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NASM Master Instructor Roundtable: A Show for Personal Trainers

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 seasons, 174 episodes, 4 days 23 hours 22 minutes
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Are you looking at taking your training career to the next level? NASM master instructors Marty Miller and Wendy Batts each week explore and engage in a variety of topics, training techniques and tidbits for fitness professionals and enthusiasts.
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Growth in the Industry

Continuing to learn and evolve in personal training is essential. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, discuss the latest trends within the fitness industry, regarding the projected growth over the next few years.  Having a keen understanding of your industry's outlook is critical in planning your future! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3whTFZF
20/02/202429 minutes 52 seconds
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Career Motivation & Planning

It’s always best to have a plan. However, sometimes, mapping out that path can be difficult. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, dive into helping you establish a career plan of attack.  All too often personal trainers become certified and then struggle to control their long-term career path. This episode will provide you with a specific and targeted blueprint to help you know your career is on the right track! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3SPOoRX
12/02/202431 minutes 34 seconds
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The Power of Squats

Squats, when done correctly, can build lower body and core muscles. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the biomechanics, programming strategies, and positioning surrounding squats. They will share in-depth discussions on squat variations, corrective exercises, and how to tailor squat programs to diverse client needs. As well as provide tips on how to help your clients squat deeper, lift heavier, and train smarter.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3Ui1mJi
05/02/202432 minutes 43 seconds
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Training the Sweet Science

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts are joined by featured guest, NASM Master Instructor Andy Hanley, to deep dive into working with boxers. We will explore the significance of integrating the OPT Model into their training regimen and how it can be tailored to enhance the performance and conditioning of boxers. Coach Andy, who also owns The Hive Performance & Health Training Facility, will share practical insights on designing effective workout programs that cater to the specific needs of these athletes -from building strength and power to improving agility and endurance. We will cover it all. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/48DigX4
29/01/202444 minutes 31 seconds
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Barefoot Training

 It’s time to put one (bare) foot in front of the other! On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore all things barefoot training. Increasing the strength and proprioception of the intrinsic foot musculature is often overlooked and not utilized when creating training protocols. After this “MIR” you will be ready to add barefoot training to you and your clients’ programs! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3tVyUSF
22/01/202434 minutes 15 seconds
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Metabolic Conditioning

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, deep dive into the world of metabolic conditioning. Join us as we dissect the science behind optimal metabolic fundamentals and purpose while unraveling the latest NASM-approved techniques, strategies, and principles for boosting endurance, and elevating overall fitness. Whether you're a seasoned trainer or new to the industry, we hope you join us for an engaging discussion designed to fuel your NASM journey towards metabolic success! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/47KWoYN
16/01/202437 minutes 57 seconds
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2024 Look Ahead

New year, new you.  On this 2024 lid-lifting “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, ramp you up for the year ahead. They explore the latest news and trends in the fitness industry and provide you with the tools and knowledge you’ll need to be best prepared to maximize your 2024. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3RCOeLS
08/01/202432 minutes 46 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Human Movement: A Review of the Four Subsystems

In this holiday bonus episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail the four interdependent, but interconnected, subsystems that help to make up the global musculature system, which is predominantly responsible for human movement.   Increasing your knowledge of how the four subsystems produce and reduce force as it pertains to ideal movement patterns across the OPT Model will help you train yourself and your clients like never before!
31/12/202346 minutes 5 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Advanced Breathing Techniques

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, Michael Watts. Watts will share the benefits of understanding and implementing breathing techniques into each of your clients’ training sessions. Michael is an Applied Sport Scientist and Human Performance expert focused on optimizing the health, wellness, and performance of athletes. He is an integral member of the Human Performance team at Under Armour uncovering the latest research, and insights to help make athletes better. Enjoy this insightful look into advanced breathing techniques in this holiday bonus edition of the "Master Instructor Roundtable."
29/12/202347 minutes 39 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Lower Body Progressions

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” NASM Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail how to safely and effectively create lower body workout progressions using four of the most commonly used exercises. In addition, application to the OPT Model and all three planes of motion will be discussed.  This is one holiday bonus deep dive discussion you definitely don’t want to miss!
28/12/202345 minutes 7 seconds
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Questions from the Group: Part 5

You provide the questions, our NASM Master Instructors prove the answers.  On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, deep dive into questions many of our listeners have inquired about. Many revolve around program design so these topics will be covered, along with ideas on what you can do besides training. We want to personally thank those of you for reaching out to us and allowing NASM to enhance your personal training skill set. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3ttr2aY
26/12/202332 minutes 52 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Everything is a Core Exercise

On this holiday bonus episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the importance of core training, the anatomy that makes up this area of the body, as well as how, and why, every exercise can and must be considered a core exercise.   Let our NASM Master Instructors give you a new understanding of the function of the core, as well as how to make every exercise a core exercise. It’s time to get right down to the core!
21/12/202338 minutes 14 seconds
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Healthy Snacks

Welcome to this healthy snack-sized episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable.” Hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore all aspects of snacking the right way. Snacking can be a benefit to living a healthy lifestyle, as well as being a pitfall to living a healthy lifestyle. They will review key strategies, as well as share some of their go-to between-meal options. Let’s get back to the basics of snacking the right way during this holiday season! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3GI4GFD
18/12/202327 minutes 42 seconds
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Holiday Gift Ideas

'Tis the season! On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, help get your holiday shopping done with a health and wellness theme. The holidays are a perfect time to help your friends and family focus on their health and fitness journey by providing them with the perfect gift. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/486bYPd
11/12/202328 minutes 49 seconds
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Understanding Recovery

Active recovery is key to increasing blood circulation, which helps eliminate waste products from soft tissue that has been broken down following strenuous exercise. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, uncover the multifaceted world of recovery, diving deep into what it truly means to nurture the body, mind, and performance through various recovery techniques. This episode is your gateway to understanding that recovery extends far beyond physical rest—it's a dynamic blend of practices that elevate your well-being, optimize performance, and can help prevent injuries. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3T4XquW
04/12/202327 minutes 20 seconds
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Isometrics

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore all things isometrics. The use of isometrics is often overlooked or misunderstood as a key component of resistance training.  After this episode, a special encore presentation, you will have a better understanding of the science of isometrics, as well as how to create new and fun isometric exercises.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3RbR4s9
27/11/202330 minutes 45 seconds
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Stick Mobility

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by guests, Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera, founders of Stick Mobility.  Topics will include how, and why, the duo created the Stick Mobility method, how it fits perfectly with the NASM flexibility continuum, and a few of their personal favorite Stick Mobility techniques! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3T0xkcz
20/11/202331 minutes 40 seconds
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Introduction to Corrective Exercise

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts, and Marty Miller, explore the four-step corrective exercise continuum, while introducing a fun and outside the box approach for designing challenging, yet appropriate integration exercises. Plus, a deep dive into defining corrective exercise and why it’s so important.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/461WVo4
13/11/202339 minutes 44 seconds
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Sleep Hygiene

Sleep can be the ultimate x-factor for several health benefits including reduced stress, getting sick less often, maintaining a healthy weight, and much more. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore a new trending topic in fitness: sleep hygiene.  Sleep was long thought of as a luxury, and a common belief was to sacrifice sleep to prioritize or important activities. Research has clearly shown the importance of restful and restorative sleep as a part of overall health and wellness.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3MqqzMT
06/11/202329 minutes 4 seconds
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Getting Clients Interested in Your Services

Are you wondering how to "make the sale" and get clients interested in working with you? On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Regional Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore ways to assess clients and teach them why they need your help to hit their goals. They also discuss how to sell your services based on your findings without seeming like a "pushy salesperson." This is one episode you don’t want to miss! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/46KgH8I
30/10/202337 minutes 19 seconds
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Small Group Training

Are you looking for more ways to expand your business? Small group training is one way that you can see more clients without adding more hours to your day, make more money for your time, and add to your service offerings. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, deep dive into small group training, how to assess multiple clients at once, provide exercises and programming formats you could include with these groups, and how to earn more money in the process! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3S3PV6P
23/10/202330 minutes 13 seconds
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Don’t Overthink It

Often, we get too caught up on how to start with a client, as well as the right practices to help them reach their goals. With so much information on the internet and in social media, we may begin to question whether what we are doing is right for our clients. On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts explore what clients need, while giving them what they want. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3rRrVZT
16/10/202332 minutes 51 seconds
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You Asked: Part 2

You ask the questions; our experts provide the answers. On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, deep dive into inquiries from our NASM-CPT Facebook page. NASM is always trying to provide you with answers to the questions you face every day in your work environment.   Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/46gpG1k
09/10/202330 minutes 36 seconds
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1st MPT Joint/Big Toe

Never forget about the big toe. On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the importance of movement through the 1st MTP joint of the big toe. While this joint is not always discussed, they will cover why it needs to be! They’ll detail the ideal range of motion of this joint, how to assess it and ways to optimize mobility and strength of this region of the body. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3PJ4aMZ
02/10/202322 minutes 2 seconds
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Indian Clubs

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the use of Indian Clubs, their benefits, and how they fit within the NASM OPT Model.   It is important to challenge yourself to discover new training tools and opportunities, while maintaining the scientific principles behind the OPT Model. This episode is a perfect opportunity to dig into an "old" but "new" training modality that can have a huge impact on yours or your clients’ workouts.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3sWflZC
25/09/202329 minutes 20 seconds
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How to Look Good Naked

