Fitness Training Benefits

Exercise and Spiritual Health: A Body & Soul Approach to Fitness

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

Monitoring Hydration Levels

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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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Weight Loss Nutrition

Mindless to Mindful Eating for Weight Loss

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
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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CES CPT

Dysfunctional Breathing and Its Affects on the Kinetic Chain

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The action of breathing is commonly taken for granted; however, dysfunctional breathing can lead to, or be the result of, dysfunction of the kinetic chain. This article will review the difference between proper and dysfunctional breathing, how ...
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Fitness

Running Shoe or Minimalist Shoe?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Running shoe, minimalist shoe, or just taking it all off and going bare? Take a walk with us as we share how the type of footwear worn impacts running style and how to step into a minimalist transition training ...
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CES

The Effects of Pronation Distortion Syndrome + Solutions for Injury

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Dysfunction at the foot and ankle complex can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal issues in other regions of the kinetic chain that can eventually lead to injury. In this article, we’ll review the common postural distortion pattern, Pronation Distortion ...
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Fitness

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

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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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Research Study Women's Fitness

Mirror Gait Retraining for Female Runners

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