Muscles

What is Muscle Action? Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Muscles

Mel Siff 0
The process of muscle contraction is central to all fitness, strength and sports training, yet there are many aspects of this apparently well-known phenomenon that are not adequately understood even at a more popular level.
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CPT

Low Blood Pressure and Exercise: What to Look Out For

Stephen Holt 0
If you have low blood pressure, or you are a personal trainer who is training clients with hypotension, this content is for you!  Consider also checking out the NASM personal training course online today and prepare yourself for many more specific ...
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CES exercise science

The Muscles Used in Squats - Squat Biomechanics Explained

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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The squat is arguably the most popular exercise used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, and for good reason. There is ample evidence describing its use for improving lower body muscular endurance, strength, muscle size, and power. Squats are even ...
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Muscles

Seated vs. Prone Leg Curl: Which Muscles Are Activated?

Brandon Mentore 0
To truly get the most out of your workouts, you must know which muscles are worked and activated when you use certain machines. For the Seated Leg Curl and Prone Leg Curl, there are differences in hamstring muscle recruitment. 
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CPT NASM CPT Podcast

NASM Podcast: All About The Nervous System

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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On this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey helps you better understand the nervous system. What about the central nervous system helps make you a better trainer? Let Rick map it all out for you. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts including ...
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CES stretching Training Benefits

Foam Roller Exercises: Applying the Technique of Self-Myofascial Release

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
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Try out our free foam rolling course today and learn the importance of foam rolling! Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique ...
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CES

How to Train the External Hip Rotators for Injury Prevention

Pete Holman 0
There are many strategies in the strength and conditioning community for training the hip, among them are: deadlifts, squats, power cleans, lunges, KB swings, hip thrusts, etc. These movements have proven to be an effective way to train the hip in the ...
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Fitness HIIT Main Featured Post

Exploring Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC): 'Burn Baby Burn!'

Geoff Lecovin 0
EPOC is the acronym for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. Many refer to it as the "afterburn." To better understand how EPOC works, let's review the basics of energy systems.
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Fitness Recovery

19 Signs of Overtraining: How to Avoid Excess Fatigue and OTS

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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Are you giving workouts your all but getting less in return—or even backsliding? Does it seem like you’re always battling bronchitis, tendonitis, or another “itis”? Or maybe your usual over-the-top enthusiasm for workouts has faded to “barely there.”
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CPT OPT Model

An Explanation of the New Updates to The OPT™ Model

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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Creating and modifying exercise programs for clients can be complicated because there are many variables to consider, including the client’s goals, tolerance for exercise, and unique physical abilities and medical history. Moreover, there are many ...
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