Kinsey Mahaffey

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey, MPH, is a Houston-based fitness educator, personal trainer and health coach who developed her commitment to lifelong fitness while playing Division I volleyball. She’s passionate about helping others cultivate a healthy lifestyle and enjoys educating other fitness professionals who share this vision. She’s a Master Instructor and Master Trainer for NASM.

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CPT spotlight

The Talk Test: An Underrated Fitness Tool for Personal Trainers

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There are endless tech options available when it comes to tracking intensity levels during a workout, but technology sometimes requires a learning curve, and it can be expensive.
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Sports Performance

Dynamic Warmups for Athletes: Exercises for Sports Performance

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you're preparing for an athletic competition or a weekend pick-up game, the way that you prepare your body for training or competition can make or break your performance. While it's tempting to just jump into play after a couple of quick ...
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CPT Muscles

General Adaptation Syndrome in Fitness Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The human body is amazing. It constantly responds to its external environment to overcome and thrive. If you picked up a slightly heavy dumbbell to perform biceps curls, using a weight that you could only perform 6-12 repetitions of and continued to do ...
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Workout Plans

Kettlebell Workout: Try These Exercises for Improved Fitness

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
It's not uncommon to see kettlebells at any gym, studio, or fitness equipment retailer near you. Even though kettlebells have been around for over 1,000 years, they only became popular for the average fitness consumer and personal trainer in the last 20 ...
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Weight Loss

How to Cut Weight Effectively: 8 Tips for Short-Term Weight Loss

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Cutting weight may not be the answer for long-term weight loss goals, but if you’re looking to lose body fat and increase muscle mass for an event that’s 2-4 months away, then doing a cut might be a strategy for you to consider.
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OPT Model

NASM Guide to Pushups (Part 5): Building Maximal Strength and Power with Pushups

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Welcome to part 5 of our push-ups series! If you’ve been following along, then you’ve already read about the importance of form and how to perform a push-up, ways to program and progress the push-up in Phases 1-3 of the OPT Model, and the importance of ...
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CPT OPT Model

NASM Guide to Push-ups (Part 4): Strength and Hypertrophy

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Can pushups build muscle mass and be incorporated into strength training? Yes! In part 3 of this series, we explored different variations of the push-up and how to progress the push-up in Phase 1 of the OPT Model, Stabilization Endurance Training, using ...
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NASM Guide to Push-Ups (Part 3): leveling Up The Push-Up

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In case you missed it, in part 2 of this series, we discussed how to get better at push-ups once you have already nailed form down. 
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Weight Loss

How to Lose Weight Fast: Top 10 Steps for Success

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There are many reasons one might want to lose weight quickly, including (but not limited to): upcoming surgery, doctor’s recommendation, or even for an upcoming event or vacation. As a personal trainer and health coach, I’ve been asked some variation of ...
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Nutrition

12 Foods That Are High in Fiber: Getting Your Daily Requirements the Easy Way

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You have likely seen food labels that say, “High in fiber!” These types of advertisements seem to suggest that something high in fiber must be healthy, but why? Does fiber matter? Am I getting enough of it in my diet? What types of foods have fiber?
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