Looking to lean out, but stay strong? This is the episode for you. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, along with featured guest, Dr. Guillermo Escalante, explore how to help clients who want to lose weight, while gaining muscle mass. They will cover the importance of programming, nutrition, and everything in-between! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/488qG94
18/09/202344 minutes 52 seconds
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Creative Conditioning

Is traditional cardio not cutting it for your clients? Well, on this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts explore integrating cardiorespiratory conditioning right into client training programs. They cover the importance of cardio, review concepts of proper muscle activation with increased speeds of movement, and practice techniques you can implement immediately with your clients to help reach their goals. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3Pth7Kv
11/09/202334 minutes 54 seconds
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Scope of Practice

Scope of practice is defined as the procedures, actions, and processes that a healthcare practitioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license. On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, Dr. Scott Cheatham, to explore the scope of practice for personal trainers and how it differs from other professions in the fitness industry. If available, please join us live on our NASM YouTube Channel on August 31, 2023 at 3:00P EST/Noon PST so we can answer your questions as we cover best practices, what we can/cannot do legally, and “gray areas” around state laws. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/45POCw1
05/09/202353 minutes 41 seconds
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Posterior Chain

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts explore the anatomy, functions, and training techniques of the posterior chain.   The posterior chain is essential for improved human performance at all levels. After viewing this episode, you will know how to challenge the musculature through all phases of the OPT Model to meet the needs of all your clientele.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/3qJqEn5
28/08/202336 minutes 23 seconds
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Favorite Fitness Quotes

A quote is described as a group of words from a text or speech, typically with an indication that one is not the original author or speaker. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, share some of their favorite fitness quotes, and how they apply these motivational strategies in their own life as well as to the industry, or their clients. You can quote us on that! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/45elAGC
21/08/202329 minutes 19 seconds
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OPT Model – Phase 5: What You Need to Know

On to Phase 5. In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail Phase 5 of the NASM OPT Model and what makes this phase so special when implementing the approach with your clients and athletes.  Program design seems complicated, however, if you use the Model and get to know your client, it may not be as hard as you think. We will discuss when to progress to this phase and how to program power specific supersets safely for all populations. We will also provide an example program that utilizes this phase of training. CTA: Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3DNfukf
14/08/202336 minutes 37 seconds
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OPT Model – Phase 2: What You Need to Know

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail Phase 2 of the NASM OPT Model, and what makes this phase so special when implementing it with your clients.  Program design seems complicated, however, if you use the Model and get to know your client, it may not be as hard as you think. We will discuss when to progress clients to this phase and how to program supersets that focus on strength and stabilization, as well as provide an example program that utilizes this phase of training. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3Kp4gGs
07/08/202336 minutes 22 seconds
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Questions from the Group: Part 4

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, discuss answers to a question many of our listeners have inquired about. Program design seems complicated, however, if you use the Model and get to know your client, it may not be as hard as you think. We look forward to discussing this topic and want to thank those of you for reaching out to us when you need help! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/475JbdE
31/07/202347 minutes 55 seconds
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Nutrition Trends

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, NASM Master Instructor, and Registered Dietician, Kat Barefield, to explore current trends in nutrition. The trio will cover topics related to popular "diets," supplements, scope of practice, and much more. Let us help you make smarter, healthier nutritional choices! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/43vCH4W
24/07/202340 minutes 50 seconds
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Assessments

In this encore episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts Wendy outline and explore the key assessments which are a critical part of the NASM.  As both Wendy and Marty always say, “If you are not assessing you are guessing!” This episode details an in-depth review of these evaluations, as well as the relevant information they provide to you as a fitness professional. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3D8QPq9
17/07/202339 minutes 52 seconds
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Exercise vs. Activity

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail the importance of maintaining a high level of physical activity in coordination with a structured exercise program. It is becoming increasingly common for people to fall within the sedentary lifestyle classification, even if they participate in a formal exercise program a few times per week.   Wendy and Marty review recent research on how increasing physical activity helps to reduce many of the leading causes of death, while sharing simple tips on how easy it can be to increase someone's physical activity.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3XGT0L6
10/07/202329 minutes 48 seconds
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Accidental Exercise: Yoga 101

Yoga continues to gain worldwide popularity with over 300 million people practicing regularly. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are bringing back a popular show discussion, Accidental Exercise, focusing on many popular yoga poses.  Yoga is often overlooked as it pertains to muscular activation, and or targeted strengthening. After this episode, you may look at yoga a bit differently. Namaste. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3pohX0S
03/07/202332 minutes 38 seconds
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Healthy Habits

Let’s talk habits. Specifically, healthy ones. On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore how creating proper habits can have a major impact on the overall success of transforming or maintaining a healthy lifestyle over an extended period.  Understanding how to help transform behaviors into habits is essential for all fitness professionals. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/43Pcu2m
26/06/202332 minutes 40 seconds
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OPT Model – Phase 1: Stabilization Endurance

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, revisit Phase 1 of the NASM OPT Model: Stabilization Endurance. A common misconception is that because it’s the first phase, it must be easy and not beneficial—which couldn’t be further from the truth! Phase 1 is critical to developing and building the foundation required to optimize strength, power, and resilience. Due to the recommended training variables, it can be used for a variety of different training goals. This episode will include a client scenario, along with an example program to help those new to the OPT Model, or those looking for a refresher. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3qJNMS0
19/06/202338 minutes 19 seconds
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Questions From the Group: Part 3

You bring the questions; we’ll provide the answers. In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts explore, in detail, answers to questions many of our listeners have inquired about. Some of your thought-provoking inquiries questions may require different types of strategies based on the client (and our course, ourselves). We are looking forward to discussing these topics and want to thank those of you for reaching out to us when you need help! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3IW2pbw
12/06/202328 minutes 5 seconds
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Recovery Science & Rejuvenation

Welcome back to the (Thera)gun show! On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, Therabody Founder, and Chief Wellness Officer, Dr. Jason Wersland.  The trio will detail topics such as the future of recovery science, how to build recovery into your fitness business, as well as how Dr. Jason sees Therabody’s innovation leading the way recovery is used throughout the industry. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/3IMZb9S
05/06/202349 minutes 21 seconds
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Fun Facts: Part II

It’s back, by popular demand! On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, get straight to the facts, deep diving into fitness facts that further confirm what you already know, or may allow you to look at things a bit differently. Enhance your fitness knowledge base, while having some fun in the process! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/43j8SVH
30/05/202334 minutes 15 seconds
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Yoga – Everything You Need to Know

Namaste. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, deep dive into the topic of Yoga. There are many variations of yoga and this can often be confusing to our clients, and even ourselves. The NASM Master Instructors will discuss the most common types of yoga, their benefits, and ways to integrate this discipline into you and/or your clients fitness journey. We can't wait to see you there! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3BoDysB 
22/05/202335 minutes 25 seconds
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OPT Model – Integrated Training

The NASM OPT Model is an integrated performance-based training model.  On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, review the importance of understanding human movement, and how to use the NASM OPT Model for every client regardless of their goals or current fitness level.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3McaDOx
15/05/202344 minutes 42 seconds
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Metabolic Equivalent of Task

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, deep dive into METS (Metabolic Equivalent of Task).  METS can estimate the number of calories that are burned during exercise. They also indicate the intensity of that exercise as it compares to sitting quietly. Understanding and using METS will allow you to safely evaluate your clients' physical abilities, while safely programming progressive exercise.    Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3Vx5Kmr
08/05/202331 minutes 32 seconds
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Accidental Assessments

This episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the concept of "Accidental Movement Assessments." Structured movement assessments will allow you to have a clear understanding of your client's current movement abilities, however, fitness professionals are often faced with clients or circumstances where formal movement assessments are just not possible. Be sure to join us as they review how every exercise can be utilized as an assessment tool so you will always have the ability evaluate your client's movement capabilities.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/3HgDdM2
01/05/202329 minutes 9 seconds
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Benefits of HIILIT

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail the benefits, and potential risks, of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Increasing the intensity of a client’s work out is crucial to continue to see gains and reach their goals. However, in today's fitness environment HIIT often can increase the chance of injury. Marty and Wendy will speak to the benefits of HIIT while introducing the concept of High Intensity Low Impact Training following the OPT Model. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3L5ZC0w 
24/04/202327 minutes 55 seconds
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Grip Placement

This episode deals with getting a grip. Specifically, the correct grip. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” a topic from the “MIR” mailbag, hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore information related to grip/hand placement and how it may or may not change the exercise when targeting specific muscles. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients https://bit.ly/3UlvdOW
17/04/202330 minutes 48 seconds
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Fitness Fun Facts

Just the facts, please. On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explain and explore several fun fitness facts that will either confirm what you already knew or could possibly make you look at things just a bit differently! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3K6IV3F
10/04/202326 minutes 22 seconds
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Networking

It’s not always what you know, but who you know.  On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, discuss the value of networking to advance your career, build relationships, and stay on top of the latest and greatest trends.   Marty recently returned from IHRSA 2023 in San Diego and will share his personal experience on the value of attending trade shows and conferences. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. http://bit.ly/3M1EIAz
03/04/202335 minutes 44 seconds
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Ground-Based Training

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, unpack the scientific advantages of Ground Based Training.  In addition, the concepts of Open Chain and Close Chain exercises will be discussed to have the understanding on how to choose specific exercises for your clients.   Look forward to seeing you all at the Roundtable! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/42rWKC7
27/03/202335 minutes 18 seconds
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Questions from the Group: Part 2

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts explore questions many of you have asked on our private NASM Certified Personal Trainers page. This page features over 13,000 NASM Certified Professionals who interact daily, collaborate, network, and pose thought provoking questions that helps everyone grow as a fitness professional.   Join us as we help you gain greater knowledge to help further your personal training career! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. http://bit.ly/3ZQpgeW
20/03/202332 minutes 27 seconds
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Integration Exercises

