CPT

How Hardgainers Can Add Size and Weight

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is little doubt that human bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Although all humans can stimulate muscle hypertrophy, genetic predisposition most certainly plays a role in how fast an individual gains muscle, how strong they can become, and ...
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CPT

How Much Does a Personal Trainer Cost & Should You Hire One?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
An NASM-Certified Personal Trainer is well-equipped to design an exercise program that will help you reach your health and fitness goals in a safe and efficient manner. Anyone who is considering hiring a personal trainer might wonder: “How much does a ...
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CPT

Completing Your First MURPH: How to Safely Achieve an Impressive MURPH Time

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When your workout has a “why” behind it, it can be all the motivation that you need to push yourself to complete it. In CrossFit, the notoriously intense Murph workout has a “why” behind it that has encouraged tens of thousands of people to push ...
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CPT Assessments

How to Perform an Overhead Squat Assessment (OHSA)

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
As a CPT, in order to develop a solid program for clients, you must first take them through a complete assessment battery.  The information you collect from initial consulations, flexibility, strength, performance, postural and cardiovascular testing of ...
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CPT

The Best Fitness Tools & Apparel to Level Up Your Fitness

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Over the years we’ve seen our technology get more advanced in just about everything. Our phones, TVs, watches, and tablets have all become “smarter.” Even our fitness equipment is getting “smart” features. Yes, we’ve seen it in bikes, rowers, and even ...
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CPT

Tax Deductions for Gym Gear

Pat Darby, CFP®, EA
Pat Darby, CFP®, EA |
It is a common misconception that everything related to your fitness business is a tax deduction. In reality, there are some limitations and rules that you need to be aware of. Many think just because something is used “while running your business” ...
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CPT

How to Maximize Medical Tax Deductions for Fitness Entrepreneurs

Pat Darby, CFP®, EA
Pat Darby, CFP®, EA |
For most fitness professionals, the idea of deducting all their medical expenses might sound too good to be true. However, it’s actually a real perk built into their day-to-day operations. As a fitness entrepreneur, you can deduct 100% of your medical ...
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CPT online personal training

Online Personal Training: Learn How to Build Your Business

Keridon McMahon
Keridon McMahon |
Online personal training is now more relevant than ever. With the vast array of technological options and virtual training applications available, you can pivot to an online personal training business in a few relatively easy steps.
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CPT Sports Performance

Olympic Weightlifting to Enhance Sports Performance

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
This blog was updated on February 23rd, 2022 with contributions made by NASM Master Instructor Kinsey Mahaffey. Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance.
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CPT spotlight

Drop Sets for Gains: Why This Lifting Format Works

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Strength training research points to the importance of training to muscle failure to maximize exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy (Willardson 2007). Many gym-goers use a standard horizontal load system, also known as a straight-set, to reach this goal.
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