CES CPT

If I Knew Then…Three Trainers Share their Experience

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Mike Woelflein Personal training is a growing field—and the growth shows no sign of slowing. All the more reason to get certified online today! In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 13% growth through 2022. That’s a lot of new trainers ...
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CPT Sports Performance

Understanding The Modified Landing Error Scoring System (Less Test)

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
It is estimated nearly 150,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur annually in the U.S. and approximately 70% of these are noncontact; oftentimes caused by the inability to decelerate, change direction, or land properly from a jump (1,2). ...
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CPT Nutrition

Salty Facts on Sodium

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
The average American consumes 3,436 mg of sodium each day, an amount far in excess of the tolerable upper level (UL*) intake recommended by most health organizations to prevent health concerns like hypertension, a disease attributed to nearly 400,000 ...
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CPT

Using Marine Corps Leadership Principles to Shape a Prosperous Career in Personal Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
By Miguel A. Juarez For those thinking about life after active duty, I can say with confidence that personal training is an incredible way to use many of your skills for the benefit of yourself and others.
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CPT Fitness Recovery

Sleep and Exercise Connections

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
There are so many connections between sleep and exercise! Performance is intricately tied with our circadian rhythms in many ways. Whether you are getting enough, the position you choose, or even what you eat before you get your z’s can impact exercise ...
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CPT

Fitness Resume Writing for Trainers

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Stacey Penney MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Fitness professionals need to understand the importance of a well-written resume. It doesn't matter if you’re applying at a local health club, university, or sports ...
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CPT

Start Your Career in Personal Training with NASM

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
 By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Employment for personal trainers is expected to continue growing at a faster than average rate compared to other industries.
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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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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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