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June 17, 2015 / Category: Fitness Advisor

The popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) has been on the rise for years. According to ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), HIIT involves repeated bouts of high intensity work followed by varied lower intense recovery times. The intense work periods are typically performed at or above 80% of the theoretical max heart rate, which should feel “hard or very hard” for the exerciser. And it varies in length from as short as 10 seconds to several minutes long. Recovery periods are usually performed at 40 to 50% estimated max HR, which should feel “very comfortable” to the individual and last the same length, less or more than the intense periods.

Deborah McConnell
 

June 14, 2015 / Category: Hammer Strength

Hammer Strength, a Life Fitness performance brand of strength equipment, and the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association (NBSCA) have named Keke Lyles of the Golden State Warriors the 7th annual NBSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year.

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June 04, 2015 / Category: Fitness Advisor

original.jpgThe 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch program is now open for nominees.

Do you wonder if you – or your favorite personal trainer – has what it takes to compete against the world’s top trainers and earn global recognition?

Cristiano Parente