By: Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Ultra endurance athletes may avoid incorporating resistance training into their program. Explore recent findings and determine if adding resistance training in right for your endurance athletes. It is fairly common for ultra-endurance athletes (i.e., trail runners, Ironman distance triathletes, etc.) to avoid
Are your athletes or clients at risk for exertional rhabdomyolysis? Risk factors include if they are new to exercise, deconditioned, or are exercising in hot and humid conditions, combined with intense physical training. Discover a variety of preventative measures that can be applied to reduce the risk. Introduction Exertional rhabdomyolysis
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.