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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Fitness Workout Plans

Stability Training For Bodybuilders: Phase 1

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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CES Fitness Assessments

Hip Shift: Fix Compensations With The Overhead Squat Assessment

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
The overhead squat assessment is not limited to just lateral and frontal views. Taking a posterior view can add another dimension to identifying and addressing kinetic chain dysfunction. One of the more surprising observations is an asymmetrical weight ...
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Fitness Nutrition

The Paleolithic (Paleo) Diet

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, CES, PES, NASM-CPT The world of nutrition is full of controversy, both disagreements within the scientific community as well as discrepancies (often marketing driven) between consumer media reports.
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Resistance Training for the Ultra-endurance Athlete

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT It is fairly common for ultra-endurance athletes (i.e. trail runners, Ironman distance triathletes, etc.) to avoid resistance training as part of their in-season training program. If the athlete does any ...
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CPT

Implementing Safe and Effective Training Methods

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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