CPT Fitness Q & A Research Study Muscles

Which exercises target the gluteal muscles while minimizing activation of the tensor fascia lata?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Tightness of the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and weakness in the gluteals is a common muscle imbalance seen in the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. One of the keys in helping to improve this imbalance is to strengthen the gluetal muscles with minimal activity of ...
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CPT Fitness Research Study Women's Fitness

Mirror Gait Retraining for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain in Female Runners

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Altered hip mechanics (hip adduction, contralateral pelvic drop, internal rotation) are often associated with patellofemoral pain in female runners. This study evaluated basic gait retraining techniques using a full-length mirror in female runners with ...
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Sports Performance

The Importance of Reactive/Power Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym ...
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Sports Performance

Speed and Agility Training for Basketball

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Speed and agility training is crucial for basketball players to improve footwork skills as well as improve cardio-respiratory stamina. Speed and agility training is also key in decreasing injury for basketball players. This article will review the ...
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CPT Fitness

Building Rapport With Clients: 10 Tips for a Positive First Impression

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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It’s been said that in the first seven seconds of a customer or client meeting you, they’ll make 11 impressions about you. Make them positive impressions with our 10 quick tips to building positive rapport. A common error made by many health and fitness ...
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Research Study Advice

Top Three Postural Problems Caused by Sitting and How to Fix Them

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By: Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES We’ve all seen the research about the negative impact sitting for extended periods of time has on our health. But most of us have to sit, at least for a portion of our day. Read on to learn ways to address the ...
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NASM-PES Nutrition

Creatine Supplementation: Performance Benefits and Drawbacks

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM CPT Introduction Over the last 10-plus years, there probably has not been a supplement more popular or one researched more often than creatine monohydrate. Creatine has found its place among bodybuilders, fitness ...
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Hypertrophy

Muscular Hypertrophy Strategies for MMA Athletes

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By: Brian Sutton MS, MA, CES, PES, NASM-CPT Introduction The combative sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has gained a great deal of popularity on both a national and international scale, particularly with the emergence of the Ultimate Fighting ...
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CES Sports Performance

Are Your Client’s Golfers? Watch for Low Back Pain

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Injuries in golf occur as they do during participation in any athletic orientated activity. Research indicates injuries in golf relate to functions of age, skill level, and frequency of play. According to ...
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