Fitness

Training in Cold Environments: 5 Tips for Surving Freezing Temps

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Sam Hutchison CES, CPT, NASM-CPT The seasons have changed, and for some of us it means below freezing temperatures and snow on the ground—not the most ideal conditions for exercising and physical activity. Fortunately, you don’t have to limit yourself ...
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Nutrition

Caffeine and Exercise: Benefits for Performance

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Caffeine has become a regular part of our daily diets, found in items such as chocolate, coffee, tea, and soda, even over-the-counter medications, supplements and cosmetics. It stimulates the central nervous system, heart, and musculoskeletal system (1). ...
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CES

Elbow Injuries in Throwing Sports

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
 By Sam Hutchison NASM-CPT, CES, PES "In today’s highly competitive sports environment, elbow injuries are prevalent for overhead throwing athletes (i.e., baseball and football) at all levels of playing. Although this may be as mild as a sore elbow, it ...
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Weight Loss Workout Plans Cardio

Workout Ideas for an Obese Client (Chart)

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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Fitness wellness

Holiday Relaxation Tips for a Less Stressful Holiday Season

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
The holiday season is supposed to be a time for joy, peace, love and caring for one another.  However, stress is often times a big component as people flock to the mall to find the perfect gift, agonize over cooking a perfect holiday meal and worry about ...
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CES Joint Health

Shoulder Pain Prevention

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
Is shoulder pain stopping you from playing your favorite sport or achieving your personal fitness goals?
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CPT

Start Your Career in Personal Training with NASM

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
 By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Employment for personal trainers is expected to continue growing at a faster than average rate compared to other industries.
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Fitness

Physiological Consequences of Extreme Aerobic Activity

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Most people are concerned with not getting enough exercise. But for some individuals the opposite may hold true. Some individuals exercise to extremes and may inadvertently be damaging their body. The old ...
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Training Benefits

Knee strength for females: Look to the hip for answers

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
You can find more information on female-specific training within the Women's Fitness Specialist course. Did you know females are more susceptible to knee pain and injury than males? This is due to a number of reasons including: anatomical differences, ...
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Cardio

Advanced Program Design: Optimizing performance by matching resistance and cardiovascular programs

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Meredith Butulis DPT, MSPT, ACSM HFS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, BBU Pilates Studio Certified, Life Time Academy Instructor Note: This article is for advanced program design and assumes a working knowledge of exercise physiology including energy systems, ...
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