CPT Muscles

General Adaptation Syndrome in Fitness Explained

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

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
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 |
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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CPT OPT Model

NASM Guide to Push-ups (Part 4): Strength and Hypertrophy

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Can pushups build muscle mass and be incorporated into strength training? Yes! In part 3 of this series, we explored different variations of the push-up and how to progress the push-up in Phase 1 of the OPT Model, Stabilization Endurance Training, using ...
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NASM Guide to Push-Ups (Part 3): leveling Up The Push-Up

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In case you missed it, in part 2 of this series, we discussed how to get better at push-ups once you have already nailed form down. 
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CPT OPT Model

Periodization Training Simplified: Your Guide to the Cycles and Phases

Andre Adams
Andre Adams |
Have you ever wondered how elite trainers leverage periodization and programming to maximize results?
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OPT™ Model PHASE 5: POWER TRAINING

Jace Fuchs |
In previous articles, we examined the first four phases of the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. We are now onto the last level and phase of the OPT model: Phase 5 Power Training. Before jumping into the specifics of Phase 5, let’s briefly review ...
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CPT spotlight OPT Model

Phase 4 of the OPT™ Model: Maximal Strength Training:

Jace Fuchs |
The Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model is a proven training system for CPTs that can help any client reach any goal safely and effectively. It is a system based on human movement science and integrated training principles and validated in research ...
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CPT spotlight exercise science

Isometric Exercises: Examples, Benefits, and Applications

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
As explained in the NASM-CPT 7 course, there are several types of muscle actions  which are utilized to produce human movement; however, when most people think of exercise, they likely picture isotonic muscle actions. Isotonic muscle actions move a ...
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CPT NASM CPT Podcast

How to Pass the NASM-CPT Exam: 10 Steps for Success

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey concludes his journey through the CPT 7 product with an episode focused on understanding the requirements necessary for success. Topics include what you’ll need for your registration, the overall agenda for the test ...
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