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Wondering how long you have until you exam expiration date? You can check the expiration date for the test by accessing your NASM eLearning center here →NASM CPT 3 EXAM →At the bottom of the box you will see a green clock and the expiration date will be in red. You have 180 days from the date of…

Running Shoe or Minimalist Shoe?

…30% of our gait cycle in the air (2 x 15% float phases – one for each leg) and land with our stance (support) leg positioned directly under our center of mass (COM) (4). This implies moving the stance leg further under the body in the frontal plane to maintain balance and avoid falling. To better…

Tips for Passing the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Exam 4th Edition

…hard to choose the right answer. Highlight key vocabulary terms as you read the text and try to use them in a sentence. * Take your time at the testing center and read each question thoroughly. Additional Resources * Exam Prep Page * CPT Assist eTeach * Live Workshop * Online Flashcards * Practice Exam…

Breaking Your Weight Loss Plateau – One Simple Tip to Reignite Your Program

…ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (9th edition). Baltimore, MD. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. * U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2012). Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2007 – 2010. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Turmeric: Health Benefits Revealed

…conducted with a group of individuals from 60 to 90 years of age demonstrated that those who regularly consumed curry performed higher on cognitive tests as opposed to those who never or rarely ate curry (4). In India, where turmeric is regularly used in foods, the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease…

A Perspective on High-intensity Interval Training

…adaptations. References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009). Injury episodes and circumstances: National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2007, Vital and Health Statistics, 10 (241). 2. American College of Sports Medicine, (2014). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (9th…

The Places You’ll Go! Taking Personal Training to Amazing Places.

…San Francisco Bay Area: running his own security consulting firm, Schneider Protection Strategies, and training clients under the banner of Battle Tested Fitness, which focuses on clients preparing for or working in military, first responder, and security roles. “It’s a great group to work with,”…

Healthy Summer BBQ Ideas: Time to Get Grilling!

…salad, avoid the temptation to add sugar and let your fruit’s natural sugars shine. For your veggie platter avoid placing a calorie-rich dip in the center, like ranch dressing. Instead opt for non-fat yogurt, hummus, or a dip made from low-fat cottage cheese (versus mayonnaise). Beyond side dishes, fruits…

The Scientific Rationale for Incorporating Olympic Weightlifting to Enhance Sports Performance

…athletics is the Universal Athletic Position (5). This position is described as standing in a quarter squat with feet flat, the hips are behind the center of gravity, shoulders are in front, the torso is flat (inclined at an angle of about 45º) weight distributed on a full foot, hands in front, knees…

Exercise and Pregnancy: Physiological Changes and Exercise Programming

…and continues to climb into the third trimester. An increase of 10 to 15, even 20 beats per minute is normal. With this variability, using the talk test or ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) could be a better monitor of exercise intensity than using target heart rate (4,5). Blood volume increases 40%…

Stress, Consequences and Overall Health

…neurotransmitter involved in controlling our reward and pleasure centers. Stress in Males The release of LH and FSH stimulate production of TST in the testes, but under stress, elevated GC levels decrease LHRH secretion and diminish the sensitivity of the testes to LH and FSH. Less TST in men leads to many physiological…

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