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, review the process of creating impactful integration techniques, which is the fourth step in the Corrective Exercise continuum.  After this “MIR,” you will have a clear understanding of how to utilize integration techniques in order to have the most impact when training your clients. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. http://bit.ly/3ZOC7ho
13/03/202332 minutes 17 seconds
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Hip Internal Rotation

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Regional Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendt Batts, unpack the importance of establishing proper hip internal rotation, and why it is essential from a fitness and sports performance standpoint.  They also review a number of new and unique training ideas for you to implement in your and or your client's program immediately.   Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3SweUxM
06/03/202326 minutes 6 seconds
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NASM Launches NASM Performance Instagram

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by NASM Product Manager Tony Ambler-Wright to detail NASM’s new Instagram channel, @nasmperformance.  The trio will discuss the inspiration for starting the channel, what types of content you can expect, and much more. Make sure to give it a follow! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. http://bit.ly/3IMEeMG
27/02/202324 minutes 2 seconds
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Book Club: Part II

It’s time to hit the books again! In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and Regional Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, discuss a book they both have read multiple times and have relied on throughout their career. The 7-Habits of Effective People by Stephen Covey, which was first published in 1989, is well-received in multiple educational fields.  Wendy and Marty will share their personal views and detail how well it relates within the fitness industry. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. http://bit.ly/3YywOST
20/02/202333 minutes 15 seconds
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Everyone is an Athlete

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the concept that "everyone is an athlete." The NASM OPT Model was originally designed to enhance the performance of elite athletes, while also reducing the chances of injury. As the model has been adopted as the first, and only, evidence-based model in fitness, millions of people have gained the benefits of the systematic and undulating approach the OPT Model provides.   This episode deep dives into how everyone you train can and must be treated like the athlete they are! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. http://bit.ly/3lojwJM
13/02/202332 minutes 8 seconds
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Resistance Profiles

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, uncover the benefits of resistance training, while exploring the six unique applications of force available. In addition, they detail when and how they are the most beneficial to eliciting specific training outcomes, and how each fit into the OPT Model.      Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3YcdXMJ
06/02/202332 minutes 38 seconds
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Isometrics

Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3HqiWUq On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore all things isometrics. The use of isometrics is often overlooked or misunderstood as a key component of resistance training.  After this episode you will have a better understanding of the science of isometrics, as well as how to create new and fun isometric exercises.
30/01/202330 minutes 45 seconds
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Everything is a Core Exercise

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, explore the importance of core training, the anatomy that makes up this area of the body, as well as how, and why, every exercise can and must be considered a core exercise.   Let our NASM Master Instructors give you a new understanding of the function of the core, as well as how to make every exercise a core exercise. It’s time to get right down to the core! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3QOqoff
23/01/202338 minutes 14 seconds
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You Asked, We Answered

Who doesn’t love a nice Q&A to start the new year? On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, review questions many of you have asked via email, or on the NASM - Certified Personal Trainer Facebook page.  They’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to the questions you have, as it is our goal to help you feel even more confident in your career, as well as your ability to transform the lives of your clients.   Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3ICWxnV
17/01/202337 minutes 9 seconds
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Fitness Myths Debunked

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, separate fact from fiction with several popular fitness myths which continue to circulate within the industry.   Trainers will be faced with navigating trends that suddenly become the new hot fitness method, or simply breaking the norm of ideas that have been accepted but are not backed up with science. This episode will deep dive into the value of critical thinking, while using the NASM-OPT Model as a framework for processing all decision making.   Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3ZdBoH2
09/01/202334 minutes 57 seconds
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Lateral Subsystems

In “Master Instructor Roundtable,” Regional Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts further explore the anatomy and function of the Lateral Subsystem.  Having a greater understanding of this group of muscles which supplies support and movement in the frontal plane, its primary roles in human movement, and effective exercise progressions to challenge the Lateral Subsystem will allow you to train your clients more effectively. This is one episode you don’t want to miss! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3i38BUS
02/01/202328 minutes 2 seconds
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Foot & Ankle Impairments

If the foot and ankle aren’t functioning properly, it’s difficult for the rest of the kinetic chain to follow suit. In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts will discuss not only feet and ankles laterally rotating, but also detail what commonly happens at the arch of the foot. They’ll also deep dive into mobility assessments, specific examples of solutions tables, several visional demonstrations on how to correct these impairments, why it’s important to reassess every 4-6 weeks and much more! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3GcVg5w
26/12/202245 minutes 30 seconds
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Do This, Not That: Series II

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail commonly used exercises that, with just a few tweaks, drastically increase their overall effectiveness, while reducing chances of injury.  Program design is all about maximizing your client's fitness outcomes while minimizing the chance for any type of setback. On this "Do This, Not That" series you will learn how Marty and Wendy breakdown workouts and implement the most impactful exercises possible.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3BB0FAO
19/12/202232 minutes 55 seconds
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CEU Review

On this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts unpack all things Continuing Education. They will not only review what your bi-annual CEU requirements are, but also explore the value of continuing education, how best to road map your educational journey to maximize your career and the results you and your clients see every day!     Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3h3TvxC
12/12/202243 minutes 10 seconds
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Get a Grip

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail the importance of grip strength. They will review pertinent research that reveals the importance of maintaining or developing grip strength to reduce injuries, improve performance, and maintain overall health as we age. In addition, sample exercises and programming will be provided in accordance with the OPT Model.  So, tighten up that grip, and join us for this can’t-miss episode! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3ijNaP8
05/12/202234 minutes 47 seconds
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Human Movement: A Review of the Four Subsystems

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail the four interdependent, but interconnected, subsystems that help to make up the global musculature system, which is predominantly responsible for human movement.   Increasing your knowledge of how the four subsystems produce and reduce force as it pertains to ideal movement patterns across the OPT Model will help you train yourself and your clients like never before! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3Ox8oVO
28/11/202246 minutes 5 seconds
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Applying Suspension Training to the OPT Model

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, Physical Therapist Chris Nentarz, who has years of clinical experience and is focused on the value and implementation of suspension training within the entire NASM OPT Model.  Whether you train clients who have traditional fitness goals, aspiring /elite athletes, or others who need a strong focus on Corrective Exercise, this episode is for you.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3UFc7mj
21/11/202232 minutes 39 seconds
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Assessments

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts Wendy outline and explore the key assessments which are a critical part of the NASM.  As both Wendy and Marty always say, “If you are not assessing you are guessing!” This episode details an in-depth review of these evaluations, as well as the relevant information they provide to you as a fitness professional. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3fXreZ3
14/11/202239 minutes 52 seconds
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NASM-Trained Paralympic Athlete Nate Riech

 In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by Nathan Riech, who is a paralympic runner and athlete for Team Canada, and specializes in the 1500m. Last year, Nate became a Paralympic Champion at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics.  The trio will explore how the NASM-OPT Model has played a crucial role in Nate’s athletic success, as well as his long-term interests, and goals, outside of running.  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3zy2wW2
07/11/202237 minutes 8 seconds
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NASM’s International Review

As the global leader in fitness education and certification, NASM continues to grow at the international level. In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” Regional Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts, share their personal fitness experiences from the international growth in countries such as Egypt, UAE, and Germany.  We continue to span the globe to share NASM’s practices in fitness education and certification! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the physique and bodybuilding world. Become an NASM Physique and Bodybuilding Coach and you will be delivered your next step in fitness programming knowledge to meet the needs of bodybuilding and physique clients. https://bit.ly/3syCRbJ
31/10/202225 minutes 54 seconds
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Introduction to NASM's Physique and Bodybuilding Coach program

After nearly four years in the making, and one year of development, NASM's Physique and Bodybuilding Coach (NASM-PBC) program is finally here! Join hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts, on this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable” as they talk shop with Dr. Guillermo Escalante, lead subject matter expert for the course, and Mike Fantigrassi, NASM's own Senior Director of Product Development. They'll dive into the nuts and bolts of the course, why the desire (and need) to launch it, who contributed to its development and why that's so impactful, how this can benefit your business as a fitness professional or even your personal physique goals, and so much more! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3eN1y0L
24/10/202245 minutes 28 seconds
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Running 101

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller share personal running stories, discuss common injuries associated with the exercise, important phases of training, recovery, and much more. Run into the knowledge and widen your gate on everything you’ll need for yourself and your clients! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3Mroj6H
17/10/202240 minutes 25 seconds
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Lower Body Progressions

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” NASM Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, detail how to safely and effectively create lower body workout progressions using four of the most commonly used exercises. In addition, application to the OPT Model and all three planes of motion will be discussed.  This is one deep dive discussion you definitely don’t want to miss! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3e9JZYs
10/10/202245 minutes 7 seconds
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Online Education on Your Time

Do you want to learn more about ways to move your fitness career to the next level? Well, you’ve come to the right place. On “Master Instructor Roundtable,” NASM Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, Dr. Jeffery Hatton from PennWest. Dr. Hatton will detail multiple online programs to fit everyone’s needs, as well as discuss valuable information surrounding how you can earn your bachelors, masters and/or doctorate degree while still being able to work and care for your family. This is a webinar you won’t want to miss!  The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3E306BE
03/10/202236 minutes 31 seconds
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NASM All-Stars: Optima 2022 Roundtable

