spotlight Muscles

Postural and Phasic Muscles: Differences in Function

Dianne Woodruff 0
Postural and phasic muscle theory and its application takes a global view of body and joint movement. It’s about function, how the body is designed to perform and how to improve that function by working within the body’s design. If we understand ...
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Women's Fitness

Training the Female Client: Key Considerations for Programming

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Apart from the more obvious gender differences like pregnancy and some aging-related conditions (e.g., osteoporosis, menopausal changes), how much thought is generally given to the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women when ...
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Q & A Nutrition

7 Questions All Nutrition Coaches Need To Know How to Answer

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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With fad diets flooding the marketplace, obesity and heart disease numbers rapidly increasing, and more confusing food choices than ever before, Nutrition Coaches are in particularly high demand. This is an exciting, rewarding career for people who love ...
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stress Training Benefits spotlight

5 Ways to Enhance your Healthspan

Sam Arnold
Sam Arnold
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Throughout the pandemic, you have likely spent more time at home by yourself than you ever expected or wanted to. You almost certainly have needed a lift at one time or another. Given all the discussion of precautions, illness, and death, you may have ...
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Fitness exercise science

The Biomechanics of the Lat Pulldown: Grips and Form

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 lat pulldown is one of the most popular exercises used to strengthen the muscles of the back. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the lat pulldown exercise including movement requirements, joint actions, and involved musculature.
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spotlight 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 spotlight

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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Corrective Exercise Squats exercise science

Biomechanics of the Squat: A Deep Dive Into The Exercise Science

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.
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spotlight 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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Certified Personal Trainer 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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