Recovery

Muscle Soreness & DOMS: How to Prevent & Treat Sore Muscles

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’ve ever done any type of strenuous exercise, I’m sure you have felt the effects of it the next day. Can’t move. Stiff. Aching… what most of us allude to as muscle soreness.
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American Fitness Magazine Recovery

Exploring the Science of Recovery

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Recovery from training is becoming recognized as one of the most important aspects of physical activity and overall wellness. As we sort through the myriad recovery strategies and their varied levels of scientific support, it’s important to remember that ...
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NASM CPT Podcast Recovery

Do Massage Guns Work?

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS |
We’re introducing a new series on the “NASM-CPT Podcast” we like to call, “Do They Really Work?” Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey will sift through his mail bag to give clarity to your questions. This episode focuses on massage guns, which ...
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spotlight Recovery

Athlete Recovery Techniques to Achieve Peak Performance

Dr. Allison Brager
Dr. Allison Brager |
Newton had it right all along: For every action, there is indeed a reaction. In 2021 this means that however hard we work towards our fitness goals, wellness goals, and professional goals, we must work that hard or harder towards recovery.
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Nutrition Recovery

Nutrition for Muscle Repair and Recovery

Geoff Lecovin |
Recovery is the return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Optimal recovery is best attained through an integrative approach, focusing on nutrition, sleep, and stress management. 
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Fitness Recovery

19 Signs of Overtraining: How to Avoid Excess Fatigue and OTS

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
Are you giving workouts your all but getting less in return—or even backsliding? Does it seem like you’re always battling bronchitis, tendonitis, or another “itis”? Or maybe your usual over-the-top enthusiasm for workouts has faded to “barely there.”
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CPT Fitness stretching Recovery

Active Recovery Workouts: What to Do on Your Rest Day

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Workout recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a decent amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and ...
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Recovery

How to Sleep Properly: 4 Negative Side Effects of Inadequate Sleep

Pete McCall
Pete McCall |
No one is born knowing how to exercise. It is a subject that must be studied and understood correctly to do it properly. Earning the Certified Personal Trainer credential from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) means that you can design ...
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CPT Workout Plans Main Featured Post Recovery

6 Ways to Overcome Burnout from Exercising at Home

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Overcoming burnout is an important aspect of healthy workout recovery. See our hub on workout recovery to learn much more.  When fitness centers closed mid-March in response to COVID-19, many regular gym goers were tasked with converting gym routines to ...
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Fitness wellness Recovery

Shedding a New Light on Your Rest Day

Morgan Shapiro
Morgan Shapiro |
Rest days. Something all of us gym rats know we need to partake in, but often have a hard time doing. We are regularly exposed to phrases such as "no days off" or "no pain, no gain."
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