Workout Plans

3 Workouts for anywhere you are

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Have limited space and even less equipment to workout? Consider these three Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) workouts that you can do almost anywhere.
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Workout Plans American Fitness Magazine Main Featured Post

A 9-Exercise Body-Weight Workout

Crystal Reeves
Crystal Reeves
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Originally appeared in the winter 2015 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. Body-weight workouts are getting big buzz right now as people discover that the only equipment you really need to get fit is with you all the time.  Want to give your clients ...
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Women's Fitness Workout Plans Core Training

Progressive Exercises for Post-Pregnancy

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
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As a Pilates instructor, I’ve worked with many women who wanted to regain strength and muscle tone after pregnancy. Some of them complained about abdominal pressure, pain or weakness even years after giving birth.
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warm-up Workout Plans

Warm-up in the Cold Months

Adam Annaccone
Adam Annaccone
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Exercise junkies know the benefits of a successful warm-up routine: increased blood flow, increased endorphins and activation of the neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems. Those exercisers looking to take their routine outdoors in the cold winter ...
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CPT Workout Plans Exercise Library

9 Arm Exercises for Definition & Strength

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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Are you looking for stronger, more defined arms — the type of arms you can show off? If toned and sculpted arms are what you’re looking for, try these strength training arm exercises.
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CPT Training Benefits Workout Plans

Sagittal, Frontal and Transverse Plane: Movements and Exercises

Andrew Payne
Andrew Payne
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We live in a three-dimensional world. Our bodies need the ability to move in all three dimensions.
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CPT Workout Plans

Exercise Progressions and Regressions: How To's of Scaling Movement

Ken Miller
Ken Miller
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“You need good form,” or “technique is everything” are just a couple of the staple statements you hear fitness professionals and strength coaches say. This is what personal trainers are known and hired for, making sure that the client is using good ...
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CPT Group Fitness Workout Plans

Embracing the Group Effect

Ingrid Owen 0
As group fitness instructors (and hybrid trainers), we know that members join our facilities for various reasons, with the primary reason to improve their fitness and health. Clearly the simplicity of that motivation does not mean it's easy to meet or ...
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CPT Fitness Workout Plans NASM-PES

Understanding Muscle Atrophy: Use It or Lose It

Jerod Langness, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, WLS, Master Trainer 2
It is often said, “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” but it is rarely discussed what exactly “it” is. With our bodies being so complex it is important to have an understanding of what occurs when getting in shape and when we start down the ...
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CPT Fitness Workout Plans

Powering Through the Push-up: Variations and Progressions

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
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Just about everyone has some sort of experience with the standard push-up. Some of us may even have nightmares from high school gym class and not being able to perform enough of these to meet the minimum for an “average fitness” rating.
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