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Resistance Training for the Ultra-endurance Athlete

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT It is fairly common for ultra-endurance athletes (i.e. trail runners, Ironman distance triathletes, etc.) to avoid resistance training as part of their in-season training program. If the athlete does any ...
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Fitness Training Benefits

Implementing Safe and Effective Training Methods

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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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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Body & Soul: A More Spiritual Approach to Fitness

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Sari Harrar As fitness professionals, we know how to assess and help our clients physically. We often guide them nutritionally. And we even have motivational tools to help them mentally. But could there be a key ingredient we’re not calling into play? ...
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Fitness. How much activity is enough?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Stacey Penney NASM-CES, PES, FNS 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 ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Vegetarian athlete Nutrition

Helping Vegetarian Athletes Get the Nutrients They Need

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Eating red meat at least five times a week increases your risk for colon cancer by 400 % in comparison to eating it less than once a month. Vegetarians have a 24 % lower risk of mortality from heart disease than non-vegetarians. Given these statistics, ...
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Fitness Weight Loss Nutrition

Mindless to Mindful Eating for Weight Loss

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Do your nutrient clients eat mindlessly? From our underlying clean plate mentality, to dietary danger zones, to chicken wings, storage containers and taller glasses, help them discover strategies to incorporate mindful tactics to overcome barriers to ...
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Dysfunctional Breathing and Its Affects on the Kinetic Chain

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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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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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness

Running Shoe or Minimalist Shoe?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Running shoe, minimalist shoe, or just taking it all off and going bare? Take a walk with us as we share how the type of footwear worn impacts running style and how to step into a minimalist transition training ...
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The Effects of Pronation Distortion Syndrome + Solutions for Injury

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Dysfunction at the foot and ankle complex can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal issues in other regions of the kinetic chain that can eventually lead to injury. In this article, we’ll review the common postural distortion pattern, Pronation Distortion ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Glutes Q & A Research Study

Which exercises target the gluteal muscles while minimizing activation of the tensor fascia lata?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Tightness of the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and weakness in the gluteals is a common muscle imbalance seen in the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. One of the keys in helping to improve this imbalance is to strengthen the gluetal muscles with minimal activity of ...
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