Sports Performance

Donating Blood and Exercise: What Athletes Should Know

Jena Walther, MS 0
Do you ever give blood? According to the Red Cross, every two seconds there’s an American in need of it, requiring roughly 41,000 donations per day. In the U.S., more than 100 million people are eligible to donate, although only about 9 million do so ...
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance Weight Loss

Wellness Technology For The Fitness Professional

Josh Trent 0
In the new era of fitness technology, 2016 offers fitness professionals advanced tools to coach and motivate their clients like never before.   With new health applications ( like NASM EDGE) promising to help inspire users towards better nutrition, ...
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Sports Performance Nutrition

Winter Sports and Cold Temperature Nutrition

Emily Bailey 0
If you have an overall balanced nutrient intake, your pre, during, and post workout fuel and hydration can make a huge impact on your performance, recovery between workouts, and injury prevention. Your overall training diet is more important than any ...
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CES Sports Performance Joint Health

Preventing rotator cuff injuries with Corrective Exercise

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are among the most common conditions within the general population and among athletes. Approximately 75 to 80% of these are caused by conditions related to the rotator cuff (1). The rotator cuff consists of four ...
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Sports Performance

Can a Hypoxic Training Mask Improve Performance?

Jena Walther, MS 2
Don’t be afraid of that man wearing the mask on the treadmill next to you. Even though he looks like a cross between a burglar and Hannibal Lecter, he probably means you no harm. He’s wearing what’s known as an “altitude mask,” and despite your concerns, ...
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance Cardio

New Programming Ideas for Traditional Cardio Exercise, Part 2

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Looking for an easy way to assess your client's current level of cardio and aerobic efficiency? Using the talk test to identify their ventilatory threshold can help do just that. Plus, learning to apply this information gives you the details needed to ...
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Sports Performance Nutrition

Iron: An Essential Mineral for Athletic Performance

Jena Walther, MS 0
Trained athletes and clients alike are monitoring their intakes and percentages of critical fuels - carbohydrates, fats, and protein - but are potentially falling short on their micronutrient needs. These trace players in the diet can have a significant ...
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CES Sports Performance Workout Plans Joint Health

The Swimmer's Shoulder: A Corrective Exercise Perspective

DeWayne Smith, MS, NASM-CES, PES, CNC 0
Are your swimming clients at risk for Swimmer’s Shoulder? The repetitive overhead movements, combined with faulty stroke mechanics and postural distortion patterns can place the shoulder joint in a risky position. Put the NASM Corrective Exercise ...
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Sports Performance

Speed, Agility and Quickness: SAQ for You

Ken Miller
Ken Miller
1
Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is too often associated with sports, strength and conditioning, and other physically demanding activities. Upon closer observation, we realize we have missed the everyday events and activities that can greatly ...
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CES Sports Performance

Golfer’s Elbow vs. Tennis Elbow

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
1
Introduction When individuals think about sports-related injuries, many of the injuries are associated with football, baseball, and basketball and usually to the regions of the ankle, knee, low-back, or shoulder.
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