CEU CORNER: Metabolic Training: Is Cardio Worth Your Time?
Moderate-intensity continuous cardio workouts are the gold standard for many health organizations. But other types of training may offer equal or greater benefits, especially for some people. Here is a summary of the research and how you can adapt client programs accordingly.
Nutrition: The Science of Nourishment
Peak Garden Season, Peak Performance. Local produce is all the rage in summer, and with good reason. Upping your intake offers plenty of perks for a healthier body, wallet and planet.
Working With the Most Misunderstood Generation: Millennials
This generation has been much maligned. Here’s the truth about the unique skills they bring to the fitness industry…and what they need in order to succeed in the workplace.
Q+A: What is the 3/7 Protocol?
The 3/7 Protocol is a series of 5 sets of an exercise in which the reps are increased incrementally from 3 to 7 (thus, its name) while using the same weight. A recovery period of 15 seconds or less is taken between each of the 5 sets.
Q+A: Can spicy foods be effective in weight management?
Although the notion that spicy foods can help in weight management might sound like something in a supermarket tabloid, the idea has some intriguing possibilities.
Industry News, Insights & Tools
Hydro Power: The Allure of Water Workouts
From shaking your mermaid tail to doing burpees on a floating platform, new water fitness programs offer something for athletes of every age, ability and fitness level.
The Injured Instructor’s Path to Recovery
We love to be front and center in the gym, leading our members through their workouts, but we all get sidelined once in a while. Consider this advice on deciding when and how to push through, take a rest or readjust your role.
MMA Meets OPT™: A Powerful Way to Serve Your Tribe
Add some extra punch to your programming with a highly effective, motivating and exhilarating MMA-style drill, grounded in the scientific principles of Phase 5 of the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ model. Members are sure to get a kick out of it, and so are you.
Brian Nguyen: Down to Earth and Flying High
This NASM trainer’s post-tragedy pivot from pro-sports athletic training to personal training shows the power of resilience, passion and a relentless drive to be the best.
The Hybrid Instructor: A Vital Link in Today’s Fitness Continuum
Don’t typecast yourself as simply a personal trainer or a group exercise instructor. Today’s clients demand a mix of fitness products from pros with diverse skillsets. Blurring the lines can help your business thrive in these changing times.
The CPT’s Playbook for High-School Preseason Training
At most levels of performance enhancement, sports specificity is more of a marketing message than a systematic approach. The areas of strength and conditioning and performance enhancement have been increasingly researched and improved over the past 25 years. We have also learned a great deal about reducing the risk for injury.
American Fitness Magazine - Digital Edition
Download your copy of American Fitness Magazine Summer 2017.