Never have all six of our incredible NASM Podcast Network hosts appeared on one show together. Until now. Join Wendy Batts, Angie Miller, Darlene Marshall, Marty Miller, Ken Miller, and Rick Richey for this unique, in-depth look into health and fitness, as well as a full preview of each hosts’ Optima 2022 virtual presentations. Get the best of all worlds and check out this one-of-kind presentation with all your favorite NASM hosts and personal trainers! Don’t forget, Optima 2022 takes place October 13-15. Get all the details here https://www.nasm.org/optima-2022. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3BYOoXp
26/09/202238 minutes 23 seconds
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The Science of BFR Training

On this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts, discuss a popular fitness and performance trend, Blood Flow Restriction, with featured guest, David Marshall. David, Co-Founder & CEO of Suji, details a myriad of topics, like the history of (BFR), applications in fitness and sports performance, and the science that makes BFR such an interesting new application that needs to be examined.   Make sure you catch this episode to help expand your personal training repertoire! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3qJNcQZ
19/09/202243 minutes 28 seconds
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NASM’s Updated Women’s Fitness Specialization

Is training woman much different than training men? In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts unpack NASM’s newly updated Women’s Fitness Specialization. Joining them are featured guests, Brian Sutton, NASM Senior Content Development Manager, and Stacey Penney, NASM Product Manager, to help deep dive into key topic areas relevant to women’s health and fitness, as well as what’s new with the course, how this specialization can elevate your business, and much more! The NASM Elite Trainer Bundle currently contains the following programs: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialization, Certified Nutrition Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialization, Behavior Change Specialization and Certified Group Fitness Instructor. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting
12/09/202237 minutes 11 seconds
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Hidden Gems: Part III

It’s back by popular demand! In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, unpack the concept of more "Hidden Gem" exercises which provide major benefits that are frequently overlooked, but can have a high impact on targeting key movement patterns for clients.    This episode uncovers those “Hidden Gems” and helps make training more fun, as well as more impactful. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3AtMBrh
06/09/202239 minutes 30 seconds
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Health Span Versus Life Span

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, discuss a growing topic, health span verses life span. We all want to live a long life, but not at the expense of our health. Aging is inevitable, however, if we can live healthier for a longer period, why wouldn't we? Let the NASM Master Instructors help you live your longest and, more importantly, healthiest life! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3QZr40e
29/08/202229 minutes 59 seconds
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Advantages of Sled Pushes

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts explore the advantages and proper techniques of sled pushing for your personal training clientele.   A sled is a great tool to be used within HIIT for both elevating an individual’s heart rate, or to increase caloric expenditure. However, the science behind the weighted sled, as well as form and technique, should be understood completely in order to maximize the training benefits as well as reduce the chance of injury.  This episode will help you push forward your knowledge base on this functional full-body exercise! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3QuUHqd
22/08/202234 minutes 15 seconds
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Special Guest: Therabody Founder Jason Wersland

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” Regional Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts are joined by featured guest, Therabody Founder and Chief Wellness Officer, Dr. Jason Wersland.  After a traumatic motorcycle accident, Wersland searched for a solution to relieve his debilitating pain. Realizing the only viable options to alleviate his issue was prescription medicine or surgery, he designed a device from a power tool to ease his discomfort. That invention became the category-defining percussive therapy device, Theragun. Now rebranded as Therabody, the company offers an ecosystem of wellness solutions that help people feel better and live healthier lives. This inspiring, educational, and thought-provoking episode you don’t want to miss! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being,
15/08/202244 minutes 56 seconds
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New Fitness Tools

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” Regional Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, review a few of the recently released fitness tools that are becoming increasingly popular within the industry.   Understanding a fitness tool and how to safely incorporate within the NASM OPT Model is essential for providing safe and effective results for your clients.   In addition, so many fitness tools can have a wide range of applications within all the phases of the OPT Model, including corrective exercise and performance enhancement strategies.   Keep up to speed with all the latest workout enhancements to hit the market! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3bzkYEF
08/08/202232 minutes 26 seconds
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Closed Chain Shoulder Exercises

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts detail the value of closed chain shoulder exercises through their usual extensive power point presentation.  Closed chain is an exercise where the segment furthest away from the body is fixed, rather than not fixed. Be sure to tune in to learn the difference between open and closed chain exercises for the shoulder and why there are benefits of both.  After this episode you will never look at training shoulders the same! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3zuZrpV
01/08/202241 minutes 36 seconds
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NASM Professional Discounts

Membership has its privileges. After all, who doesn’t love saving some money? In this “Master Trainer Roundtable,” Regional Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts, detail the professional discounts offered through NASM as being a part of the NASM family. These products are NASM partners and can be found once you login to your NASM portal. Why pay full price when you can get discounts off clothes, equipment, and business tools? Be sure to tune in so you are in the know on where you can find these amazing deals! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3yUNk41
25/07/202237 minutes 23 seconds
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The Advantages of Non-Motorized Treadmills

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts discuss the unique applications curved non-motorized treadmills provide in comparison to traditional cardio exercise machine. The NASM Master Instructors will also provide a new prospective on the value of utilizing curved non-motorized treadmills with your clients and in your own training. We hope to see you there! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3asIYsB
18/07/202239 minutes 16 seconds
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Rotational Athletes: The Secret to Power Development

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and Regional Master Instructors, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts highlight the components of power development, how the body is designed to maximize power development, and how each phase of the OPT Model plays a specific and significant role. Come get all the training secrets from the experts who know them best! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3bIMZJF
11/07/202237 minutes 15 seconds
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Advanced Breathing Techniques

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, are joined by featured guest, Michael Watts. Watts will share the benefits of understanding and implementing breathing techniques into each of your clients’ training sessions. Michael is an Applied Sport Scientist and Human Performance expert focused on optimizing the health, wellness, and performance of athletes. He is an integral member of the Human Performance team at Under Armour uncovering the latest research, and insights to help make athletes better. Enjoy this insightful look into advanced breathing techniques! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3y1kRce
05/07/202247 minutes 39 seconds
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Accommodating Resistance

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts detail the principle of accommodating resistance, how to apply it in your training, and how it can be implemented within the entire OPT Model.  A very popular method of applying the concepts of accommodating resistance is with exercise and resistance bands. Resistance bands are an incredibly versatile and provide unique and specific training adaptations in fitness, sports performance, and rehabilitation, however, their true scientific benefits are often overlooked, until now! Bringing you all the knowledge needed to help take your fitness career to the next level! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3HQrNNR
27/06/202233 minutes 51 seconds
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Anterior Oblique Subsystem

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendt Batts take a deeper dive into the anatomy and function of the Anterior Oblique Subsystem (AOS).  Having a greater understanding of the AOS, its primary roles in human movement, and effective exercise progressions to challenge the AOS will allow you to understand movement dysfunction, as well as to train your clients more effectively. Let the Regional Master Instructors help you take your fitness knowledge to the next level! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3MOH8j5
20/06/202225 minutes 15 seconds
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Ultra-Endurance Training

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts joined by featured guest, Dr. Jeff Godin. Dr. Godin, who earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Science/ Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut and his MS in Exercise Science/ Human Performance at Bridgewater State University, is the Head of Fitness Education for Spartan Race. “Dr. J” has competed in, and finished, over 30 ultra-endurance events, including 100-mile endurance runs, Ironman, Spartan Beast, and numerous other marathons, adventure races, and mountain bike marathons.  Get insightful tips to help you train for all your bucket list ultra-endurance events! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3zp4Wqq
13/06/202244 minutes 34 seconds
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Low Back Arch Impairment

Most of the population, at one point or another, will experience low back issues. So, what causes low back arch and what are ways to help clients reduce discomfort and achieve better movement? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this episode, hosts Marty Miller, and Wendy Batts, answer those questions, detail the overhead and single-leg squat assessments, various mobility assessments, as well as site program examples, and much more. Don’t turn your back on this in-depth discussion on the “Master Instructor Roundtable!” The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3PSyWkv
06/06/202243 minutes 27 seconds
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Posterior Oblique Subsystem

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts take a deeper dive into the anatomy and function of the Posterior Oblique Subsystem. Having a greater understanding of the Posterior Oblique Subsystem, its primary roles in human movement, and effective exercise progressions to challenge the POS will allow you to train your clients more effectively. This is definitely an episode you won’t want to miss! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3t1zQ4f
31/05/202237 minutes 6 seconds
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Weightlifting: What, Why, & How it Fits for Everyone

Do you want to learn more about the history of weightlifting, traditional lifts, and how to program weightlifting into your clients’ programs using the OPT Model? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller are joined by featured guest, Rodney Corn to detail a myriad of weightlifting topics. Rodney is the Director of Eleiko Education and has over 30 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and much more. Be sure to come with your questions and we hope to see you there! For more information on Eleiko's Weightlifting Level 1 event in June, click here: https://eleiko.inspire360.com/workshops?name=Weightlifting The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and mor
23/05/202245 minutes 48 seconds
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A Study of Human Performance

On this episode of the "Master Instructor Roundtable," hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts are joined by featured guest, NASM Scientific Advisory Board member and subject matter expert, Dr. Tony Ricci. Dr. Ricci is an Assistant Professor for Health and Human Performance, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience at Nova Southeastern University. For the past 35 years he has dedicated his energies and career to the study of human performance. The trio will discuss Dr. Ricci’s passion for fight science, sports nutrition, and the mental aspects of high performance, as well as his involvement with NASM. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/39UNdN1
16/05/202247 minutes 56 seconds
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Hidden Gems: Part II

Back by popular demand, hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts detail the concept of "hidden gem" exercises which provide major benefits. These programs are often overlooked but can have a high impact on targeting key movement patterns for clients.   Learning how to uncover these “hidden gems” will make training more fun and more impactful.  Let the “Master Instructor Roundtable” uncover new and unique ways to enhance your fitness skillset.  The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3s9zUyl
09/05/202239 minutes 36 seconds
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Arms Fall Forward – Compensation & Program

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts, detail the movement compensation, arms fall forward. You will learn the muscles that are overactive, creating the compensation, as well as the muscles that are under active, which allow the compensation.  The Regional Master Instructors also review a corrective exercise program designed to improve this common compensation.   The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3xVIch6
02/05/202241 minutes 25 seconds
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Knee Moving Inward Compensation

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts discuss a very common movement compensation, knees adduct.  You will learn the muscles that are overactive, creating the compensation, as well as the muscles that are underactive, which allow the compensation. They will also review a Corrective Exercise program designed to improve this common compensation.  You don’t want to miss this knowledge drop! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3xEAMib
25/04/202241 minutes 4 seconds
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Waffle Irons, Weightlifting, and OPT?

