CPT Workout Plans

The Anatomy of a Push-Up: Exploring Proper Push-up Form and Technique

Annie Malaythong 0
A push-up is an exercise you can do anytime, anywhere, but only if you learn the how, what, when, and why of it. Incredibly, this ONE exercise can help you torch calories, build and tone muscle, gain strength, and positively impact your overall fitness, ...
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Workout Plans online personal training

Tips for Working Out at Home: Making At-Home Workouts Work for You

Keridon McMahon
Keridon McMahon
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Navigating a New Normal In 2020, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, people worldwide had to instantaneously pivot from known daily routines and best practices to protect themselves and others. Exercise for the benefit of physical and mental health ...
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CPT Hypertrophy OPT Model

Hypertrophy: Back to the Basics

DeWayne Smith, MS, NASM-CES, PES, CNC 5
Gains don’t happen overnight. It takes your muscles time to respond and adapt to stimuli. Discover the resistance training program variables that will develop the strength gains and growth you or your client may be looking for.
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CPT

How to Conduct a Fitness Consultation: Asking the Right Questions

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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The first initial consultation that I conducted was nerve-racking. As a brand new trainer, I stressed over making sure that I covered all of my bases in gathering the right amount of information during this initial session. It felt like so much ...
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NASM-PES

Strength Training Principles: How to Educate New Clients Effectively

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
1
As trainers and fitness professionals, it is essential to remember that every client and member we work with starts their strength training journey with a different baseline and understanding of strength training principles and best practices. Many ...
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CPT Fitness stretching Recovery

Active Recovery Workouts: What to Do on Your Rest Day

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
1
Recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a decent amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and injury ...
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Fitness COVID-19

5 Tips for Setting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions Despite the Pandemic

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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As we consider setting personal resolutions for 2021, it is crucial to recognize that the goal-setting process and the behaviors are chosen to achieve those goals might look different this year due to the pandemic.
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HIIT Workout Plans

HIIT Workouts: Programming, Exercises, and Benefits

Pete McCall
Pete McCall
1
One of the most common misperceptions that many fitness enthusiasts have about exercise is that it is necessary to spend hours working hard and sweating buckets to get results.
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Sports Performance OPT Model

Plyometrics: Developing Power in Everyday Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI 0
Power is the ability to produce large amounts of force quickly. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? Or who want to increase their explosive strength?
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Recovery

4 Negative Side Effects of Inadequate Sleep and How to Sleep Properly

Pete McCall
Pete McCall
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No one is born knowing how to exercise. It is a subject that must be studied and understood correctly to do it properly. Earning the Certified Personal Trainer credential from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) means that you can design ...
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