Sports Performance Nutrition spotlight Bodybuilding

A Quick & Healthy Guide: 4 Easy Steps to Meal Prep

Andre Adams
Andre Adams |
Meal prep is more than just a trend — it's a transformative approach to nourishing our bodies amidst our fast-paced lives.
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CES Sports Performance

Tips for Hip Mobility: Exercises for Flexibility & Performance

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Are you prioritizing mobility enhancement in your current fitness and performance goals?
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Sports Performance OPT Model

Plyometrics: Developing Power With Plyometric Exercises

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI |
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? Or who want to increase their explosive strength?
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Sports Performance

Sports Injuries: Their Prevention & Treatment

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is nothing quite like the disappointment of excitedly starting an exercise program, preparing for a new season of your favorite sport, or attempting a personal record (PR) only to find yourself injured and on the sidelines. It can also be very ...
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CPT Sports Performance

Olympic Weightlifting to Enhance Sports Performance

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
This blog was updated on February 23rd, 2022 with contributions made by NASM Master Instructor Kinsey Mahaffey. Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance.
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Sports Performance Nutrition spotlight

Nutrition for Athletes: Gaining an Understanding of Sports Nutrition

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Ever wonder about the various fields you could work in if you were to pursue a nutrition degree or certification? The extent of your options is much larger than you imagined. You could apply to work in hospitals or home care settings, work within the ...
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Sports Performance

Mind Over Matter: Sports Psychology in Motion

Dr. Allison Brager
Dr. Allison Brager |
This subject is of huge importance within the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization. It's near impossible to ignore the importance of sports psychology during an Olympic year. For the most recent Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the recent Winter ...
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Sports Performance

Dynamic Warmups for Athletes: Exercises for Sports Performance

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you're preparing for an athletic competition or a weekend pick-up game, the way that you prepare your body for training or competition can make or break your performance. While it's tempting to just jump into play after a couple of quick ...
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Sports Performance Women's Fitness

Weight-Lifting for Women: Why Women Should Lift

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Weight-lifting was historically an exercise modality that women shied away from for fear of being "too masculine" or "getting too big." Female strength sports did not become fully recognized until the 1970s and 1980s with the recognition of female ...
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Sports Performance

Strength Training Principles: How to Educate New Clients Effectively

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
As trainers and fitness professionals, it is essential to remember that every client and member we work with starts their strength training journey with a different baseline and understanding of strength training principles and best practices. Many ...
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