CPT Fitness Sports Performance

The Aerobic Energy Pathways Explained

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
A fundamental attribute of fitness has always been our relentless pursuit of new ideas when it comes to programming. Whether evolutionary or incremental in nature; trend or fad, we appear to thrive on challenging the status quo in our quest for better, ...
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CES Fitness Sports Performance stretching Training Benefits

5 Yoga Hip Stretches for Increasing Flexibility

Laurel van den Cline |
Most of us sit...a lot. We sit when we drive to work, we sit at a desk, we sit at home. Even cycling, or at the gym with certain ab and weight training exercises, our hips are flexed and can become tight. It doesn't matter whether the movement is when ...
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Sports Performance

Donating Blood and Exercise: What Athletes Should Know

Jena Walther, MS |
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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Sports Performance

How to Prevent ACL Injuries and Keep Your Clients on the Court Through Corrective Exercise Programming

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic ...
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance Weight Loss

Wellness Technology For The Fitness Professional

Josh Trent |
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, taking ...
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Sports Performance Nutrition

Winter Sports and Cold Temperature Nutrition

Emily Bailey |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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