Sports Performance

Sports Performance Testing and Evaluation: The Whole Team Approach

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
As a sports performance professional, conducting a comprehensive fitness evaluation for an athlete can be a complicated process. And it is even more complicated when working with an entire team of athletes. Selecting the appropriate health-risk, ...
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Fitness

5 Fitness Myths-Busted!

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Are your clients held back by their belief in fitness fictions? Here, Brent Brookbush, DPT, PT, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, CSCS, ACSM-H/FS, NASM Master Instructor, and author of Fitness or Fiction: The Truth About Diet and Exercise, gets to the bottom of ...
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Workout Plans NASM

Stand Up and Succeed: Stand Up Paddleboard SUP Workout

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
If you have clients who are interested in stand-up paddleboarding (or just want better balance and strength), this is the workout to try. While it’s true that dry-land training can only get you so far when it comes to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), the ...
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CPT Sports Performance

Understanding The Modified Landing Error Scoring System (Less Test)

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
It is estimated nearly 150,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur annually in the U.S. and approximately 70% of these are noncontact; oftentimes caused by the inability to decelerate, change direction, or land properly from a jump (1,2). ...
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CPT Nutrition

Salty Facts on Sodium

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
The average American consumes 3,436 mg of sodium each day, an amount far in excess of the tolerable upper level (UL*) intake recommended by most health organizations to prevent health concerns like hypertension, a disease attributed to nearly 400,000 ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

Heat: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies for Training in the Heat

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Keeping athletes and clients performing at their peak while also avoiding heat-related illnesses takes preparation and planning. Bodies need time to adapt to the increased physiological demands of training in warm environments. But even with preparation ...
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Workout Plans

Vertical Loading: A Total Body Approach for Vertical Workouts

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Are your clients stuck in a plateau and not continuing to lose weight? Are you experiencing “Program Design Block” (a trainer’s version of “writer’s block”) trying to keep your clients challenged and progressing? Are you or your clients bored with their ...
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Fitness Sports Performance

Determining the Best Rest Periods Between Sets During Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Assigning appropriate rest periods are essential for your clients to perform optimally during their exercise program and minimize injury risk. Unfortunately, rest periods between sets are not a simple black ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

Nutrition and the Endurance Athlete - Eating for Peak Performance

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Dominique Adair, MS, RD Nutritional needs of the endurance athlete are aggressively studied and the days of the pre-marathon pasta dinner have been enhanced by a sophisticated understanding of how nutrients can improve long-duration performance. To ...
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CPT

Using Marine Corps Leadership Principles to Shape a Prosperous Career in Personal Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Miguel A. Juarez For those thinking about life after active duty, I can say with confidence that personal training is an incredible way to use many of your skills for the benefit of yourself and others.
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