Certified Personal Trainer CES

The Question of Handedness

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
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When performing client assessments, do you ask if they are right or left handed? Handedness is not usually a standard question on assessment forms, but maybe it should be added. Handedness can have a definite impact on posture and the risk for developing ...
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Antioxidants Nutrition Supplements

Antioxidant Supplements

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Sam Hutchison BS, NASM-CPT In today’s culture, antioxidants have become synonymous with healthy living. They can be seen in sports drinks, energy bars and supplements which are marketed to provide better health and function. Antioxidants can also be ...
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gluten Nutrition

Fat-free, Sugar-free, and now Gluten-free?

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
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Are your nutrition clients going gluten-free? This topic is sure to cause some strong opinions and sharing of stories of how a gluten-free diet has changed someone’s life. The goal here is to share some of the details regarding gluten, who really needs ...
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Fitness Training Benefits

Body & Soul: A More Spiritual Approach to Fitness

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Sari Harrar As fitness professionals, we know how to assess and help our clients physically. We often guide them nutritionally. And we even have motivational tools to help them mentally. But could there be a key ingredient we’re not calling into play? ...
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Fitness Sports Performance

Plyometrics: Developing Power in Everyday Athletes

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Power is the ability to quickly produce large amounts of force. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? Conditioning Coaches who want to give their athletes some added explosiveness? What about clients ...
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Fitness

Fitness. How much activity is enough?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Stacey Penney NASM-CES, PES, FNS Before we can begin to answer the question of how much activity is enough, we need to consider what fitness means. Fitness is synonymous with health, our physical condition and even our ability to complete the tasks ...
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Hydration Nutrition

Monitoring Hydration Levels

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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With the hot weather upon us in the northern hemisphere, this marks a time for many to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, but caution should always be exercised given the potential risks for dehydration.  Fluid is perhaps the most important, but ...
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Certified Personal Trainer CES

Obstacle Course Races Increase in Popularity, Athletes Thirst for Higher Level of Competition

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Athletes of all fitness levels and backgrounds are challenging themselves, in droves, to the hottest fitness trend – obstacle course races. Races like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash – two of the most recognized competitive adventure-style obstacles – have ...
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Nutrition protein

Protein Quality, Quantity and Timing

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Proteins are both a source of interest and controversy amongst athletes and individuals seeking to improve performance and overall health.  Although there is much to discuss with respect to protein and health ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Vegetarian athlete Nutrition

Helping Vegetarian Athletes Get the Nutrients They Need

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Eating red meat at least five times a week increases your risk for colon cancer by 400 % in comparison to eating it less than once a month. Vegetarians have a 24 % lower risk of mortality from heart disease than non-vegetarians. Given these statistics, ...
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