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The NASM-CPT Podcast With Rick Richey

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 seasons, 381 episodes, 15 hours 7 minutes
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Are you studying to become a personal trainer or just started your training career? NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey takes listeners on an informative and engaging journey to help establish a solid foundation in your fitness path.
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NASM MythBusters with Andre Adams

Let’s get to the bottom of a few NASM fallacies. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick Richey switches seats, from host, to guest, in this episode swap with “Peak Physique” host, NASM MT, and IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Andre Adams. The two explore certain exercise effectiveness, muscle anatomy and joint action, as well as share advice and insight on which are legit, and which are all hype. 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/42VVHuL
29/02/202448 minutes 36 seconds
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OPT Model: Phase I – Stabilization Endurance

It’s time to get down to the meat and potatoes of the OPT Review. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into the first level, and first phase, of the Model. Dr. Richey shares his in-depth, and unique, insights straight from NASM’s source itself on this specific training which uses high repetitions and proprioceptively enriched activities. 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/49OXiVy
27/02/202428 minutes 35 seconds
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OPT Model: Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ)

In this section of the OPT Model we zero in on the speed, agility, and quickness pieces of the workout, commonly referred to as “SAQ.” Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, defines all three, as well as cites specific workouts to further enhance your knowledge and grow your understanding of these specifics in your personal training career. If you’ve liked what you’ve heard in Dr. Richey’s OPT Model reviews, please share this episode, and any others, with a friend. Keep inspiring people to fitness! 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/42P6VRJ
22/02/202422 minutes 22 seconds
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OPT Model: Plyometrics

The OTP Model review rolls on – this time focusing on plyometric training. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores how plyometric training falls into the different levels of the OPT Model. Dr. Richey will start by defining plyometrics, cites key takeaways from NASM’s research on the topic, and deep dives into the three different types of plyometrics. 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/3T35MCM
20/02/202413 minutes 28 seconds
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OPT Model: Balance

Now it’s time to balance things out. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, defines balance, details how balance training helps reduce athletic performance injuries, explores balance-specific exercises, and many more useful tidbits to help your clients improve balance and, in the process, gain strength through greater balance stability. 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/3I0h2ts
15/02/202414 minutes 23 seconds
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OPT Model: Core

Let the OPT Model knowledge drop continue with an in-depth look at your core. On this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, identifies what the core is and why it’s vital to strengthen these muscles. Dr. Richey also cites examples of core-specific workouts to help improve total body strength and balance, as well as how medicine balls can build core strength, 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/42JWQFB
13/02/202416 minutes 49 seconds
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OPT Model: Flexibility

Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work in the OPT Model, focusing in on flexibility. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, discusses the flexibility continuum, as well as where certain stretches and exercises fit into the model. He also explains corrective flexibility, tips to maximize your stretches, and other fitness direction to help your clients move better and achieve 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/3SL4gFi
08/02/202418 minutes 5 seconds
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OPT Model: Overview

It’s time to kick off a mini-series here on the “NASM-CPT Podcast” focusing specifically on the OPT Model. On this episode host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores the background of the model, how it started, why it was created, and how it’s a combination of both physical therapy, as well as strength and conditioning. Dr. Richey also deeps dives into this integrated model of periodization, citing specific examples and techniques to help expand your knowledge base, or simply serve as a refresher course. 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/4boi4wF
06/02/202419 minutes 6 seconds
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Best Glute Exercises

Let’s focus in on how to shape the ‘ole gluteus maximus. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into four different versions of step ups which show high glute activation and many more researched-based findings to help build that fanny. Dr. Richey will also explore why a variety of exercises is vital to continue to hypertrophy and strengthen those muscles. 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/3Oj4aCg
01/02/202411 minutes 25 seconds
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Free Weights vs. Machines

It’s a debate that’s been taking place for several years. When lifting, which is the better option? On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, puts some muscle into the argument by digging into the researched studies. He details how free weights improves stability, but machine weights often allow to lift heavier, which is more beneficial in sports performance, as well as why often times the best decision is simply based on preferences and 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/3HEaAIi
30/01/202413 minutes 25 seconds
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Mailbag: Should I Fire My Client?

