National Academy of Sports Medicine

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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THE NASM-CPT PODCAST: How to Remember the Names of the Muscles

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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 ...
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Rhabdomyolysis: What Every Fitness Pro Needs to Know

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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.
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Introducing the OPT™ Model

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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, ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Diane Shaughnessy

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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 ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Tim Kaplan

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Arlo Doyle: The Kilted Comeback Kid

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Nutrition

How to Choose the Right Nutrition Certification

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If you’re interested in becoming a Nutrition Coach, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re entering the field at the right time. Nutrition is a hot topic these days – especially in the fitness world. There is such an overwhelming amount of information ...
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Nutrition

NASM introduces Nutrition Certification

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Fitness Personal Trainer Marketing

The Next Fit Thing: Ever Had an Idea for a Fitness Tool?

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Here’s what happens behind the scenes to bring new ideas to market.
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Nutrition

Turmeric: Health Benefits Revealed

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Turmeric continues to make some impressive health headlines. Best known as the spice behind curry, research is showing how it can potentially play a role in weight loss, along with preventing Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and other conditions.
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