spotlight OPT Model

Phase 3 of the OPT™ Model Explained: Muscular Development

Jace Fuchs |
Moving along in our discussion of the different phases of the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model, next, we have Phase 3 Muscular Development Training. Phase 3 is the second phase of the Strength Level of the OPT model. As a quick reminder, the OPT ...
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spotlight OPT Model

An Explanation of The 2nd Phase of the OPT™ Model

Jace Fuchs |
Continuing our discussion of the different phases of training from the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model, next, we will be covering Phase 2 of the OPT Model titled Strength Endurance Training. This phase acts as a bridge between our focus on ...
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CPT spotlight exercise science

Isometric Exercises: Examples, Benefits, and Applications

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
As explained in the NASM-CPT 7 course, there are several types of muscle actions  which are utilized to produce human movement; however, when most people think of exercise, they likely picture isotonic muscle actions. Isotonic muscle actions move a ...
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stretching spotlight

What is Pelvic Tilt & How Do You Fix it?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you’ve worked out with a personal trainer or in a group fitness class, you may have heard the term ‘pelvic tilt’. A fitness professional may have even told you that you have a pelvic tilt, but what does that mean?
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CPT spotlight Hypertrophy

What Does Creatine Do & Why You Should Use It For Muscle Growth

Neal Spruce
Neal Spruce |
Creatine monohydrate is currently the most effective performance enhancement supplement for persons seeking to improve their high-intensity exercise capacity (i.e., acute performance enhancement including the quality of each training session and ...
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CPT spotlight Muscles

Lactic Acid Build Up in Muscles: What You Can Do About It

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
I have vivid memories of joining my dad as he laid on the ground with his legs elevated after a long run or intense biking session. “What are you doing, dad?” I asked as I wiggled in next to him to copy what he was doing. “Gotta get the lactic acid out!” ...
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stretching spotlight

Stretches for Beginners: 10 of The Best Movements for Those Just Starting

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
A regular stretch routine has many benefits. Stretching will help you increase your flexibility, move better overall, and it’s also a great way to de-stress. As a beginner, it’s great to start with basic stretches that don’t require any crazy contortions ...
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Expand Your Career! Become a Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Specialist

Carol Ann |
The health and fitness industry is constantly evolving with new scientific research and education released regularly. Currently, the medical fitness track is on the precipice of explosion and expansion. Therefore, obtaining your personal training or ...
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Weight Loss spotlight Youth Fitness

Youth Obesity: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Pete Guzman |
This sentiment in the title from Benjamin Franklin is as true today as ever, especially when it comes to fitness and health. The past 50 years have seen a nearly triple increase in obesity rates for adults and youths, costing the American people $147 ...
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CPT spotlight

CPR Steps: How to Do CPR Safely and Effectively as a Personal Trainer

American Safety Training Institute |
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation abbreviated as CPR is an emergency procedure that is applied on individuals whose heart and lung function has stopped, or when the heart is unable to pump blood effectively around the body, such person is said to be in ...
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