CPT Fitness Sports Performance

Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic Overtraining

Bryan D. Burnstein, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NASM-CES, PES, FNS, USAW |
A successful sports performance program may be summarized by two primary outcomes; athlete availability and athlete durability. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the sports performance professional to ensure the program is designed and implemented ...
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Strength Against Alzheimer’s

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Exercise can improve the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease—and even slow its progression. Here’s expert insight on motivating and managing clients with early onset and later stages.
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Why do trainers have clients do odd looking exercises?

Brian Kent, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
Ah yes, the “Why are they doing that?” remark. We've all seen it. Somewhere in "Training Land" a trainer is making a client do some movement that looks, well, rather ridiculous. It might even look so odd that the untrained eye or mind might wonder, "What ...
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Endurance Exercise and Your Gut: Strategies to Outrun the Runs and other GI Complaints

Geoff Lecovin |
Adverse gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, such as cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common problems faced by up to 90% of endurance athletes. Exercise-related gastrointestinal symptoms are inconvenient, can adversely affect performance and in ...
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Fitness Sports Performance

The Importance of Program Personalization for Golfers

Dr. Vanessa MacKinnon, Ed.D, PGA, LPGA |
Just like other sports, golf demands a combination of various physical and mental attributes in order to maximize performance potential. The physical attributes that contribute to golf performance include
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Matching Goals and Workout Program: The Key to Meeting Client Expectations

Ingrid Owen |
We are in the health and wellness business. Our common denominator is serving a consumer desiring guidance on their journey. Regardless of how you structure your interaction and professional guidance, the first step is
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The Dad Bod Workout: Going From Dad Bod to Buff Dad

Geoff Lecovin |
The "Dad Bod" is a male body type that is described as "softly round." The theory around the “Dad Bod” is that once a man has found a mate and had kids, he doesn't need to worry about maintaining his physique.
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Cherries: Benefits for Health and Performance

Geoff Lecovin |
Besides being a tasty snack and versatile ingredient for a range of dishes, cherries bring a host of health and performance benefits. Grab a handful of fresh cherries as you take a quick read about this nutritious food and get ready to try the recipes at ...
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Posture Exercises for Seniors: Improving The Health of Your Older Clients

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
We can all relate to our mothers telling us to “sit up” and “don’t slouch” when we were kids but never really took it to heart. Now research is indicating that mom actually did know best about posture.
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Metabolic Conditioning: Moving Beyond Cardio

Josh Elsesser
Josh Elsesser |
Metabolic conditioning is more than just cardiorespiratory exercise. As a fitness professional, you need to be able to design a conditioning program for your clients that effectively addresses their unique physiology, as well as providing them the ...
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