DTS Fitness Education Blog

It’s all about the tip of the tongue with Jennifer and Thayne Bluntson
Key Takeaways: Big 3. Nasal breathing, swallowing and oral posture for better breathing. Tongue position and its effect on training.
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Breathing awareness and finding calm through anxiety with Rob Wilson
Key Takeaways: 1. Self-regulation through diaphragmatic breathing. Create an efficient breathing protocol to make breathing efficient to the body.2. Improve carbon
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Improve athletic performance and sleep through nasal breathing with Patrick McKeown
Key Takeaways: 1. Nasal versus mouth breathing. Learning how to nasal breath is important to daily performance and health2. Benefits of
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Time and exercises to heal the body through proper assessments and protocols with Dr. Ken Kinakin
Key Takeaways: 1. Muscle, nervous system, joint or biochemical? Where is the pain coming from?**2. Healing and the power of time.
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Strengthen the body to decrease chronic low back pain with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Key Takeaways: 1. Surgery isn’t for everyone. Build your muscles to create a functional body2. Exercise. The magic pill to get the
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Assessing low back pain helps create a specific game plan with Joel Proskewitz
Key Takeaways: 1. Assessments take time. When looking for proper treatment, proper assessment of the issue takes time.2. Every spine needs
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Focusing on the process and creating consistency for a lean body with Marc Bubbs
Key Takeaways: Calories in, calories out. How much weight loss is too much, too soon? Focus on the process, not the
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Genes, chronotyping and creating a sustainable lifestyle towards getting lean with Kyle Riley
Key Takeaways: 1. Individualization. Making sure programming is chosen and developed based on each client for their success2. Epigenetics. Determining a client’s
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Sleep, stress and creating sustainable behaviour with sleep expert Ben Pratt
Key Takeaways: 1. Sleep. Often underrated but one of the keys in dialling in behaviour change2. Stress and hormones. Why chronic stress
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The Psychology of Building a Habit and How to Get Lean with Dr. John Berardi
Key Takeaways: 1. Work on mindset. The client has to be willing to change his or her behaviour patterns to be
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Curiosity Kills Average
We often come across people who are feeling stuck in their job and life. Everything feels average, their life, their
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The Best Exercises and Workouts for Complete Beginners
Every trainer will get clients who are totally new to strength training. Here’s how to get them started right, keep
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11 Simple Ways to Become a Better Teacher
Trainers are more educated than ever before. But all that knowledge means squat if you don’t know how to teach.
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The Best Advice For Low Back Pain
Three questions and two spine health tips every fitpro needs to know. An astounding 80% of Canadians will experience back
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Set Point or Settling Point?
A long standing theory in the diet and exercise world is the concept of a “set point”. The physiological “set
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Decoding the Deadlift
Hip hinge, rack pull, block pull, Romanian, stiff-legged, straight-legged, deficit, hack lift, hex bar, trap bar, snatch grip, isometric deadlift,
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Optimizing Glute Training: An Ideal Training Frequency?
Whether you train competitors, athletes, or gym goers, you’re sure to be asked the best way to develop good glutes.
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Growth Mindset – Your #1 Strategy for Personal Prosperity
When it comes to achieving your goals, the way you think can be your biggest asset or your worst quality. Whether you’re
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SLEEP: The Best Medicine For Both Body And Mind
How much sleep do you actually need? What time should you go to bed? What time should you wake up?
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Are Personal Trainers Becoming Relics of the Past?
If “Personal Trainer” is now outdated, are the best of our industry becoming “Personal Health Coaches”? Find out what this
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How Effective Are You As a Personal Trainer?
When it comes to cueing exercise, we see the same error so often that we have given a name to
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Should Your Knees Go Beyond Your Toes When You Squat?
The simple answer is your knees should go where they naturally want to go. The key caveat being they should
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How to Evaluate a Hypertrophy Program Based on Muscle Damage
More isn’t always better when programming for hypertrophy. Here’s exactly how to prescribe muscle damage on an individual level to
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How Changing Your Mindset Can Help You Get The Body You Want
When it comes to shedding pounds/getting into shape, the way you think can be your best asset (or your biggest setback). Whether
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