Undulating Periodization for Strength and Performance

Written by Stefan Ianev (Clean Health Research & Development Specialist) Undulating periodization was popularized by famed strength coach Charles Poliquin who used it with great success in producing world record holders across multiple sports.  The undulating model aims to overcome some of the limitations associated with traditional linear periodization. The main limitations with linear periodization […]

The ‘Happy Hormone’ & Its Effect on Your Client

Written by Kim Leggett (Clean Health Online Master Coach) When you feel happy, relaxed and confident- the neurotransmitter SEROTONIN is responsible! Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being and happiness. This hormone impacts your entire body. It enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with each other.  Serotonin also […]

How Technology Will Maximize Your Clients Results and Grow Your Coaching Business Part.2

Written by Clean Health Research & Development Specialist, Stefan Ianev In part 1 of this blog, we looked at the events that led to the creation of the iNutrition Pro (iNP) software. This nutrition platform is now used by some of the top coaches around the globe to create structured and individualized dietary plans for their clients…and all in minutes!   Looking ahead, the next big […]

3 Hacks You Can Implement Immediately to Boost Your Fitness Business Profits

Written by Clean Health Master Coach & Assessor Manny Laris Are you a fitness professional or nutrition coach who is tired of trading hours for dollars? There’s a limit to your sanity, right? It’s time to buy back your own time! Let’s look at how you can change all that.  3 Ways to Boost Your Fitness Business Profits  1. Get your SEM right  SEM stands […]

Hypertrophy Mechanisms: Part 2

Written by Stefan Ianev (Clean Health Research & Development Specialist) In part 1 of this article we made an argument for why muscle damage and metabolic stress don’t contribute to hypertrophy, and why mechanical tension is the only direct driver of muscle hypertrophy.  The mechanically induced conformational change of individual muscle fibers may directly activate […]

Encouraging Non-scale Goals for Fitness Clients

Written By Clean Health Online Master Coach, Kim Leggett Where has the year gone? We’re already 2 months into a new year – a time in which weight loss goals are at the forefront of many people’s minds (especially our clients!).  Although weight loss is a great goal for many who look to us for […]

How to Master the Business of Transformations and Get More Clients

Written By Clean Health Master Coach & Assessor Manny Laris No matter how passionate you are about helping people, if you do not master this, you will miss out on a long and rewarding career in fitness.   Now, let’s talk about how to master your business of transformations. 1. Get results Might sound obvious, right? Well, you would be surprised by how […]

What To Do When Your Comp Prep Client Slips Up

Written by Clean Health Fitness Institute Competition prep can be a hard process. You have to be so focused, following the plan 110% over a long period of time. By long, we mean LONG. Some competitors will be ‘in prep’ for 20+ weeks. And over such a long period of time, things won’t always go […]

Explaining Macro, Meso & Microcycles

Macro, Meso and Micro Cycles – what are they? Although the terms sound slightly confusing, they are actually quite straightforward concepts. Before we get into what each term means it is important to note that coaches rarely use these terms in practice; instead the approaches are applied when it comes to programming and periodization. To […]


Written by Clean Health Online Master Coach Kim Leggett If you’ve been through a diet, which chances are you have at some point in your life, you will have encountered some muscle loss and negative metabolic adaptations. After all, you’ve spent a prolonged period of time in a caloric deficit. This doesn’t sound very good, […]