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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessFitness ProfessionalsNewsletterOPT

I chose the songs based on music I like to listen to and that match the energy of the different parts of the NASM OPT model. Starting with more mellow songs during the warm-up and more up tempo songs during the workout. *SOME SONGS MAY BE EXPLICIT ON THIS WORKOUT

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FitnessLA FitnessOPTTraining Benefits

The Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model is a planned, systematic, periodized training system. It is designed to concomitantly improve all functional abilities including flexibility, core strength, muscular endurance, neuromuscular control, and cardiorespiratory efficiency. The OPT™ model has been extremely successful in helping fitness enthusiasts and athletes reduce body fat, increase

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CESOPTResearch StudySports MedicineTraining Benefits

Exercise progression is key for proper technique. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine used a Wii balance board to assess postural control on post-ACL reconstruction patients and healthy controls. The results showed that although the ACL group had more difficulty when performing a single-leg balance on

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Certified Personal TrainerOPTSports PerformanceTraining Benefits

Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym member. Every activity we perform, whether on the playing field or during

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FitnessOPTQ & A

Q: What’s the best way to motivate a client who’s hit a plateau—no longer losing weight or improving strength or speed? A One off the best tools a trainer has is the ability to listen. First, reevaluate goals—adjust some initial goals and add new (appropriate) challenges based on current assessments. Try to discover what motivates

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