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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Research Study Nutrition

Dark Chocolate Nutrition Facts: The Delicious Truth About Dark Chocolate

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By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Have you ever wondered if dark chocolate is actually heart healthy? According to many news reports, dark chocolate appears to have many properties to help combat heart disease (1). Can this actually be true or ...
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Workout Plans

Mixed Phase Winter Sports Circuit

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Incorporate the Rush of Winter Sports into Client Workouts How can you translate the excitement and appeal of winter sports into your client’s workouts? How about incorporating winter sports training moves into a themed circuit using a mixed phase ...
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Sports Performance

Train Like an Elite Winter Athlete

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By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES The first Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC on the plains of Olympia (1). This year some of the world’s greatest athletes will gather to compete for winter gold. While much has changed since the ancient ...
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Fitness

Training in Cold Environments: 5 Tips for Surving Freezing Temps

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Sam Hutchison CES, CPT, NASM-CPT The seasons have changed, and for some of us it means below freezing temperatures and snow on the ground—not the most ideal conditions for exercising and physical activity. Fortunately, you don’t have to limit yourself ...
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CES

Elbow Injuries in Throwing Sports

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 By Sam Hutchison NASM-CPT, CES, PES "In today’s highly competitive sports environment, elbow injuries are prevalent for overhead throwing athletes (i.e., baseball and football) at all levels of playing. Although this may be as mild as a sore elbow, it ...
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Weight Loss Workout Plans Cardio

Workout Ideas for an Obese Client (Chart)

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CPT

Start Your Career in Personal Training with NASM

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
 By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Employment for personal trainers is expected to continue growing at a faster than average rate compared to other industries.
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Fitness

Physiological Consequences of Extreme Aerobic Activity

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Most people are concerned with not getting enough exercise. But for some individuals the opposite may hold true. Some individuals exercise to extremes and may inadvertently be damaging their body. The old ...
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Training Benefits

Knee strength for females: Look to the hip for answers

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
You can find more information on female-specific training within the Women's Fitness Specialist course. Did you know females are more susceptible to knee pain and injury than males? This is due to a number of reasons including: anatomical differences, ...
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Cardio

Advanced Program Design: Optimizing performance by matching resistance and cardiovascular programs

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National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Meredith Butulis DPT, MSPT, ACSM HFS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, BBU Pilates Studio Certified, Life Time Academy Instructor Note: This article is for advanced program design and assumes a working knowledge of exercise physiology including energy systems, ...
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