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts are joined by featured guest, Rodney Corn, Director of Eleiko Education, on a myriad of topics like the history of weightlifting, weightlifting and the OPT Model, and the impact Corn has had on Wendy and Marty’s career. They will also preview an upcoming 2-day workshop and what to expect if attending the event. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3uDavPq
18/04/202249 minutes 49 seconds
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Lateral Subsystems

 In “Master Instructor Roundtable,” Regional Master Instructors, and hosts, Marty Miller and Wendy Batts further explore the anatomy and function of the Lateral Subsystem.  Having a greater understanding of this group of muscles which supplies support and movement in the frontal plane, its primary roles in human movement, and effective exercise progressions to challenge the Lateral Subsystem will allow you to train your clients more effectively. This is one episode you don’t want to miss!  The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3LMHd6u
11/04/202227 minutes 48 seconds
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Foot & Ankle Impairments

If the foot and ankle aren’t functioning properly, it’s difficult for the rest of the kinetic chain to follow suit. In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts will discuss not only feet and ankles laterally rotating, but also detail what commonly happens at the arch of the foot. They’ll also deep dive into mobility assessments, specific examples of solutions tables, several visional demonstrations on how to correct these impairments, why it’s important to reassess every 4-6 weeks and much more! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3uKnz46
04/04/202245 minutes 14 seconds
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Encore Presentation: A Look Inside the NASM-CPT 7 Model

In this encore presentation, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller take a deep dive inside the new release regarding new terminology, updated research, and program design changes. If you happened to miss this incredible content the first time, here’s your opportunity to catch it again on the “Master Instructor Roundtable!” The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3qy0q3A
28/03/202252 minutes 20 seconds
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Do This, Not That

In this week's “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller outline a few the most popular exercises seen in fitness centers today that are high risk and could lead to potential injury.  The NASM Master Instructors will discuss why these popular exercises should be considered high risk, while providing exercise alternatives that are both safe and effective. Let us help you separate fitness fact from fiction! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3w9OGbm
21/03/202235 minutes 7 seconds
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Deep Longitudinal Subsystem

In this week's “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts, and NASM Master Instructors, Wendy Batts and Marty Martin take a deeper introspective into the anatomy and function of the Deep Longitudinal Subsystem. Having a greater understanding of the anatomy of the DLS, as well as its primary roles in human movement, will allow you to train your clients more effectively. This is one episode you won’t want to miss!  The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/360WeSK
14/03/202244 minutes 25 seconds
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Dynamic Stretching

Simply put, dynamic stretching is a movement-based type of stretching. In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss the purpose of dynamic stretching and best times to incorporate it into your client’s workout. They will cover the importance of using a stretch continuum, along with some of their favorite dynamic exercises they use with their clients and why. Let the “Master Instructor Roundtable” help stretch your personal training knowledge base! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3hviNl4
07/03/202241 minutes 6 seconds
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NASM’s New Senior Fitness Specialist Course

There are several new and exciting things happening here at NASM. In this week’s “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller are joined by NASM Senior Content Development and Production Manager, Brian Sutton, to unveil the newly released Senior Fitness Specialist course. They explore important topics and considerations when training the active, older adult population. Brian will detail select course updates such as the newest assessments, programs, and much more. This is a webinar you won't want to miss! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3vcZLYv
28/02/202244 minutes 42 seconds
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Multi-faceted Fitness Opportunities

Do you have the confidence, education, marketing materials, and experience to offer multiple services? Are you charging what your worth? Are your services supported by your marketing? In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller explore ways to enhance your service offerings to ensure that you are growing your business to support your monetary goals. The “Master Instructor Roundtable” will detail how to charge a premium and expand your opportunities in personal training! The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and you’ll be able to guide and motivate clients to make lasting changes through mental and emotional well-being, recovery, and more. https://bit.ly/3HXPCCz
22/02/202239 minutes 58 seconds
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Hidden Gems

Often, fitness professionals and their clients are short on time, so finding ways to maximize their training is essential in producing the best outcomes.  In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss the concept of "Hidden Gem" exercises and how they look to utilize specific workouts which have a high impact on targeting key movement patterns for their clients.  Learning how to uncover these “hidden gems” will make training more fun and more impactful! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3Jlz0VX
14/02/202238 minutes 29 seconds
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Differentiating CNC and CSNC Courses

When training different populations, one or both courses could be a piece of the puzzle you are missing to enhance your client’s success and help them reach their fitness goals. In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller are joined by featured guest, NASM Senior Content Development and Production Manager, Brian Sutton, to explore the differences between our Certified Nutrition Coach and Certified Sports Nutrition Coach courses. When you have questions, the “Master Instructor Roundtable” provides answers and clarity to help fill your fitness knowledge base! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3ATaf08
07/02/202246 minutes 17 seconds
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NASM CWC Webinar

How can you bridge the gap between a Certified Wellness Coach and a Personal Trainer?  It’s a question many in the fitness industry are looking to answer. In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller, along with featured guest Darlene Marshall, personal trainer and wellness coach, detail what it means to work with clients seeking to hit not only fitness goals, but personal one’s, as well. Darlene will also outline some of the main talking points incorporated in the new NASM Certified Wellness Coach certification and how trainers can offer dual services and empower clients to be find greater self-worth. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3H078FU
31/01/202248 minutes 46 seconds
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Human Movement: A Review of the Four Subsystems

In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail the four interdependent, but interconnected, subsystems that help to make up the global musculature system, which is predominantly responsible for human movement.   Increasing your knowledge of how the four subsystems produce and reduce force as it pertains to ideal movement patterns across the OPT Model will help you train yourself and your clients like never before! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3FIoTbe
24/01/202245 minutes 50 seconds
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Pricing and Cancelation Strategies

It’s a topic many fitness professionals struggle with and can lead to awkward conversations if not communicated professionally. In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail how establishing sound pricing strategies is crucial in the success and growth of your business. In addition, knowing how to communicate both a pricing strategy and cancellation policy to your clients is critical to ensure that you get paid for your time and not taken advantage of when clients cancel at the last minute. Wendy and Marty will share their experiences, while providing an opportunity to have your questions and/or concerns addressed during the episode. We look forward to seeing you there! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3tnCimM
18/01/202235 minutes 20 seconds
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Helping to Set Realistic Resolutions for Your Clients

While weight loss is one of the most popular personal goals set heading into the new year, very few ultimately succeed. In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail, because of unrealistic expectations, why so many goals fail. The Regional Master Instructors also explain the importance of SMART goals, why accountability is so vital to help your clients achieve their desired objectives, and much more! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/334JWak
10/01/202245 minutes 12 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Trainers’ Favorite Exercises

On this special edition of the “Master Instructor Roundtable” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller were joined by two special guests, fellow NASM Master Instructors Andy Hanley and Chris Ecklund, who each took the opportunity to describe one of their favorite exercises. During the discussion each Master Instructor provided specific feedback as to why they chose that exercise, as well as provided specific thoughts and why they feel their exercise should be included in more individuals’ programming.  This encore presentation provides a detailed look into how each MI evaluates exercises and how they create their programs. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3sPeg3R
03/01/202259 minutes 54 seconds
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2021: What We Learned

2021 proved to be a year full of exciting opportunities, as well as unique challenges. In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller reset and recap some of the most impactful sessions discussed, as well as their key takeaways heading into 2022. Use it as a refresher, or fresh knowledge, heading into the New Year! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3efU0jp
27/12/202140 minutes 17 seconds
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Self-Care: Prioritizing Your Health

For those who do not work in the fitness industry, it would seem a bit odd that all too often personal trainers run out of time to place their own health and wellness as a priority, but unfortunately, it happens more often than you think. In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller respond to questions from our viewers regarding self-care and how they prioritize their own health, while working multiple hours with clients striving to reach specific goals. Learn tricks the NASM Regional Master Instructors have developed over the years so they can walk the walk, not just talk the talk! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3dXJJIe PODCAST: https://bit.ly/3DX8leP
20/12/202143 minutes 46 seconds
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Benefits of Becoming an NASM Master Trainer

The possibilities are endless. We’re here to explain why. This “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller are joined by featured guest, NASM Master Trainer, Russell Wynter..  Russell shares his fitness journey, while outlining the benefits he has found by becoming NASM Certified, as well as taking his education to the next level by becoming aMaster Trainer. He will share his insights on running a successful business, as well as a number of other useful tips to help you build your fitness brand and career. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/331Dy3G
13/12/202142 minutes 11 seconds
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Book Club

