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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Your Two Brains: How They Influence Your Health Decisions

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A hypothetical person, we will call him Justin, has a thought: he will wake up at 6:00 a.m. and go to the gym. He closes his eyes to sleep, filled with great intentions to exercise the next day. He even sets his alarm for 5:50 a.m. just in case.  In ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Periodization

Even More Periodization and Programming

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Periodization and programming are not necessarily the same thing. Periodization is the cycles of training that take place. Often, we talk about macro, meso, and micro cycles. In sports, the periodization may include those concepts, but change based on ...
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Introducing NASM-CPT EXAM PREP, available exclusively on the EDGE App

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Getting ready for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Exam? Running out of favors asking your significant other/roommate/relative/friend/all of the above to help you with exam prep? Reached both ends of the Internet searching for study tips and tricks? 
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Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Renee Pickett

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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 November, we spoke with Renee Pickett, a Health and Fitness Motivational Speaker, a STRONG by Zumba Master Trainer, and ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: More on Exercise Programming and Periodization

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National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Periodization and programming are not necessarily the same thing. Periodization is the cycles of training that take place. Often, we talk about macro, meso, and micro cycles. In sports, the periodization may include those concepts, but change based on ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Exercise Programming and Periodization

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This week we look at the differences between periodization, programming, and routines. These are often used interchangeably and should not be. There is a mean of delineating the three and refining not only how we speak to them, but also how we implement ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Live from Optima 2019 Conference

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Host Rick Richey takes the show on the road to answer listener questions live on tape from NASM and AFAA Optima 2019 Conference. 
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Start Your First Personal Training Session with PAR-Q

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The first session with a new client (or as a new trainer) can be daunting. How do you start the session? What do we talk about? Should I refer them to a physician based on certain answers? What assessments should I perform?
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Overactive and Underactive Muscles Part 3: Arms Fall Forward - Elevation - Forward Head

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The finale in this series of short/tight/overactive muscles and lengthened overactive muscles based on the overhead squat assessment! Since the release of our first episode in this series, we have had excellent feedback, including several teachers ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Tyler Mahfet

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Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who’s making a difference in their community. For October, we spoke with Tyler Mahfet, a recently certified CPT. After suffering from anxiety and depression as a ...
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