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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.

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One of the most common questions I get after a workshop is “how do you remember the names of all those muscles?” So, today we discuss anatomical words for muscles and from where they are derived. It’s important to learn the language of your profession and it’s simpler than you

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessOPT

Your body is apt at dealing with stress and will make adjustments as needed to cope. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) allows us to look at the introduction of stress to our system and a spectrum of our body’s ability to deal with it. The levels of the GAS principle are:

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessFitness Professionals

Vu Nguyen was strong and fit. He didn’t drink or smoke. But on a sweltering July day in 2018, the 50-year-old Cleveland police officer collapsed during a 1.5-mile run that was part of a training exercise. He died 4 days later. Medical authorities blamed rhabdomyolysis, a rare but serious medical

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Certified Personal TrainerFitnessOPT

The OPT Model™, or Optimum Performance Training Model, is a fitness training system developed by NASM. The OPT Model is based on scientific evidence and principles that progresses an individual through five training phases: stabilization endurance, strength endurance, hypertrophy, maximal strength and power. In the inaugural episode of the NASM-CPT

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Certified Personal TrainerFitness Professionals

Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer who’s making a difference in their community. For July, we found fireworks in Diane Shaughnessy’s story. She’s an NASM-CPT, FNS, WLS who started her incredible fitness career at 68 years of age. National Academy of Sports Medicine

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