Excerpt from the Certified Strength Training Specialist manual, coming soon. part 1 of 3. The traditional Olympic sport of competitive weightlifting may not initially seem like a logical fit for a personal trainer. Weightlifting is […]
Biomechanics is concerned with the internal and external forces that act on the human body and the effects produced by these forces. Most biomechanics textbooks state two primary goals for biomechanics in exercise training:performance enhancement […]
Let’s start with getting the basics out of the way. First, the majority of sport are performed on one leg. Running, stopping, cutting and jumping primarily occur with one legs’ force production. Second, single leg training […]
YOUTH FITNESS SPECIALIST IS HERE! Written by the renown Dr. Scott Roberts, this course will teach you how to effectively get parents to spend money on you instead of Chuck E Cheese Nearly 1 in 3 […]
If you completed your yoga instructor or certified personal trainer certification program quite some time ago, it may be time for a refresh of your skills! This can serve a few purposes, including keeping your […]
The NCCPT is committed to ensuring everyone seeking our certification are well educated in the foundational sciences related to the movement sciences. One of our missions to ensure those involved in physical training program development are equipped with the right tools necessary for analyzing movement, optimizing technique for all participants, maximizing the instruction process for all exercises to maximum effectiveness which will, in turn, help minimize the risk of injury. Another mission is to assess the vast amount of training information then teach how to use this information accordingly and properly. This information should be logically organized to ensure all the pieces of this information fit together correctly for optimizing its usage for success. Below is a pictorial description to give one an idea of how random information, properly linked together, will form one’s ability to develop “knowledge.”
Think back to a time when children had fewer choices; when we had fewer choices. You could not sit on the couch and watch YouTube videos on your iPad or play video games with someone you’ve never met on X-Box. Fewer options to stay inside meant more choices to play outdoors and be active. It is a challenge to get children up and active these days. In this article, you will find strategies to keep children active along with a basic understanding of how to know if a child is healthy.
By Jen Weir, CSCS, CPT Introduction Of all the body segments, the core is ultimately the most important when it comes to achieving and maintaining a certain level of strength. It doesn’t matter if your client […]
There’s no need to break a sweat at the grocery store checkout. Adopting a healthy diet doesn’t have to mean taking out a second mortgage, and you don’t have to sacrifice good nutrition for a […]
The holiday season is overpowering, even for those with the strongest of willpower. There are far too many internal and external pressures, stresses and anxieties to expect clients to remember a list of do’s and don’ts to get them through the holidays without gaining a few extra pounds. All the tips, tricks and expert advice won’t stop an “elephant” from leading its rider off the right path. So instead, help them focus. Give them one small, accomplishable task that will help influence the behavior you want to see them maintain during the season. The smaller the better because you want your clients to survive the holidays feeling victorious. That will not only help instill the behavior long-term, it will allow them to also enjoy their holidays, instead of dreading them.