Workout Plans

Battle Tested: Beginner-Friendly Battle Ropes Workouts

Jesse Grund
Jesse Grund |
Ropes have been an integral part in the advancement of human history, as both a tool and way to amplify human strength. Some historians trace the history of ropes to predating bronze, clay, steel, and iron. While it has existed as a tool implemented in a ...
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wellness

How Does Exercise Affect Purpose?

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Ask 100 different people to define “purpose” and you’ll likely get as many different answers as possible. Purpose is often elusive, both in its definition and our personal sense of purpose. Yet there’s a strong connection between purpose, wellbeing, and ...
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wellness

5 Strategies for Post-Partum Wellness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The postpartum time period is most often associated with the physical recovery from fatigue and the strain of labor and delivery. It is typically defined as the first six weeks after a vaginal delivery or eight weeks after a cesarean one. In addition to ...
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Podcast

NASM All-Stars: Optima 2022 Roundtable

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Never have all six of our incredible NASM Podcast Network hosts appeared on one show together. Until now. Join Wendy Batts, Angie Miller, Darlene Marshall, Marty Miller, Ken Miller, and Rick Richey for this unique, in-depth look into health and fitness, ...
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Weight Loss

Maintaining a Healthy Weight in your 30s

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
The 30s are the decade of life that has its pros. Likely, you are beginning to feel established in a career, are looking at purchasing a home, and enjoy a more comfortable life. However, you have likely noticed that you may feel a little stiffer in the ...
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Women's Fitness

Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Muscles aren’t just for men! Women need muscle too… and ladies, while you may not want muscles as big as men (or maybe you do), I think most women can agree it seems like everything on the market is geared to helping men build muscle, not women!
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Women's Fitness

Powerlifting for Women - Strategies for Lifting Success

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Powerlifting isn’t just “for the boys” anymore, and we couldn’t be more excited. Today, it’s more common to see women throwing around some serious weight in sports like CrossFit or in social media posts on the internet.
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Workout Plans

How To Get Better at Pull-Ups: A Handy Guide

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Back in 5th grade, I remember watching a classmate knock out 13 pull-ups during the President’s Fitness Test. She made it look so effortless that I thought, “This should be easy!” Right? Wrong. I was shocked when I couldn’t even do ONE pull-up. What ...
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Podcast

Medical Reimbursement for Training With MedFit Founder Lisa Dougherty

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, MedFit Founder, Lisa Dougherty. Lisa is the founder of three separate but linked non-for-profit fitness companies. The MedFit Network provides a list of qualified ...
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Recovery

Does Compression Really Help with Performance and Recovery?

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
Improving physical performance is as much about maximizing performance quality as balancing and mitigating injury risks and maximizing recovery to prevent maladaptation in response to accumulated and progressive training loads. There is a lot of research ...
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