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A Perfect FITTE: 5 Ways to Customize Cardio Programming

Kinsey Mahaffey 0
Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. The four words every client loves to hear: “It’s time for cardio!” (Cue the collective eye roll from clients around the globe.) As personal trainers, we know that cardiovascular ...
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Recovery and the NASM OPT™ Model

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Getting the most out of each workout requires more than just following a great training program. Consistent performance also requires an optimal balance between training and recovery. Mention the subject to most clients, though, and you’re likely to meet ...
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THE NASM-CPT PODCAST: General Adaptation Syndrome and SAID Principles

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Your body is apt at dealing with stress and will make adjustments as needed to cope. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) allows us to look at the introduction of stress to our system and a spectrum of our body’s ability to deal with it. The levels of the ...
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The NASM-CPT Podcast: Introducing the OPT™ Model

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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The OPT Model, or Optimum Performance Training Model, is a fitness training system developed by NASM. The OPT Model is based on scientific evidence and principles that progresses an individual through five training phases: stabilization ...
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I Sit All Day Long and Everything Aches.

DeWayne Smith, MS, NASM-CES, PES, FNS 2
Let’s face it, at one point or another, we’ve all had to sit for extended periods of time, looking at, or working on something in front of us. Whether it was in high school math class, Intro to Athletic Training in our undergraduate program, or our ...
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Peripheral Heart Action Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of
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OPT in Action: The Industrial Athlete - Protecting Workers from Injury

Tamara Smith 0
See how Tamara Smith has taken the NASM OPT model and put it into action to protect workers from injuries.
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Preparing for a Golf Event

Brian Sutton
Brian Sutton
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Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actually
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Exercise Progressions: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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If you’re using the calendar to progress clients, it’s time to think about digging deeper into the how and why of progressions. Understanding the phases of learning and the neural continuum can help you make better-informed decisions, which can help ...
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Building athletic speed, agility and quickness with the NASM-PES

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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For fitness professionals who work with athletes, understanding the specific developmental needs of a given athlete is crucial to enhancing their overall athletic capabilities. One of the major components for improving this is the development of speed, ...
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