It’s inevitable, not every client you train will be the right fit. So how should you, as a personal trainer, address this? On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, reaches back in the mailbag on this tricky topic. He discusses why an open dialogue and you, the trainer, asking the right questions could help lead to a resolution, how asking your client to schedule with a wellness coach may be beneficial, and why setting a date to officially end the partnership may be help clarify expectations moving forward. 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/4bcS33t
25/01/202419 minutes 39 seconds
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Mailbag: Transitioning Careers into Fitness

So, you’re thinking about making a career change? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, helps transition you through some of the uncertainty, and fears, of pivoting into a non-traditional leap into the fitness industry. Hear plenty of insider tips on making the leap, a few details to consider before your pivot, and why it’s vital to get certified in advance of your move. 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/3O9Hrsb
23/01/202423 minutes 21 seconds
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Options if I Don’t Want to Work in a Gym Anymore

Are you just starting your personal training journey, and not entirely sure if the traditional gym environment is the right place for you? Well, you’ve come to the right place. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, provides 10 options if you’d like to continue training, but the gym may not be the right vibe for you – for one reason or another. From pursuing work as a physical therapy assistant, to exploring a hospital fitness facility, to even possibly going independent. Don’t worry, there are options. You provide the questions; Dr. Richey provides the answers! 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/3S1gQ1u
18/01/202424 minutes 37 seconds
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Do I Need to Static Stretch to Increase Range of Motion?

It’s time to dip back into Dr. Richey’s mailbag with a question which will hopefully help you stretch your knowledge base as a personal trainer. See what we did there? On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, separates fact from fiction when it comes to tight muscles, explains why finding the right intensity of the stretch is so vital, cites detailed research findings for a better understanding, plus personal examples on the topic from Rick’s accomplished career in industry training. 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/3RXQTzV
16/01/202424 minutes 21 seconds
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NASM GLP-1 Evidence-based Review

This topic is a personal one to host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, who is a diabetic. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick, along with featured guest, NASM CES & PES, and clinical researcher, Dr. Scott Cheatham, unpack the hot, and controversial, topic of cosmetic weight loss. They explore the evidence-based findings of Cheatham, and other subject matter experts, of these GLP-1 class of medications, why people who really don’t need these prescriptions are able to get them, the expectations of individuals who take this medicine, and much, 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/3Sb5sRT
11/01/202432 minutes 47 seconds
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What to Do if a Gym Isn’t Right for Me

Sometimes, for one reason or another, it just doesn’t feel right. As new personal trainers, gyms simply don’t fit or meet our needs. On this “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into some of the obstacles involved when finding the place which makes the most sense for you, especially if you are balancing kid’s schedules and other family obligations. Plus, a handful of other tips, including being willing to compromise a bit, to help get your personal training journey off to a good start. 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/3H96U0K
09/01/202418 minutes 35 seconds
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How Much of a Break Can I Take?

It’s a question many personal trainers have asked themselves. The work-vacation schedule can be a delicate, and often difficult, one to balance. On this episode of the “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, details some strategies to allow yourself a break, while also keeping in sync with your clients – especially around popular holidays for down time. Plus, ways to take some time off for yourself around the shorter, summer holiday calendar, as well. 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/48Gixs4
04/01/202415 minutes 5 seconds
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The Case for New Year’s Resolutions

In the simplest form, it’s quite simple. We want people to want to be more fit. In the “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, focuses in on why new year’s resolutions are so important, why many don’t believe in them, why it’s key to celebrate the small success rate, compared to the larger fail rate, and why it’s important to focus on what you can, not what you can’t, as a personal trainer. Get your 2024 started right with this episode! 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/48zDlkR
02/01/202421 minutes 57 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) All About the Rotator Cuff

Ever wonder how your arm is kept in your shoulder socket? In this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey gets you familiar with the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, what some of the joint actions are, as well as what they do. Plus, a breakdown of the four rotator cuff muscles, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help answer any questions you may have when it comes to this area of the shoulder in the special holiday bonus presentation!
31/12/202322 minutes 1 second
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(Holiday Bonus) Creating Client Consistency

Consistency is a key ingredient to many aspects of our lives, including fitness. In this holiday bonus episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, discusses a myriad of ways to help build greater consistency with your clients. He’ll explore different coaching steps like planning ahead, celebrating successes, prioritizing your top goals, and many more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help set you up for success in your personal training journey!
30/12/202325 minutes
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(Holiday Bonus) Differentiating Fitness & Wellness

Fitness is a dimension of wellness. In this holiday bonus episode, host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Dr. Mallory Fox, NASM-MT, CES, PES, and CWC, help define fitness from wellness, provide important trainer-client tips, and who to seek out for advice from professionals who are skilled in other dimensions of wellness. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help lead you down the road to bettering your wellness journey!
29/12/202341 minutes 45 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Going Independent as a Trainer

Pivoting in your personal training career can be tough to navigate, especially when deciding the best time to train outside of being an employee at a corporate gym. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey details seven objectives to consider before making the move, as well as shares several different experiences he encountered as he transitioned his training independently and further established his own personal brand in fitness training. Enjoy this special holiday bonus episode as transition into the new year.
28/12/202326 minutes 39 seconds
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Recovery for Performance

