CPT spotlight OPT Model

An Explanation of the New Updates to The OPT™ Model

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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Creating and modifying exercise programs for clients can be complicated because there are many variables to consider, including the client’s goals, tolerance for exercise, and unique physical abilities and medical history. Moreover, there are many ...
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CPT OPT Model

The Making of NASM's Most Revolutionary Personal Trainer Certification Ever

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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Insider Tips from the NEW NASM-CPT—from the Experts who Authored It NASM didn’t just tread water in 2020. We dove into cutting-edge research on fitness (and education), floated new ideas for graphics and digital content, and immersed ourselves in the ...
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CPT hypertrophy OPT Model

Hypertrophy: Back to the Basics

DeWayne Smith, MS, NASM-CES, PES, CNC 5
Gains don’t happen overnight. It takes your muscles time to respond and adapt to stimuli. Discover the resistance training program variables that will develop the strength gains and growth you or your client may be looking for.
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Sports Performance OPT Model

Plyometrics: Developing Power in Everyday Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI 0
Power is the ability to produce large amounts of force quickly. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? Strength and Conditioning Coaches who want to give their athletes some added explosiveness?
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COVID-19 OPT Model

Return to Gym Plan: How to Tweak the NASM OPT™ Model for Clients

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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COVID-19 forced gym closures, which in turn disrupted sessions for many personal training clients. As a trainer, here are some specific ways the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ model can ease their minds as they gradually resume their routines.
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Weight Loss American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Spring 2020 OPT Model

Using the NASM OPT™ Model for Weight Loss

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS
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As seen in our weight loss specialization course, you can effectively utilize the OPT™ model for weight loss clients. Within this article from the Spring 2020 Issue of American Fitness Magazine, you will learn how!
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American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Spring 2019 OPT Model

Off to a Great Start: Phase 1 and the New (Novice) Client

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS
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Originally appeared in the spring 2019 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. I was sweating profusely before I trained my first client, and it wasn’t from a workout. I was a nervous wreck, continually second-guessing what I was supposed to do. Would I ...
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CPT OPT Model

Using the NASM OPT™ Model for home workouts

Pete McCall
Pete McCall
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Life can be unpredictable; with the sudden disruption to daily life, many personal trainers are scrambling to find ways to deliver workouts to clients while practicing responsible social distancing safely.
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American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Fall 2017 hypertrophy OPT Model

Built to Order: Strength and Size Considerations

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. The desire to increase muscle size and strength have inspired their fair share of fads and pseudoscience, promising impressive gains if you do this or buy that. There is ...
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Weight Loss American Fitness Magazine OPT Model

Supersets: Lift Weight to Lose Weight

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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  Originally published in the spring 2017 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Uplifting news: Just 4 weeks of resistance training can decrease body fat and waist size. Resistance training and the 2nd phase of the OPT™ model is a must for any weight loss ...
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