Nutrition

Pre-Workout: What Does it Do & Do You Need It?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Many of us are probably far too familiar with that sluggish feeling that sometimes dawns upon us when it's nearing time to hit the gym. In those cases, we are also probably searching for convenient ways to get a quick energy boost to increase our ...
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CES

The 7 Best Exercises to Alleviate Lower Back Pain

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you’ve ever suffered from lower back pain, you know that it can be, well, a pain! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a National Health Interview survey of 31,997 adults in 2019. Their reports showed that 39% of respondents ...
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Sports Performance

Sports Injuries: Their Prevention & Treatment

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is nothing quite like the disappointment of excitedly starting an exercise program, preparing for a new season of your favorite sport, or attempting a personal record (PR) only to find yourself injured and on the sidelines. It can also be very ...
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wellness spotlight

How to Lower Cortisol: 8 Ways to Regulate Cortisol

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Metabolic syndrome, hair loss, insomnia, frequent colds and flu, missed menstrual periods, ulcers, and orthopedic pain are just some of the health problems blamed on excessive stress.
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Podcast

Glute Talk: Sunny Andrews and Andre Adams Talk Glutes

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
One of the most popular (and arguably, most important) muscle groups to train for aesthetics, health, and performance, the gluteals play an integral role during nearly every dynamic movement of the body.
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CPT Sports Performance

Olympic Weightlifting to Enhance Sports Performance

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
This blog was updated on February 23rd, 2022 with contributions made by NASM Master Instructor Kinsey Mahaffey. Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance.
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Sports Performance Nutrition spotlight

Nutrition for Athletes: Gaining an Understanding of Sports Nutrition

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Ever wonder about the various fields you could work in if you were to pursue a nutrition degree or certification? The extent of your options is much larger than you imagined. You could apply to work in hospitals or home care settings, work within the ...
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Sports Performance

Mind Over Matter: Sports Psychology in Motion

Dr. Allison Brager
Dr. Allison Brager |
This subject is of huge importance within the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization.  It's near impossible to ignore the importance of sports psychology during an Olympic year. For the most recent Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the recent Winter ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Attract More Clients as a Nutrition Coach in 8 Steps

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Whether you are a NASM Nutrition Certified Coach or a nutrition professional looking to expand your coaching business, it is important to know how to attract more clients and build a successful coaching business.
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spotlight Cardio

Heart Rate Zone Training: Does It Work or Not?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
From wearable fitness trackers to group fitness classes that use heart rate monitors, it’s not uncommon to be incentivized to train in specific heart rate zones to see the results that you want. Does heart rate training work?
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