The greatest benefits from a workout aren’t from the workout itself, but the recovery period after the workout. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Jackson Corley, Incrediwear Holdings, Inc. Founder, discuss the science-based approach behind the project which leads to increased blood flow, how long it takes for the product to work, and Corley’s near-death experience which led him to the creation of the Incrediwear brand. 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/3TCmppp
27/12/202344 minutes 35 seconds
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Pre & Postnatal Fitness

Someone who is pregnant is most likely preparing for the most physically taxing event of their lives. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Carolyn Appel, PROnatal Fitness Director of Education, deep dive into approaching fitness during pregnancy, common misconceptions about prenatal training, understanding the demands of the body while training before, and after pregnancy, navigating different obstacles through the trimesters, and much more. Please enjoy this encore presentation! 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/3RU6wcL
26/12/202335 minutes 30 seconds
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When a Potential Client Only Wants to Train Once a Week

The personal trainer-client relationship is a unique one. On this episode of the “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into clients only interested in training once a week. He’ll discuss why time and finances play a large role in how often people train, suggestions for trainers on ways to balance these situations, why it’s so important for individuals to work out on their own in between sessions, and why it’s crucial to learn more about what their goals and needs are when training. 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/3tmroQB
21/12/202318 minutes 52 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Importance of Lateral Training

This holiday bonus episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses on how moving side to side can help move your fitness forward. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guests, Brrrn Co-Founders Johnny Adamic, and Jimmy T. Martin, explore all facets of lateral training, why slides boards have become so popular with all different fitness enthusiasts, building and developing their unique Brrrn brand, and much more in this encore presentation!
20/12/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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Special Guest: Legion Founder Mike Matthews

From founding Legion, to his best-selling books, national appearances, and popular podcast, Mike Matthews has found unparalleled success in the supplement space. But it’s his personal journey which makes his professional achievements so unique. On this episode of the “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, sits down with Matthews for an in-depth discussion on how his early days as a trainer and coach evolved into how his science-based approaches and strategies to healthy eating, supplements, and exercise have helped thousands of people build their best body ever. EXCLUSIVE: Use the promo code NASMLEGION at checkout to receive 25% off your total purchase. Shop here: https://legionathletics.com. 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/4aunXbl
19/12/202353 minutes 47 seconds
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General Nutrition

This “NASM CPT Podcast” is all about nutrition. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Exercise Physiologist, Molecular Biologist, and Biostatistician, Dr. Brad Dieter, explore a myriad of topics in and around having a better understanding of eating a healthy and balanced diet. They’ll discuss protein, nutrition fads and their longevity, healthy weight loss advice and tips, and much more valuable nutrition-focused content. 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/47M6jxT
14/12/202350 minutes 29 seconds
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(Holiday Bonus) Solutions Table Review: Foot & Ankle

For the remaining Wednesday's in December, the NASM Podcast Network will be dropping a special encore episode of the "NASM-CPT Podcast." This monologue presentation focuses on the solutions table review for the corrective exercise specialist textbook (second edition), with special emphasis on the foot and ankle complex. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores some of the common imbalances you’re going to see as a fitness professional, ways to correct these issues, Rick’s unique experiences on the topic, and much more. 
13/12/202324 minutes 52 seconds
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OPT Phase 2: Strength Endurance Training

Personal trainers, with help from NASM, are often thriving to better understand why they do what they do. On this “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into strength endurance training - phase 2 of the OPT Model. He’ll discuss why it’s important to include these techniques when training clients, as well as specific examples, from his experiences, of how important these exercises can be to help others reach their personal training goals.  Plus, a little Christmas analogy from Dr. Richey to put a perfect bow on this episode. 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/3NlMCoq
12/12/202324 minutes 59 seconds
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The SAID Principal

The SAID Principal is key when it comes to better understanding the human body and how it functions. On this episode of the “NASM CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explains why this principle is used in our programming decisions, exercise selection decisions, metabolic work, and many other areas in our personal training planning and execution. Plus, a few topic-specific stories and tips from Rick to help you further expand your knowledge. 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/418AFYX
07/12/202313 minutes 48 seconds
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Muscles that Move the Shoulder

This podcast is all about the anatomy of the shoulder. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey identifies what specific muscles move the shoulder joint. He’ll also cite recent research findings, explore the two joints, the acromioclavicular and glenohumeral, which make up the shoulder, as well as share a few personal experiences when working this upper joint of the arm. Enjoy your personalized lesson from the “NASM CPT Podcast!” 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/3T9QtbJ
05/12/202319 minutes 58 seconds
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The Problem with Programming

