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NASM's Optimum Performance Training

Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS
Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS
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New clients, or even those that you’ve been working with for some time, can all benefit from focusing some of their training on stabilization work. Without a strong structural base to move from, how can we continue to build upon our foundation or safely ...
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Heart of the Matter: Fit or Not

Nino Magaddino 0
Fit or not, pay attention to the warning signs your heart is giving you. Your life depends on it. Even as "fit" fitness professionals, we are not immune to heart disease. Here's how this NASM Master Trainer found out.
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Correcting Upper Crossed Syndrome

Ken Miller, MS, NASM Master Instructor, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, GFS 0
If you’re like the millions of people who use electronic tools such as a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desk computer, you’ve probably spent hours upon hours looking at the screen with your head jutted forward. Other situations that might have you holding ...
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Restore Your Core: Progressive Exercises for Post-Pregnancy

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
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As a Pilates instructor, I’ve worked with many women who wanted to regain strength and muscle tone after pregnancy. Some of them complained about abdominal pressure, pain or weakness even years after giving birth. Others returned to class with their ...
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Red Wine: Is it Good for Your Heart?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Valentine’s Day is here and many of us may be celebrating with a glass or two of red wine. But is red wine healthy for our bodies? Many speculate red wine can help prevent heart disease and other chronic diseases; is this true? Let’s take a closer look ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Understanding Pathologies, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Personal trainers work with an array of clientele and chances are they will be training someone that has been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. This episode does not discuss training these populations, but it explains these pathologies ...
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Heart-Healthy Diets

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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The leading cause of death in the United States, and the rest of the world, is heart disease (1). While there is some genetic risk for developing heart disease, much of the risk is due to lifestyle, which means you can actively manage a lot of your risk ...
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Smart Moves for Strong Shoulders

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. With so much of life happening at the front of the body (driving a car, typing on a computer and even doing many exercises, such as pushup and bench press), a lot of people have ...
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Creative Interim Programming Solutions

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Are you planning to renovate the flooring in your group fitness classroom? Or perhaps you need to complete a construction project at your yoga studio in the near future? If so, ...
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Methods for Training Athletes: Build on Strengths & Bring Up Weaknesses

Sam Arnold
Sam Arnold
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WHY SHOULD ATHLETES TRUST THEIR PERSONAL TRAINER? Working with an athlete to achieve on-field success can be one of the most intimidating and complicated tasks for a young trainer to master. There are so many training methods available that “analysis ...
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