CPT spotlight OPT Model

Phase 4 of the OPT™ Model: Maximal Strength Training:

Jace Fuchs |
The Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model is a proven training system for CPTs that can help any client reach any goal safely and effectively. It is a system based on human movement science and integrated training principles and validated in research ...
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spotlight OPT Model

Phase 3 of the OPT™ Model Explained: Muscular Development

Jace Fuchs |
Moving along in our discussion of the different phases of the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model, next, we have Phase 3 Muscular Development Training. Phase 3 is the second phase of the Strength Level of the OPT model. As a quick reminder, the OPT ...
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wellness

Gym Anxiety Tips: How You Can Overcome ‘Gymtimidation’ and Start Working Out

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Just thinking about going to the gym might make your heart race and sweat glands activate, but not in anticipation of the heart-pumping workout ahead of you. Instead, it may be feelings of stress and anxiety holding you back from going all-in with a ...
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spotlight OPT Model

An Explanation of The 2nd Phase of the OPT™ Model

Jace Fuchs |
Continuing our discussion of the different phases of training from the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model, next, we will be covering Phase 2 of the OPT Model titled Strength Endurance Training. This phase acts as a bridge between our focus on ...
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CPT spotlight exercise science

Isometric Exercises: Examples, Benefits, and Applications

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
As explained in the NASM-CPT 7 course, there are several types of muscle actions  which are utilized to produce human movement; however, when most people think of exercise, they likely picture isotonic muscle actions. Isotonic muscle actions move a ...
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CPT NASM CPT Podcast

How to Pass the NASM-CPT Exam: 10 Steps for Success

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey concludes his journey through the CPT 7 product with an episode focused on understanding the requirements necessary for success. Topics include what you’ll need for your registration, the overall agenda for the test ...
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stretching spotlight

What is Pelvic Tilt & How Do You Fix it?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you’ve worked out with a personal trainer or in a group fitness class, you may have heard the term ‘pelvic tilt’. A fitness professional may have even told you that you have a pelvic tilt, but what does that mean?
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NASM CPT Podcast

NASM-CPT Podcast: CPT Success Tips from Clean Health Fitness

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
  NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey goes across the globe for this special edition of the “NASM-CPT Podcast.”   Rick, along with featured guest Daine McDonald, Founder of Clean Health Fitness Institute in Alexandria, Australia discusses the extensive ...
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Podcast Strong Mind Strong Body

Strong Mind. Strong Body: The Psychology of Self-Defense

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
  There’s so much we can learn from the world of martial arts about the psychology of self-defense, from posture and communication, to fear and humility.
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Podcast

Fitness and Wellness Class: Eating Disorders in Fitness: What Fitness Professionals Need to Know

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
  As a fitness professional, you have probably met (or seen) individuals who have endured disordered eating at one time or another. This can be a difficult thing to overcome.
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