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February 2016

Why and how to develop the anaerobic energy system for maximum performance

Monday, February 29, 2016
Mike Moon, CFSC, CSCS

Whether we’re talking about performance in the gym, athletic performance, or everyday activity, your physiological capacity will determine how long and how intense you can complete an event.  Whenever I refer to an energy system of the body, I am talking about a series of chemical reactions between your muscles, heart, and lungs that provide you with energy to complete an activity and your ability to recover and recycle energy for repeated bouts of activity.  Though all three energy systems of the body are always active, both intensity and duration of an activity dictate the extent to which each produces energy.  

Is a "Strength Coach" a "Personal Trainer"?

Monday, February 1, 2016
Heather D’Errico, MA, CFSC, CSCS

Breaking down the different titles of trainers and coaches in the fitness industry.

All too often people come to me with a question regarding an injury and what they should do about it.  When I recommend they see a physical therapist they are usually confused and think that is my job title.   I get mistaken for an athletic trainer or physical therapist regularly and when I tell people I am a strength and conditioning coach they don’t really understand what that is or what the difference is, and when I try to explain that the response is “oh, so you're like a personal trainer then?”.