Fitness Training Benefits

Implementing Safe and Effective Training Methods

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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The Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model is a planned, systematic, periodized training system. It is designed to concomitantly improve all functional abilities including flexibility, core strength, muscular endurance, neuromuscular control, and ...
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CES CPT

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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Nutrition

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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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

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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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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Nutrition

Protein Quality and Quantity Considerations

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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CPT Fitness Sports Performance 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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Fitness Weight Loss Nutrition

Mindless to Mindful Eating for Weight Loss

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Do your nutrient clients eat mindlessly? From our underlying clean plate mentality, to dietary danger zones, to chicken wings, storage containers and taller glasses, help them discover strategies to incorporate mindful tactics to overcome barriers to ...
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