If you missed my first blog post, you can find it here. This post will talk about my second semester, bringing me to my halfway point of grad school. In this semester, I took 3 classes: a continuation of research designs, followed by two advanced physiology courses. Research Designs and Statistics II This class was… Continue reading Mathias Sorenson’s Continuing Education Journey, Part 2
Hi all! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mathias. I am one of the curriculum coordinators for AFNA. Recently I moved to San Francisco to complete my Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. I was also an instructor with AFNA prior to moving north. I just… Continue reading Change Lives. Start with your Own | Mathias Sorenson, Continuing Education Journey
As a trainer, you’ll learn all about the different muscle fiber types and their characteristics. For example, Type 1 fibers are commonly referred to as endurance fibers. Their primary role is to resist fatigue and maintain muscle contraction for long durations of time. Type 1 fibers typically contain more mitochondria and are smaller in diameter… Continue reading How Dissecting a Muscle Fiber Reveals its Type
In a recent article published in 2019, Yonatan Kaplan (DPT, PhD) and (Erik Witvrouw DPT, PHD) highlighted the current literature surrounding ACL reconstruction surgery and the rehabilitation leading up to the athlete’s return to sport. This systematic review examined a medical database and identified nearly 400 articles relating to ACLr and rehabilitation programs to explore… Continue reading Article Review: Returning to Sport After ALC Reconstruction Surgery
The University of Copenhagen, Denmark, published a study last year about their findings on the use of fitness watches. You can find the article here. While the idea of wearing some type of fitness watch has appealed to a variety of consumers, a new study shows there might be greater adverse effects than previously considered.… Continue reading Article Review: Fitness Watches…Are They Actually Useful?
The first week of my graduate school studies has been incredible! The experience of interacting with fellow students and instructors who share the same passion for Kinesiology is indescribable. I’m going to try bring a piece of that experience to you each week as I go over one of the many articles we review. A… Continue reading Article Review: A Dose Response to All-Cause Mortality
Hi all! As we wrap up the quarter once again, I want to congratulate everyone on getting one step closer to graduating and entering the workforce with a career in fitness! I’m sure you know by now, but time flies at AFNA, whether it’s your first or last quarter! The time has come, once again,… Continue reading Farewell, For Now!
Hi All Today’s blog post is irrelevant to exercise science. However, I find that mental illness and suicide continues to be a major issue in the United States. I don’t have a solution. I just have a story, a voice from a stranger, who I was fortunate to meet a few years ago. I’d like… Continue reading 800-273-8255
What’s in Class This Week? A new series called What’s in Class This Week will provide you with an intro to what I’m currently teaching at AFNA! If you see something you like, contact Roger for an invitation to join our class, or schedule a campus tour today! If you’ve already graduated, you are always welcome… Continue reading What’s In Class This Week? (May 13th Edition)
Financial Freedom In my spare time I write blog posts dedicated to helping young adults learn about personal finance. I’m very passionate about personal finance because I feel like our public education does a poor job at teaching us how to manage our money. One of the most challenging aspects of being a Personal Trainer… Continue reading Money Talks: A Resource to Improve Your Financial Literacy