Knowledge is power. So, it’s time to hit the books. In this episode, NASM Master Instructors, and hosts, Wendy Batts and Marty Miller explore the power of being a passionate reader. It has been well documented that a key trait in highly successful individuals is that they place a high importance on making reading a daily priority.  Wendy and Marty will discuss the importance of creating a reading game plan, the benefits that will inevitably follow, as well as sharing a few of their favorite books, and much more. Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3DeZXqO
06/12/202140 minutes 3 seconds
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Introduction to Certified Wellness Coach (CWC)

After nearly two years in the making, NASM’s largest program ever—Certified Wellness Coach (CWC)—has just been made available for pre-order. Focused on the interaction of mindfulness, movement, recovery & regeneration, nutrition, and more this course will equip professionals with the knowledge and most effective coaching principles and practices to help individuals achieve improved mental, emotional, and physical well-being. In this special edition of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller are joined by NASM product manager Steve Myers, and NASM Content Development and Production Manager, Rich Fahmy. The foursome will discuss why NASM opted to enter the wellness space, what it means to be a wellness coach and the opportunities it can provide, and some common questions about the course. With so many people seeking betterment of body and mind, the time has never been better for you to make your move pursuing a career teaching others the path to wellness.  
24/11/202146 minutes 34 seconds
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Questions from the Group

The formula is simple. You have questions. We have answers. In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review and discuss some of the more popular questions asked on NASM Certified Personal Trainer Facebook page. With over 12,500 members and growing, this page provides an excellent opportunity to network, ask questions, and interact with fellow NASM CPT's. Let the “Master Instructor Roundtable” expand your knowledge base on the topics which will help you make a greater impact in your personal training career!  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3ccEUdh
22/11/202135 minutes 30 seconds
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Back to the Basics

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail questions regarding the NASM OPT Model from you, our loyal listeners!  This NASM Master Instructors will cover the use of the NASM OPT Model regarding basic exercise selection, progressions, regressions, as well as how to continually diversify while always following the foundational scientific principals the OPT Model has been created on, and tested against, for over 20 years.    It’s never a bad time to go, “Back to the Basics.”  Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3omcrYg
15/11/202143 minutes 24 seconds
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Running 101

In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller share personal running stories, discuss common injuries associated with the exercise, important phases of training, recovery, and much more. Run into the knowledge and widen your gate on everything you’ll need for yourself and your clients! CTA: Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3CVM8xS
08/11/202139 minutes 10 seconds
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What We Learned: Optima 2021

Oh, what a week it was! In this encore episode of “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller highlight Optima 2021. The NASM Master Instructors share their key moments from the virtual event which featured more than 60 industry experts and over 100 fitness sessions. Don’t forget, Optima was delivered in a full virtual format, so if you missed it last week, you can register and watch it for the next 60 days! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3jAbqKs
01/11/202128 minutes 22 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Exploring a Proper Push Up & Technique

It’s never too late for a friendly reminder. In this encore episode of “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller uncover the key components in being able to successfully building your clients of all fitness level to safely and effectively perform pushups with ideal form and technique. Help your clients correctly and successfully reach all their fitness goals! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Become an NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3pek4C5
26/10/202151 minutes 34 seconds
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Previewing Optima 2021

The countdown is on to Optima 2021! In this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss how and why this event is an incredible opportunity to grow and network as a fitness professional. They’ll also share unmatched personal experiences at Optima, preview our keynote speaker – Peloton Instructor Tunde Oyeneyin, detail the best way to register for the event, and explore the four session categories. NASM’s free virtual conference, now in its seventh year, is coming October 21st-23rd, but in the meantime learn more about what’s to come at Optima 2021! Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/3lDJmau
18/10/202122 minutes 36 seconds
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Understanding Behavior Change

In this week's “Master Instructor Roundtable,” NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss the Behavior Change Specialist Course and the difference between the art of training verses the science of training. They review different stages of the Transtheoretical Model and how understanding each stage can help create long-term, positive behavior changes with your clients. Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/3DhBhy9
11/10/202141 minutes 2 seconds
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Training for Sport

Training athletes can be tricky and, if not done properly, can lead to a decrease in performance and an increased chance of injury. Often, we try and mimic the sport to help with mechanics, but is that really the correct approach?  In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss concepts for training high-level athletes for their specific sport. Get in the game with a little help from your NASM Master Instructors! Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/3odzhmv
04/10/202142 minutes 43 seconds
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Exercise Motivation

Do you ever wonder what you can say to help your clients stay motivated? Is the tough love approach the best once they state they are committed to a workout regimen but often cancel? In this week's “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss the specific research. Dr. Miller conducted for his Doctorate how individuals perceive exercise differently and knowing how to identify each client's specific motivational strategy can positively impact their fitness outcomes. Get the facts, backed up through detailed research. This is one episode you won’t want to miss! Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/39nULEr
27/09/202150 minutes 55 seconds
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Building Client Rapport Through Subjective Information

In your initial client meeting are you gathering all the information needed to best design programs to help them achieve their fitness goals? Are you asking the right questions?  In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review the importance of gathering subjective information, building positive client rapport, and setting the foundation for a strong client-personal trainer relationship, while focusing on their specific workouts needs.  Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/3nsk1lo
20/09/202143 minutes 26 seconds
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Home Gym Design

In this episode, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review the newly released home gym design course. With the rapid growth in home gyms over the last two years, NASM has gathered content experts to share best practices in the design, implementation, and monetization for personal trainers who are now adding this service to their business.  Let the “Master Instructor Roundtable” enable you to become the best personal trainer you can be! Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/3t0V94S
14/09/202145 minutes 13 seconds
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Let's Get Social

NASM’s Social Media Fitness Influencer course has been uniquely designed for the emerging fitness professional looking to grow their online presence and client reach using social media channels.  In this “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller, will be joined by featured guest, Maricris Lapaix, content expert in this newly released course. The trio will detail how you can make the most of it for yourself and your clients. With so many people turning to social media to find the latest tips on working out, eating right, and keeping their head in the game, there’s never been a better time to make your move in the market! Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/2WEMFop
13/09/202143 minutes 54 seconds
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Nutrition Advice to Maximize Your Training Business

Do your clients want specific nutrition information and you aren’t quite sure how to respond? Are you nervous about what you can or cannot recommend because you are not a Registered Dietitian? In this episode, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Ken Miller, along with featured guest, Kat Barefield, Registered Dietitian and VP of DotFIT Worldwide, detail an in-depth discussion on a myriad of different nutrition topics. Let the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” allow you to feel more comfortable with your approach in helping your clients meet their specific goals! Optima is back! Gain access to 3 full days of learning, networking, and so much more. Oh and did we mention it was FREE?! Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest fitness event. https://bit.ly/3sHR6tV
30/08/202142 minutes 37 seconds
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Cervical Spine – Part II

In the second half of this two-part series, Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review the most common compensations and provide corrective exercise techniques and programming to expand your knowledge when dealing with cervical spine compensation. Get all the information you’ll need from the NASM Master Instructors who know it best! CTA: 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟑𝟏 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. https://bit.ly/3iO2kdh
23/08/202144 minutes 21 seconds
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Cervical Spine – Part I

In this episode, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail the anatomy of the cervical spine complex to provide a comprehensive understanding of how important this region of the body is in overall human movement. The “Master Instructor Roundtable” further explores why this is the most important portion of the vertebral column, plus much more! 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟑𝟏 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. https://bit.ly/3jG4jiS
16/08/202149 minutes 37 seconds
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All About the Shoulder – Part II

In Part II of our shoulder complex series, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review the most common compensations, provide corrective exercise techniques, and programming to increase your knowledge on this region of the body. The “Master Instructor Roundtable” details all of this, and much more, in this comprehensive episode on this important, yet frequently mistreated, part of the body. 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟑𝟏 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. https://nasm.co/2VxWymG
09/08/202143 minutes 43 seconds
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Evolution of Athlete Health & Performance in the NBA/Pro Sports

Many clients aspire to train like professional athletes but may not fully appreciate what goes into optimizing health and performance in elite sports. In this special edition of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” hosts Wendy Batts, and Tony Ambler-Wright, are joined by featured guests Aaron Nelson and Mike Elliott--two of the world's best when it comes to maximizing athletic performance and staying healthy in the process. Topics will include what it takes to be a practitioner in elite sports, the goings on day-to-day behind the scenes to keep pro athletes in peak physical condition and injury-free, how athlete care has progressed over time, and what you can apply to optimize movement, performance, recovery, and longevity. 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲. 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬. Facebook: https://nasm.co/2Wq16ff
02/08/20211 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds
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All About the Shoulder – Part I

Your shoulders are a vital, yet often neglected, part of your body. In this episode, NASM Master Instructors Marty Miller and Wendy Batts review the anatomy of the shoulder complex to provide a detailed understanding of how important the region of the body is in overall human movement. Let the “Master Instructor Roundtable” shoulder the load in the first of this comprehensive two-part series. 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰! https://nasm.co/3hUZG4Q)
26/07/202138 minutes 21 seconds
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Building a Successful Business

Are you considering opening your own business but don’t know where to start? Are your doors open but want ideas on how to expand your offerings and market your specialties? In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller, along with featured guests, and fellow NASM Master Instructors, Annie Malaythong, and Andy Hanley, detail ways to enhance your business and navigate the entrepreneurial aspects of the fitness industry. Plus, what you may need for the front and back end of the business and everything in-between! 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐫𝐞-𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞-𝟏𝟓 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫. 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝟏𝟎 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲. https://nasm.co/2UHDH8m
19/07/20211 hour 43 seconds
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Corrective Exercise Specialist Updates

