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National Academy of Sports Medicine

Since 1987 the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been the global leader in delivering evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations to health and fitness professionals. Our products and services are scientifically and clinically proven. They are revered and utilized by leading brands and programs around the world and have launched thousands of successful careers.

NASM CPT Podcast. Ep 21
Certified Personal TrainerFitness

The human body consists of primarily two types of muscle fibers: type I and type II. Type II fibers have two subcategories: IIa and IIx. These fibers have different characteristics, capacities, and traits: Fast vs. Slow contractile speeds Aerobic vs. anaerobic High vs low mitochondrial density Color variations Etc. With

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NASM-CPT Podcast Ep. 20: Stabilization Endurance Training
Certified Personal TrainerFitness

This episode discusses the Stabilization Endurance Training phase of the OPT™ Model. In this session, there is a discussion about all the components leading up to resistance training which include: Flexibility (SMR and static stretching) Core Balance Reactive training SAQ Rick Richey answers questions such as: “Why does NASM suggest

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Shane Lee
Certified Personal TrainerFitness

Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer who’s making a difference in their community. For January, we spoke with Shane Lee, a race car driver who was recently certified as an NASM personal trainer.  Here’s what Shane had to say about life in the

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NASM-CPT Podcast Ep. 19
Certified Personal TrainerFitness

In this episode, Rick Richey doesn’t just focus on one topic but covers several questions that listeners have submitted over the past few months. Here are a few questions that get addressed during this episode: “Help me better understand the planes of motion?” “If a client shows knee valgus, do

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Ep. 18: Keys to a Successful Training Business
Business of FitnessCertified Personal TrainerFitnessFitness Tips

Some personal trainers have an impressive list of credentials but a small client base, while others aren’t as educated but are always booked. What’s the difference between them? In this episode, Rick Richey discusses how to find the balance between these two types of trainers. Learn what it takes to

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