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Yoga Therapy: The Shoulder Girdle - CEC Course

Yoga Therapy: The Shoulder Girdle - CEC Course

by Suzette O'Byrne

Do you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Explore and experience methods for releasing the tension and tightness that we build up in our shoulder girdle. Learn the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and its connections to the rest of our body, allowing us to feel freedom and lightness in our posture. Discover the openness and stability we can bring to our heart and throat chakras.

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XiT Extreme Interval Training: 2nd Edition

XiT Extreme Interval Training: 2nd Edition

by Helen Vanderburg

Learn partner and small-group interval exercises. Get new ideas and a variety of exercises you can use to challenge your participants. Rev up your boot camp classes and small-group/partner training interval workouts. This course has it all…cardio, strength, power, balance and coordination.

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Women, Weights and Results

Women, Weights and Results

by Scott Josephson, MS, RD

Outstanding results can be obtained through in-depth understanding of female body composition, physiology and hormonal changes that can occur in conjunction with a solid weight-training program. Learn the optimal quantities of protein, fat and carbohydrate intake, combined with various exercise protocols, to make a tremendous difference in your physique! Explore the practical link between physiological and functional needs to create a superb training program for females.

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Women, Metabolism and the Hormonal Highway! Course

Women, Metabolism and the Hormonal Highway! Course

by Scott Josephson, MS, RD

This course discusses the special concerns and questions women have, including peri-menopausal challenges, muscle strength, body composition, metabolism, the hormonal roller coaster and other physiological factors that play an enormous role in training. Explore practical and useful information to guide your female clientele about dietary intake, energy expenditure and exercise for a lifetime.

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Winning Group Strength Program Design

Winning Group Strength Program Design

by Sherri McMillan, MSc

Whether you are new to teaching group exercise or not, this course is a must for anyone who teaches muscle conditioning segments, or even full classes that focus on muscle conditioning. We'll delve into the rationale behind selecting specific exercises and learn how to sequence them for maximum effect. In addition, we'll discuss and practice correct techniques for the most commonly used exercises. Take away numerous exercises that utilize only body weight, exercise tubing and hand weights.

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Whole Foods or Sports Nutrition Products – Hype Vs. Reality

Whole Foods or Sports Nutrition Products – Hype Vs. Reality

by Kim Schwabenbauer, RD

Weekend warrior or seasoned endurance junkie, athletes tend to think specifically designed sports nutrition products are better suited to their activities than traditional whole foods. While both can have a place in their training and racing, certain situations may call for one option over another to provide a better nutritional strategy to meet their requirements. Learn how different types of athletes can use both real food and ergogenic aids, such as bars, gels or drinks appropriately to provide energy and electrolytes during their training sessions and races.

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Where Do I Start? The Trainer's Guide to Exercise Prescription Course

Where Do I Start? The Trainer's Guide to Exercise Prescription Course

by Peter Chiasson

If you are a new trainer, or simply need a refresher course on assigning the right exercises to your clients, this is the course for you. We'll discuss injury prevention through orthopedic assessment by looking at what bones are made of and how they are formed. Learn what gets in the way of motion and how we tend to compensate for limitations in motion. More importantly, we'll examine why the maintenance of muscular availability around a joint is imperative for optimal joint function.

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When a Regression Is Really a Progression Course

When a Regression Is Really a Progression Course

by Anthony Carey, MA

Functional training trends have unleashed a surge in inappropriate applications and exercise progressions. Training variables can be manipulated in both a forward and backward direction to benefit the client. Understanding that we can regress our exercises to allow clients to be successful, will allow us to build a more stable foundation for individual client development. (This course is for personal trainers and group exercise instructors.)

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What's New in the Food Industry Course

What's New in the Food Industry Course

by Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD

Whether it's driven by consumer interest or national guidelines, the food industry is continuously evolving. Products and brands emerge with better-for-you messages and labels on their packages. This course will take a look at the current trends in the food industry, discuss the science that may be driving their promotion, and see how they may (or may not) fit into a healthy diet.

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Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications Course

Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications Course

by Michol Dalcourt

Why do we have a talus? Why is our pelvis an interdependent ring? How do the muscles of our legs move our upper body? Anatomy is subservient to function, and when we understand functioning anatomy, we maximize the efficiency of our body. The secret is to obey the laws of function. In this interactive session, we'll discuss exercise and movement applications that are consistent with the body's design; a 6-step process for choosing the right exercise for the right client; and the "new science" of anatomy and how it is changing the way we train.

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