Fitness

The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In a world of limitless fitness tech options and gadgets, is it still valid to judge the intensity of your workout based on how it feels? Short answer: Yes! The RPE scale is a simple, yet surprisingly accurate way to monitor intensity of exercise.
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Fitness

6 Fitness Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Adaptation was a key theme while navigating the impacts of the pandemic. This adaptation was a necessity related to various aspects of daily life such as how we grocery shopped, spent time with family and friends, and even worked out to stay fit and ...
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CPT Fitness Workout Plans Cardio

Peripheral Heart Action Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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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Fitness

How Much Physical Activity is Enough? Recommendations for The Week

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Before we can begin to answer the question of how much activity is enough, we need to consider what fitness means. Fitness is synonymous with health, our physical condition and even our ability to complete the tasks required for our ongoing survival (and ...
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Fitness Behavior Change

5 Fitness Motivation Tips to Get and Stay Motivated to Workout

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Motivation is one of those “squishy” ideas. We intuitively know what we are talking about when we speak about motivation, but it can be very difficult to define and put concrete ideas around it.
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Fitness spotlight

6 Tips to Keep Health and Fitness Goals at the Top of Mind When Returning Back to Work

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Many organizations have started asking their employees to return to work onsite after they had been working remotely during the last year and a half due to the pandemic. While very few companies have transitioned to a full-remote work model, most of the ...
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Fitness NASM CPT Podcast

NASM-CPT Podcast Finalist for ShareCare Award

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
We're very excited to announce that our own NASM-CPT Podcast hosted by Rick Richey is a finalist for the 2021 Sharecare Awards. These awards are put on by Share Care, a national consumer health and wellness brand, in conjunction with the National Academy ...
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Fitness spotlight

Can (And Should) You Exercise With COVID-19?

Dr. Scott Cheatham
Dr. Scott Cheatham |
COVID-19 has spread worldwide, causing the fifth documented pandemic in history since the 1918 flu pandemic (Liu et al., 2020). The pandemic has had a significant impact on the world, resulting in humans having to isolate themselves to prevent community ...
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Fitness

How to Do a Plank With 4 Variations: Position & Form

Melissa Hatton
Melissa Hatton |
Do you remember the recent social media "planking" fad where individuals would perform planks in some precarious and curious places? While some were photoshopped to express creativity and superhuman strength, when performed correctly, he plank is an ...
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Fitness Workout Plans

Maximize Bench Press Form by Addressing These Common Issues

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
The ability to perform horizontal pushing patterns, like a chest press is an essential component of anyone's movement capability. Perhaps one of the most utilized methods for practicing this movement in the gym setting is the bench press. 
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