Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition spotlight

Discussing Alcohol & Nutrition: Making Mindful Choices

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
For many people, having a few drinks is part of day-to-day life—a cocktail after work, a toast at a wedding, or a drink to unwind. It can be easy to lose sight of how alcohol can affect health and wellness. But if you’re working on developing mindfulness ...
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Fitness Sports Performance wellness spotlight

Here's How to Calculate & Improve Your RMR

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The term “metabolism” often grabs attention, especially in a culture fixated on calorie counting. As a nutrition coach or weight loss specialist, you're probably familiar with the inquiries about how to boost metabolism. This is often associated with a ...
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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 |
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 Warm-ups 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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