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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10 Exercise Workout for Snowboarders and Skiers

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Help your clients tackle green circles, blue squares, and black diamonds faster—and more safely—with this OPT™-based snow-sport plan.
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If I Knew Then…Three Trainers Share their Experience

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Mike Woelflein Personal training is a growing field—and the growth shows no sign of slowing. All the more reason to get certified online today! In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 13% growth through 2022. That’s a lot of new trainers ...
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Fitness

5 Fitness Myths-Busted!

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Are your clients held back by their belief in fitness fictions? Here, Brent Brookbush, DPT, PT, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, CSCS, ACSM-H/FS, NASM Master Instructor, and author of Fitness or Fiction: The Truth About Diet and Exercise, gets to the bottom of ...
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Stand Up and Succeed: Stand Up Paddleboard SUP Workout

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
If you have clients who are interested in stand-up paddleboarding (or just want better balance and strength), this is the workout to try. While it’s true that dry-land training can only get you so far when it comes to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), the ...
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Workout Plans

Vertical Loading: A Total Body Approach for Vertical Workouts

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Are your clients stuck in a plateau and not continuing to lose weight? Are you experiencing “Program Design Block” (a trainer’s version of “writer’s block”) trying to keep your clients challenged and progressing? Are you or your clients bored with their ...
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Fitness Sports Performance

Determining the Best Rest Periods Between Sets During Training

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Assigning appropriate rest periods are essential for your clients to perform optimally during their exercise program and minimize injury risk. Unfortunately, rest periods between sets are not a simple black ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

Nutrition and the Endurance Athlete - Eating for Peak Performance

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Dominique Adair, MS, RD Nutritional needs of the endurance athlete are aggressively studied and the days of the pre-marathon pasta dinner have been enhanced by a sophisticated understanding of how nutrients can improve long-duration performance. To ...
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Using Marine Corps Leadership Principles to Shape a Prosperous Career in Personal Training

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Miguel A. Juarez For those thinking about life after active duty, I can say with confidence that personal training is an incredible way to use many of your skills for the benefit of yourself and others.
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Weight Loss Nutrition

Low Calorie Diets: Dangers and Considerations

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Dominique Adair, MS, RD The prevalence of adults with overweight or obesity represents an alarming public health challenge. Recent figures from the CDC show the majority of American society has become 'obesogenic,' characterized by environments that ...
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Workout Plans

Say Yes to Yoga! A Complementary Activity for You and Your Personal Training Clients.

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Yoga can offer your current clients added benefits and bring in new faces. Here’s how to get on the path to your own yoga practice.
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