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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Nutrition

Foods to Help with Muscle Cramps

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Are you ever in the middle of a workout and then BOOM… it hits you? Your muscle is locked up, the pain sets in, and you need to take a bit of a breather to handle the discomfort. I think all of us at one point in time have experienced this phenomenon, ...
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Women's Fitness

The Keys to Improving Your Body Positivity

Maria DiGiuseppe |
As we get older, our shapes and sizes can change and no matter how long you’re working out or how fit you are, it may be difficult to accept the change or maintain a positive body image. A positive body image can impact your life in many ways, making it ...
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Behavior Change

5 Tips for Building a Growth Mindset

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Why is it that some people, regardless of the industry they work in, the challenges they face, or their stage in life seem to remain optimistic and solution-focused? They take feedback well, roll with challenges, and make great teammates.
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stretching

Dynamic Stretching Demonstrated: Workouts, Exercises, And Examples

Chris Frederick |
In a previous blog that compared static vs dynamic stretching, the NASM OPT model delineates what type of stretching is used at specific levels of training clients. This is especially important to know if you're a Stretching and Flexibility Coach.
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Workout Plans

8 of The Best Squat Alternatives for Stronger Legs

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
You’ve looked up different fitness routines for stronger legs, but every single one includes squats. Maybe you’re feeling a little burned out on squats, or you just want to add some variety to your workout routine.
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CPT Assessments

How to Perform an Overhead Squat Assessment (OHSA)

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
As a CPT, in order to develop a solid program for clients, you must first take them through a complete assessment battery.  The information you collect from initial consulations, flexibility, strength, performance, postural and cardiovascular testing of ...
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