By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM CPT Introduction Over the last 10-plus years, there probably has not been a supplement more popular or one researched more often than creatine monohydrate. Creatine has found its place among bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes looking for improvements in strength, muscle hypertrophy,
By: Brian Sutton MS, MA, CES, PES, NASM-CPT Introduction The combative sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has gained a great deal of popularity on both a national and international scale, particularly with the emergence of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows athletes to
Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus lateralis overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test?
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Q: Why is the tensor fascia latae and vastus lateralis overactive if a client’s knees cave inward during the Overhead Squat test? I receive this question quite a bit from the NASM trainers. I hope this helps explain some of the rationale.
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Introduction The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chronic diseases were responsible for five of the six leading causes of death in the United States in 2006 (1). Not surprisingly, chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability,
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Below are some of my favorite resources (in addition to certification texts) that have helped shape my career as a health and fitness professional.