COVID-19 OPT Model

Return to Gym Plan: How to Tweak the NASM OPT™ Model for Clients

Kinsey Mahaffey 0
COVID-19 forced gym closures, which in turn disrupted sessions for many personal training clients. As a trainer, here are some specific ways the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ model can ease their minds as they gradually resume their routines.
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CPT Training Benefits American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Fall 2020

Muscle Clocks and The Value of Synchronized Training

Amy Ashmore, PhD
Amy Ashmore, PhD
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Many exercisers and athletes prefer to train at the same time every day. They may suggest a variety of reasons for this: That’s when they feel most awake, least hungry, most focused or least stressed.
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CES Corrective Exercise

Prehabilitation Through Corrective Exercise: A Guide for Trainers

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills
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NASM Corrective Exercise Specialists (CES) can provide targeted help to improve their client’s baseline physical health before surgical intervention. The purpose of prehabilitation is to put the client into the best position possible for post-procedure ...
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Welcome to the Future of Fitness

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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  The following is a transcript of the #OptimaOnline Keynote address from Global Fitness and Wellness Solutions President Laurie McCartney. Want to attend the rest of the conference or see everything on demand? Register today at NASMOptima.com. 
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Research Study Corrective Exercise

Rehab Exercises for Masonry Workers [Research Article Review]

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Research Review Effects of Selected Rehabilitative Exercises on External Rotator Muscles and Trapezius Muscles of Masonry Workers Study Author Singh, G. K., Srivastava, S., Kumar, M., & Ratnakar, S. Original Citation Singh, G. K., Srivastava, S., Kumar, ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Staying in Scope with Nutrition

Christopher Mohr, PHD, RD
Christopher Mohr, PHD, RD
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How often do you hear questions like: “How much protein should I have?” “What do you think about intermittent fasting?” “Should I follow the [insert name of current popular diet] to lose weight?” It’s not surprising. Nutrition and fitness certainly can’t ...
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Certified Personal Trainer spotlight Youth Fitness

Family Exercises: 5 Easy Tips to Keep a Family Well

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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We can teeter on using the term "fit" to refer to a family's health and wellbeing, but that can all-too-often encompass a notion that a family's goals are performative. Being WELL is the goal.
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Nutrition spotlight hypertrophy

Recipes for Gaining Muscle (Try These Foods!)

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Gaining muscle is not quite as easy as going to the gym and lifting weights. That is just one part of the equation. In reality, gaining muscle requires two main things: a stimulus for growth and the energy to grow tissue.
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Certified Personal Trainer stress spotlight

The Causes of Stress: A Breakdown of the Physiology [Guide]

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Stress stimulates appetite, it increases abdominal fat, it increases risks for disease and it can even play a role in our intimate relationships. The list could keep going, but what exactly is stress and how is it connected to all these consequences?
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American Fitness Magazine trx American Fitness Magazine Fall 2020 spotlight

The Origins of TRX Training®: Creating a Global Training Brand

Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Shirley Archer, JD, MA
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  Originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. When Randy Hetrick “MacGyvered” the predecessor for today’s TRX® Suspension Trainer™ while serving as a Navy SEAL officer in 1997, he had no idea he was creating an entirely new ...
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