefan Ianev Gut health is a hot topic these days. Although this is a complicated area and it is beyond the scope of a personal trainer or fitness professional to diagnose or treat clients with serious digestive or gut issues, it is still important to understand the basics of how the digestive system works, […]
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THE IMPACT OF ALCOHOL ON YOUR HEALTH

By Stefan Ianev The consumption of alcohol plays an important social role in many cultures around the globe. Unfortunately, heavy alcohol consumption has also been linked to increased total and central adiposity or fat storage (1,2).  At nearly 7 calories per gram, alcohol is the second most energy dense macronutrient after dietary fats. Additionally, most […]
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5 Steps for Strengthening Your Immune System

By Stefan Ianev By now you have probably been bombarded with tips on how you can boost or supercharge your immune system from every direction. While there is no magic pill or quick fix that can boost or supercharge your immune system overnight, there are proven lifestyle practices and nutritional habits that can boost your […]
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PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD EXPLAINED

By Stefan Ianev There’s one big question on everyones mind right now; How to progress training from home with limited equipment? Right now, with so many gyms around the world being shut down and everyone locked in their homes due to the Coronavirus epidemic, many people are wondering what they can do from home to […]
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CORONA WORRY KEEPING YOU UP?

By Lauren Killey How do you improve sleep quality and reduce stress during a time of global panic (COVID-19)? With our current world changing, and everyone experiencing a shift into the unknown, we are moving even more from a relaxed (parasympathetic) into a constantly stressed (sympathetic) state. Our mind and body will respond to the […]
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TO DIET OR NOT TO DIET!

By Lauren Killey In a world which has seemingly changed overnight, we are now faced with no gyms, limitations in training and social distancing which has taken a lot of us away from trainers and group classes. We are able to coach, support and educate in the online space; but adjusting to this ‘new world’ […]
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STEERING A NEW WORLD IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINTY

And just like that the world changed overnight… With the current situation facing the globe with Covid-19 (also referred to as Coronavirus) it is worth looking at things we can do to keep ourselves healthy and free of illness. There are some very simple things we can do to give ourselves the best opportunity to […]
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