CPT online personal training

Online Personal Training: Learn How to Build Your Business

Keridon McMahon
Keridon McMahon |
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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 |
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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 |
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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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CPT Fitness Workout Plans Cardio

Peripheral Heart Action Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of controlling the numbers (less calories in, more calories out and weight loss can be achieved).
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CPT Personal Trainer Marketing

How to Get Personal Training Clients: 7 Marketing Tips

Pete McCall
Pete McCall |
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Why did you start your career in the fitness industry? Was it because you want to use your passion for fitness to improve others' lives? Did you experience a significant weight loss and want to help others do the same? Are you a former athlete who wants ...
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CPT spotlight

The Talk Test: An Underrated Fitness Tool for Personal Trainers

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
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There are endless tech options available when it comes to tracking intensity levels during a workout, but technology sometimes requires a learning curve, and it can be expensive.
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CPT Muscles

General Adaptation Syndrome in Fitness Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
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The human body is amazing. It constantly responds to its external environment to overcome and thrive. If you picked up a slightly heavy dumbbell to perform biceps curls, using a weight that you could only perform 6-12 repetitions of and continued to do ...
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CPT Weight Loss

No Love for Those Love Handles: Dispelling Myths About Body Fat Reduction

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
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Spare tire, breadbasket, muffin top, Jello pudding pack, and love handles are all terms synonymous with abdominal (belly) fat.
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CPT

Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Fringe Training Method or Effective Practice?

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
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Blood flow restriction (BFR) training was initially developed in Japan in the 1960s and is also referred to as Kaatsu training. At first glance, BFR may appear to be an experimental and perhaps fringe training practice, yet it has received a lot of ...
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CPT Workout Plans

💪 Bro Splits - What Are They & Are They Effective?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
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Bro science. This is a term we hear mentioned quite often in the fitness world. It refers to the concept that some ideas are viewed as true in the bodybuilding and weightlifting world, despite there not being good evidence to support it.
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