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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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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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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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What Does Creatine Do & Why You Should Use It For Muscle Growth

Neal Spruce
Neal Spruce |
Creatine monohydrate is currently the most effective performance enhancement supplement for persons seeking to improve their high-intensity exercise capacity (i.e., acute performance enhancement including the quality of each training session and ...
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Lactic Acid Build Up in Muscles: What You Can Do About It

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
I have vivid memories of joining my dad as he laid on the ground with his legs elevated after a long run or intense biking session. “What are you doing, dad?” I asked as I wiggled in next to him to copy what he was doing. “Gotta get the lactic acid out!” ...
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CPT OPT Model

OPT™ Model Phase 1: Updates to Stabilization Endurance Training

Jace Fuchs |
Program design does not need to be a complicated process. As personal trainers or other fitness professionals, when we truly understand our clients' goals and the function of different acute variables (e.g., sets, repetitions, rest periods, intensity), ...
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Expand Your Career! Become a Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Specialist

Carol Ann |
The health and fitness industry is constantly evolving with new scientific research and education released regularly. Currently, the medical fitness track is on the precipice of explosion and expansion. Therefore, obtaining your personal training or ...
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