In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller detail the latest NASM CES content. The Regional Master Instructors will explore the most recent mobility assessments and research regarding the four steps of the CES continuum. Plus, how to blend this model to fit any phase of training to help your client move, feel, and perform their best! This and much more on the “Master Instructor Roundtable!” With people re-emerging, looking to shed the quarantine-15 and having a greater focus on health and wellness, fitness professionals are needed now more than ever. Help them all with one of 10 FREE NASM mini courses available for a limited time only. https://nasm.co/2UzeqNm
12/07/202155 minutes 12 seconds
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A Look Inside the NASM-CPT 7 Model

NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller take a deep dive inside the new release regarding new terminology, updated research, and program design changes. This is one episode you don’t want to miss! 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/3jCXwYG
05/07/202151 minutes 20 seconds
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The Importance of Stretching

Do you take care of your body before and after workouts to maximize performance and help achieve your fitness goals? For some, that’s a stretch. NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller, along with special guest Dr. Kyle Stull, NASM Content Development Manager, detail various flexibility techniques, including static, dynamic, assisted stretching, and many more. We promise not to stretch the truth on this episode of the “Master Instructor Roundtable!” Learn more about stretching for FREE with NASM's 'The Scientific Rationale for Stretching" Mini Course. https://nasm.co/3vRWJpw) Ready to start working as a Stretching and Flexibility Coach? NASM's new specialization has you covered too. Plus, save 40% now! https://nasm.co/3qixADe
28/06/202144 minutes 34 seconds
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Five Stages of Cardiovascular Training

Host Wendy Batts and Marty Miller continue their recent discussion on cardio training, focusing in on five different stages.  The NASM Master Instructors detail how each stage can be utilized and incorporated in client’s workout regimens to enhance their overall cardiovascular health. So catch your breath and let the “Master Instructor Roundtable” help quench your thirst for knowledge when it comes to cardio techniques!   𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑵𝑨𝑺𝑴'𝒔 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒕. 𝑷𝒍𝒖𝒔, 𝒈𝒆𝒕 .3 𝑵𝑨𝑺𝑴 𝑪𝑬𝑼𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑺𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒖𝒑 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒆! https://nasm.co/35hUvF7
21/06/202146 minutes 49 seconds
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An In-Depth Look at Cardio Assessments

In this episode, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review the cardiovascular assessments covered in the current CPT textbook. The NASM Master Instructors explain why these evaluations are frequently underutilized or overlooked but can help with maximizing cardiovascular gains for your clients.  𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑵𝑨𝑺𝑴'𝒔 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒕. 𝑷𝒍𝒖𝒔, 𝒈𝒆𝒕 .3 𝑵𝑨𝑺𝑴 𝑪𝑬𝑼𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑺𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒖𝒑 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒆! https://nasm.co/3x7LrOK
14/06/20211 hour 1 minute 45 seconds
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Part II: All About the Knee

In the second installment of this series, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller continue their discussion on this vital joint.  Wendy and Marty explore the most common compensations and provide corrective exercise techniques and programming to increase your knowledge on dealing with faulty movement patterns at the knee.  𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑵𝑨𝑺𝑴'𝒔 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒕. 𝑷𝒍𝒖𝒔, 𝒈𝒆𝒕 .3 𝑵𝑨𝑺𝑴 𝑪𝑬𝑼𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑺𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒖𝒑 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒕'𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒆! https://nasm.co/2Rgz9Vd
04/06/202140 minutes 49 seconds
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Part I: The Knee

NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller open their two-part series on one of the largest and most complex joints in the body.  In this episode, Wendy and Marty will review the anatomy of the knee to provide a comprehensive understanding of how important this region of the body is in overall human movement.  This Master Instructor Roundtable will also cover common compensations and what to look for to help with proper programming. 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 & 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗼𝗮𝗺 𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲. 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆'𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗲. https://nasm.co/3bXV22B
01/06/202153 minutes 42 seconds
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Acute Variables

In this episode, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller explore and examine acute variables, which are an integral component of the OPT model, as well as maximizing the scientific benefits of each phase of training. Following the acute variables as designed is essential in eliciting superior results while training. Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month with our FREE Metabolic Training mini course. Don't miss your chance to claim one before they're gone. (FACEBOOK: https://nasm.co/3bDnNRV)
24/05/202152 minutes 8 seconds
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Part II: Foot & Ankle

In Part Two of our series, NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller review the most common foot and ankle compensations, as well as provide corrective exercise techniques and programming in order to increase your knowledge on how to deal with foot and ankle impairments. The Master Instructor Roundtable helps you expand your footing through in-depth discussion on the structure and functions of these two key components of the body! Some of the best things in life are FREE. That's why NASM is offering you new courses each month for $0. Don't miss your chance to claim yours. https://nasm.co/33nzxni
17/05/202146 minutes 38 seconds
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Part I: Foot & Ankle

Hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts explore one of the most important parts of your body – the foot and ankle complex. In Part One of this two-part series, the NASM Master Instructors explore the anatomy of the bones and muscles and how it can impact the arch, as well as number of movement assessments, and much more. Let the Master Instructor Roundtable help you put one foot in front of the other foot when it comes to better understanding these key components!
10/05/202150 minutes 23 seconds
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NASM Health & Wellness Platform

𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! (FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3aGsv12) In this episode, hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts explore all NASM has to offer. The Master Instructors will discuss the NASM educational certifications, advanced credentials and much more. Stay educated, stay informed, and stay entertained in your fitness and career journey!
03/05/202144 minutes 40 seconds
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Part III – Program Design and Squat Progressions

𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮!https://nasm.co/3xcSNl6 In the final installment of the series, Marty and Wendy go in-depth on different types of squat workout designs and proper progressions and regressions to help maximize prime mover activation. The NASM Master Instructors will also share their main takeaways and other useful tips when teaching and training this exercise. After this session, you will never look at squatting the same way again! In this Master Instructor Roundtable, Wendy and Marty will discuss variations of program design utilizing the squat and proper progressions and regressions to help maximize prime mover activation. After this session, you will never look at squatting the same way again!
27/04/202153 minutes 55 seconds
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Part II – Common Flaws and Squat Variations

𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/2QkG0vU In the second installment of their three-part series, hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts explore frequent errors and different types of the squat. The NASM Master Instructors explore topics that are often questioned and help avoid confusion when performing this popular exercise. Let Marty and Wendy help you separate the dos from the don’ts!
20/04/202151 minutes 57 seconds
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Part I – Deconstructing the Squat

NASM is offering FREE courses all month long. Don't miss your chance. Claims yours today! https://nasm.co/31Txdn6) In the first installment of this three-part series, hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts deconstruct the components of the squat. The NASM Master Instructors will explain why the squat, when done properly, can be extremely beneficial to helping your clients reach their individual fitness goals. They also break down portions of the exercise to help improve efficiency when performing this compound movement pattern. Marty and Wendy get you ready to bend those knees and build those leg muscles – the right way!
13/04/202151 minutes 32 seconds
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Part three: Program design for the hip complex

NASM is offering free courses in the month of April. Claim yours before they're gone. https://nasm.co/3sMvMTb In part three of the series Wendy and Marty will demonstrate how to use the OPT Model to create programs focused on improving hip function in all phases of training. 
06/04/202156 minutes 43 seconds
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Part II - The Importance of the Hip

In the second installment of this three-part series, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss life and sport, in relation to the hips. The two go in-depth on how dysfunction can frequently lead to knee, back, and shoulder injuries. Plus, they discuss how your hips help stabilize your entire body, the importance of the gluteus maximus and glute in performance, and much more. Let the Master Instructor Roundtable help get you hip-notized! NASM is Offering FREE courses. Claim yours today before it's too late! http://bit.ly/3ro46CZ
30/03/202144 minutes 47 seconds
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Part I – It’s All in the Hips

As one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, the hip's importance and function cannot be overstated. In this webinar, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller open their three-part series on the joint, including a thorough overview of the anatomy of the hip, its function, mobility assessments, and much more. It's still hip to be square, so make sure not to miss this episode of the Master Instructor Roundtable! NASM is Offering FREE courses. Claim yours today before it's too late! http://nasm.co/3lxClGv
23/03/202146 minutes 25 seconds
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Exercises: Overrated or Not?

