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Personal Trainer Cheering on Client as She Does Box Jumps
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Strategies to Keep Clients Engaged A common misperception of fitness professionals is that we are merely rep counters, meaning that all we do is shuffle clients from one exercise to the next. Nothing could be further from the truth! The reality is that NASM Certified Personal Trainers have the skills

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Client Exercising with Personal Trainer at Gym
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I recently visited my optometrist for an annual exam. He has a pleasant bedside manner and happens to be among the 40% of the U.S. adult population who are obese. As I stepped into his office, I noticed he looked different but couldn’t quite pinpoint how – maybe it was

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NASM CPT Podcast. Ep 21
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The human body consists of primarily two types of muscle fibers: type I and type II. Type II fibers have two subcategories: IIa and IIx. These fibers have different characteristics, capacities, and traits: Fast vs. Slow contractile speeds Aerobic vs. anaerobic High vs low mitochondrial density Color variations Etc. With

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NASM-CPT Podcast Ep. 20: Stabilization Endurance Training
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This episode discusses the Stabilization Endurance Training phase of the OPT™ Model. In this session, there is a discussion about all the components leading up to resistance training which include: Flexibility (SMR and static stretching) Core Balance Reactive training SAQ Rick Richey answers questions such as: “Why does NASM suggest

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Personal Trainer Taking Photo of Client
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. After “James” earned his exercise physiology degree, he was eager to get certified as a personal trainer and begin his career. A college athlete, he had dreams of putting clients through rigorous programs that yielded results, and he envisioned

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