Workout Plans

Banded Clamshell Workout

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you haven’t heard of the banded clamshell exercise, it may just become a regular in your warm-up routine once you try it. This simple exercise will help to fire up your glutes so that you’re ready for a run, a lifting session, or to move better during ...
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Fitness spotlight

Calf Workouts: How to Grow the Often-Stubborn Muscle Group

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Anyone who has ever tried to get more muscle definition in their calves knows that it can sometimes be a tough task. Training your calves for muscle growth takes intentional effort, time, and a solid plan. To grow your calves, you want to choose the ...
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Nutrition

Simple Strategies for Managing Sodium Intake

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Sodium intake seems to be somewhat of an issue here in America. Even national dietary guidelines for Americans urge dietary habits that would inevitably decrease total intake such as minimizing intake of processed meats and dairy products (1). Why the ...
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CPT

How Hardgainers Can Add Size and Weight

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is little doubt that human bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Although all humans can stimulate muscle hypertrophy, genetic predisposition most certainly plays a role in how fast an individual gains muscle, how strong they can become, and ...
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Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding Competition Divisions for Men & Women Explained

Andre Adams
Andre Adams |
If you are an active bodybuilding competitor, prep coach, or thinking about getting involved in the sport then this blog is for you! We recently introduced the many divisions in the world of bodybuilding and physique competition in a previous blog, and ...
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CPT

How Much Does a Personal Trainer Cost & Should You Hire One?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
An NASM-Certified Personal Trainer is well-equipped to design an exercise program that will help you reach your health and fitness goals in a safe and efficient manner. Anyone who is considering hiring a personal trainer might wonder: “How much does a ...
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spotlight Bodybuilding

What Does a Bodybuilding Coach Do?

Dr. Guillermo Escalante
Dr. Guillermo Escalante |
It is common knowledge that successful bodybuilders have excellent muscularity, symmetry, proportion, and conditioning. In everyday terms, muscularity is defined as the sheer amount of muscle the athlete carries, symmetry is the balance between one side ...
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spotlight Podcast Bodybuilding

Introduction to NASM's Physique and Bodybuilding Coach program

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
After nearly four years in the making, and one year of development, NASM's Physique and Bodybuilding Coach (NASM-PBC) program is finally here! Join hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts, on this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable” as they talk ...
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Nutrition

7 Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
SUGAR IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL…right? Or is this school of thought somewhat outdated? Sugar… Let’s talk about it! Since it is a very sensitive subject. First, let’s discuss what sugar is. Sugar is a collection of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen units that ...
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CPT

Completing Your First MURPH: How to Safely Achieve an Impressive MURPH Time

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When your workout has a “why” behind it, it can be all the motivation that you need to push yourself to complete it. In CrossFit, the notoriously intense Murph workout has a “why” behind it that has encouraged tens of thousands of people to push ...
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