When in doubt, leave it up to the experts, right? On this edition of the Master Instructor Roundtable, hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller are again joined by fellow NASM Master Instructors Andy Hanley and Chris Ecklund. Each will share a specific exercise individually, and then the group will discuss or possibly debate if it’s overrated. You don’t want to miss this one! NASM is Offering FREE courses. Claim yours today before it's too late! http://nasm.co/3qzBlme
11/03/202151 minutes 26 seconds
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Trainers' Favorite Exercises

On this edition of the Master Instructor Roundtable Wendy and Marty will be joined with two special guests, fellow NASM Master Instructors Andy Hanley and Chris Ecklund, who will each take the opportunity to describe one of their favorite exercises. During the discussion each Master Instructor will provide specific feedback as to why they choose that particular exercise as well as provide specific thoughts as to why they feel their exercise should be included in more individuals programming . This addition of the Master Instructor Roundtable will provide you a detailed look into how each MI evaluates exercises and how they create their programs. March is Nutrition Month. Don't miss your chance to get one FREE course each week from NASM. http://nasm.co/3rh7yjx)
09/03/202158 minutes 17 seconds
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Program Design: Leveling Up the Pushup

Join Marty Miller and Wendy Batts for the latest Master Instructor Roundtable where you will learn how to create push up progressions and regressions for all phases of the OPT Model while taking a deeper look at many of the common push up variations that are utilized in the gym each and every day.
02/03/202150 minutes 5 seconds
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Exploring a proper pushup and technique

In this Master Instructor Roundtable Wendy and Marty will uncover the key components in being able to successfully building your clients of all fitness level to safely and effectively perform pushups with ideal form and technique. Want a quick, easy and affordable way to change your life? Hit the ground running with the most revolutionary personal training program ever developed and start transforming lives from 9 to 99 with the all-new Certified Personal Training program. http://nasm.co/2NEnDRm
23/02/202149 minutes 31 seconds
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How to Interview for a Training Job

Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer is an important first step in having a successful career within the fitness industry. However, it is crucial to have a great approach to establishing yourself as a highly desirable Fitness Professional to potential employers during the interview process. In this week's Master Instructor Roundtable Wendy and Marty will share successful interviewing strategies that will allow you to separate yourself as a can't miss hire during the interview process. Become an even more hirable Personal Trainer with our FREE virtual coaching mini course. http://nasm.co/2Z1W3jo
16/02/202155 minutes 41 seconds
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Burpee Basics Part 3 - Building up to a Burpee

Part 3 Program Design- In this Master Instructor Roundtable, hosts Marty Miller and Wendy Batts discuss the concept of program design regarding the burpee and its progressions and regressions. They'll also discuss how burpees can safely and effectively be a part of almost all your clients' programs. After this session you will never look at burpees in the same way! February is National Heart Month. Celebrate with a free course each week from NASM. http://nasm.co/3cFo7Be
09/02/202147 minutes 15 seconds
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Burpee Basics Part 2 - Building up to a Burpee

In this Master Instructor Roundtable , hosts Wendy Batts and Marty Miller discuss the common compensations that occur when individuals perform burpees before properly progressions are achieved will be identified, as well as other assessments that can help to identify kinetic chain movement compensations will be discussed in order to make burpee training a fun and progressive process. Start the new year off right with our FREE course, "The Science Behind Effective Weight Loss." This 5-part mini course covers topics like metabolism, nutrition, exercise, psychology, behavior change, and finally, how you can put it all together. Sign up today! http://nasm.co/2NCMjcX
02/02/20211 hour 2 minutes 53 seconds
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Burpee Basics - Anatomy of a Burpee

One of the most beloved or at times hated exercises within the fitness industry is the burpee. It can be a great exercise when utilized properly, and can be deconstructed so that portions of the burpee can be developed in order to improve individual's efficiency. Join Marty Miller and Wendy Batts for this Master Instructor Round Table. The first in a three-part series discussing burpees. Start the new year off right with our FREE course, "The Science Behind Effective Weight Loss." This 5-part mini course covers topics like metabolism, nutrition, exercise, psychology, behavior change, and finally, how you can put it all together. Sign up today! http://nasm.co/398ZMS8
26/01/202142 minutes 36 seconds
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Back to Training Basics

In this Master Instructor Roundtable, Wendy and Marty cover the fundamental components in creating successful and effective programming. Frequently fitness professionals lose sight of the most important, impactful, and relevant training components to make their training sessions fun and entertaining. This Master Instructor Roundtable will allow you to re-focus on the basics to maximize your clients' training outcomes. Start the new year off right with our FREE course, "The Science Behind Effective Weight Loss." This 5-part mini course covers topics like metabolism, nutrition, exercise, psychology, behavior change, and finally, how you can put it all together. Sign up today! http://nasm.co/35YsW4v
19/01/20211 hour 5 minutes 25 seconds
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Small Group Training - Utilizing the OPT Model

The OPT model is the most versatile evidence-based training methodology in the fitness industry. Often fitness professionals first learn to apply the OPT Model for one-on-one training sessions. With the popularity of small group training fitness professionals at times lose sight of the scientific principles of the OPT Model and simply focus training groups at high intensities. In this episode, Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller take you through how to set up a small group training session that is focused on the Power Phase of the OPT Model. Start the new year off right with our FREE course, "The Science Behind Effective Weight Loss." This 5-part mini course covers topics like metabolism, nutrition, exercise, psychology, behavior change, and finally, how you can put it all together. Sign up today! http://nasm.co/3b4Eerb
05/01/202152 minutes 23 seconds
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The Fitness Year in Review

Join Regional Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller as they wrap up 2020 and take a look back on what was learned in the fitness industry. FREE MINI COURSE: With NASM’s Science Behind Effective Weight Loss mini course, you’ll learn the appropriate methods to lose weight efficiently. http://bit.ly/3nWtRJs
30/12/20204 minutes 1 second
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How to Incorporate Corrective Exercise with Small Group Training

Join NASM Master Instructors Prentiss Rhodes, Wendy Batts, and Marty Miller as they breakdown how to integrate corrective exercise into your small group training. The three will touch on the desired outcome for trainers and clients, the assessments needed, programming and so much more.  
15/12/202057 minutes 7 seconds
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How to Help Clients with Tech Neck

From text messaging to video games to streaming YouTube videos like this one, we’re all guilty of straining our necks and our eyes to stay engaged with the world around us. And while doing so keeps us informed and connected, it also adds fuel to the fire around what’s known as tech neck.   Join NASM Master Instructors and hosts Prentiss Rhodes, Wendy Batts, and Dr. Marty Miller for a discussion on Tech Neck. They'll touch on what it is, the key muscles involved, how to assess it, and how to program for it to help your clients.  Download our FREE 'Importance of Stretching' Mini Course and learn why stretching is a fundamental basis for the Corrective Exercise Specialization, as well as the scientific rationale behind the discipline. https://nasm.co/37M6pHZ  Podcast ⏱Timestamps:  1:30 An Introduction to Tech Neck  6:45 Key Muscles Involved  12:30 Assessment Tips  20:10 Considering Results  23:50 Corrective Exercise Continuum  45:25 Key Takeaways  53:40 Open Q&A
08/12/202056 minutes 10 seconds
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The Importance of Proper Glute Training - Part 2

In Part 2, Wendy and Marty will review many of the most used glute targeting exercises fitness enthusiasts and fitness professionals use each day. A deep dive into proper form, progressions, and regressions will be explored to help you maximize your and or your client's glute training.  Have you heard about the newest specialization that was announced at Optima? With the new Virtual Coaching Specialization, NASM provides you with all the knowledge you need to succeed in a digital world. Coach clients online today. https://nasm.co/3jjX3qK  ⏱Timestamps:  2:40 The Importance of Glute Training  7:15 Anatomy Review  9:20 Importance of Triple Flexion  11:00 Biomechanics  18:15 Floor Bridge  26:10 Rear Kickbacks  29:20 Lateral Band Walking  34:40 Side-Lying Hip Abductor  38:05 Hinging Patterns  44:35 Kettlebell Swings  51:25 Single-Leg Squat (a.k.a. Pistols)  55:30 Lunges  57:20 Step-Ups  1:01:30: Key Takeaways  1:03:00: Open Q&A  💪Relevant NASM Certifications  Corrective Exercise Specializ
01/12/20201 hour 11 minutes 12 seconds
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The Importance of Glute Training

The unfortunate truth about lower-body workouts is that many people work out for purely cosmetic reasons. Yes, glutes are important for the all-around aesthetic appeal, but there is actually a purpose behind training them that goes far beyond having a great bottom. Join NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts, Marty Miller, and Prentiss Rhodes as they discuss the actual functions of the glute complex and proper exercise progressions and regressions regarding ideal glute training. Become a Corrective Exercise Specialist. NASM has everything you need to specialize and start preventing client injuries. https://bit.ly/3lIPxHP ⏱Timestamps:  2:40 An Introduction to Glute Training  3:45 The Importance of Glute Training  11:30 Anatomy Lessons 17:10 Assessments to Consider  25:50 Impaired Glute Performance 31:00 Programming Variables  42:00 Hip Flexibility  43:30 Total Glute Activation  51:30 Key Takeaways  54:40 Open Q&A 💪Relevant NASM Certifications  Performance Enhancement Specialization: http
18/11/202058 minutes 52 seconds
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Personal Trainer Basics: Power Phase

NASM Master Trainers Prentiss Rhodes, Wendy Batts, and Marty Miller talk about the Power Phase of the OPT Model. They address: - Should everyone do Phase 5? Why isn’t this optional? - Do you have to perform 1-5 reps in the strength portion? - What are some alternatives to using a wall or MB? I don’t have a wall in my gym and it seems that you need to have this to perform the explosive exercises - And much more!  Download the program they reference on this episode: https://nasm.co/3n6NVbh You can master the OPT Model and so much more. Become a member of NASM Connected today. 
10/11/20201 hour 26 seconds
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Personal Training Basics: OPT Phases 2-4

Host and Master Instructor Prentiss Rhodes is joined by NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller for a live trainer roundtable. The three will discuss the ins and outs of Phases 2, 3, and 4 in the OPT™ Model. Want CEUs for listening to this? Join NASM Connected and get access to this CEU quiz and hundreds of others. Find out how today. https://nasm.co/3je2sQ6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/
03/11/20201 hour 4 minutes 30 seconds
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Personal Trainer Basics: Stabilization and Endurance

Host and Master Instructor Prentiss Rhodes is joined by NASM Master Instructors Wendy Batts and Marty Miller for a live trainer roundtable. The three will discuss the ins and outs of Phase 1, the stabilization and endurance phase, in the OPT™ Model. Download the Referenced slides here: https://nasm.co/31D3AXp Want CEUs for listening to this? Join NASM Connected and get access to this CEU quiz and hundreds of others. Find out how today. https://nasm.co/3je2sQ6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/
27/10/20201 hour 13 minutes 9 seconds