Programming is a big part of what we do here at NASM. So why does Rick Richey have a problem with it? On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick explains why programming is important for personal training, as well as why it serves as an anchor for NASM, specifically the OPT Model. He’ll also explore why people don’t program, the difficulties of implementing certain programs without experience in the concepts, as well as training improvising with clients when they lose track of their specific program. 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/410ezrn
30/11/202324 minutes 37 seconds
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Scapular Upward & Downward Rotation

In Latin scapula simply means, "the shoulder." On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores scapular upward and downward rotation, as well as other movements of the scapula, and other topic-specific training strategies to help your clients reach 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/3GkwkYU
28/11/202317 minutes 54 seconds
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Hip Muscles of Frontal & Transverse Planes

It’s time for your second anatomy of the hip lecture session. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores the external rotators of the hip, deep dives into researched findings from anatomist, Dr. Donald Newman, plus much more on what muscles we can lengthen, strengthen, and what muscles we need to focus on to refine movement, as well as better understand movement. 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/49MFgnl
22/11/202316 minutes 33 seconds
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Hip Flexors & Extensors

The hips don’t lie, and neither does NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rich Richey. This episode focuses exclusively on the muscles of the hip which do specific joint actions. He’ll detail the primary, and secondary movers, the five key muscles of the hip flexors, as well as deep dive into the extensors. All with the goal of helping enhance your personal training knowledge. Welcome to Part 1 of your Thanksgiving week anatomy lesson, courtesy of Dr. Richey. 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/3R7ISZY
21/11/202321 minutes 16 seconds
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Best Exercise for Fat Loss

As personal trainers, there are things we can do for fat loss. This episode focuses on programming to assist fitness professions in helping their clients achieve this goal, as well as improve their overall health. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, addressi the increasing obesity rate worldwide over the past 35 years, the desired amount of exercise each week to target fat loss, plus detailed research studies with examples of fat loss-specific training programs and exercises. 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/47A1Jm0
16/11/202324 minutes 30 seconds
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Recovery: Does it Really Work?

This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” is fully dedicated to different aspects of recovery, including, if it actually works. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, is joined by featured guest, and friend of the show, NASM-CPT, PES, CSCS, noted author, and “All About Fitness” podcast host, Pete McCall. The two long-time personal trainers explore a myriad of recovery-related talking points including diet, nutrition, how much quality sleep you get, as well as how fitness training has pivoted and evolved over the last two decades from their time in the industry. Make sure to check out Pete's latest book, "Smarter Recovery: A Practical Guide to Maximizing Training Results." 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/3szEdXl
14/11/202353 minutes 18 seconds
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Protecting Personal Trainers from Scams

Beware. They’re out there. As we continue to advance through this digital age, scammers are going to even greater measures to try to take your money – this includes personal trainers. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, personally shares an email he received from a potential scammer. He’ll detail key words or “catch phrases” which personal trainers must be aware of, as well as explain why Apple Pay and Venmo can often protect you from scammers, compared to point of sale machines used for credit card transactions. 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/3Qqa3O9
09/11/202316 minutes 46 seconds
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Why Not Me?

Shooter’s shoot. So don’t be afraid to take your shot. With over two decades of experience in the fitness industry, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey has worn a lot of hats and taken quite a few chances during his time in the profession. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” he shares a few of his own uncertainties early in his career, how he pivoted and evolved during the pandemic, as well as the path which led him to NASM.  Keep inspiring people to fitness, but don’t forget to keep inspiring yourself! 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/3QtniNR
07/11/202323 minutes 24 seconds
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Discussing Accessory Exercises

Let’s kick off November with a dip into Rick’s mailbag, shall we? On this episode host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey focuses on accessory exercises. He will define accessory (which is often associated with fashion), how accessory lifts complement main lifts, cites examples of these exercises, as well as explains why all accessory lifts are usually done at the end of your main lift. 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/3sbzrz7
02/11/202319 minutes 7 seconds
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Special Guest: IFBB Hall of Famer Flex Wheeler

Flex Wheeler’s life journey has taken a myriad of different turns, both personally, and professionally. On this episode of the “NASM CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, and Kenneth “Flex” Wheeler, an IFBB Hall of Famer and 4-time Arnold Classic Champion, deep dive into Wheeler’s background in this transparent, vulnerable, and inspiring conversation. From starting his bodybuilding career at the age of 13, his deep-rooted friendship with former NASM owner Neal Spruce, to how blood clots and kidney failure led to his right leg being partially amputated, and how he hopes his story will inspire others. This is one episode you don’t want to miss! 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/3seLwDz
31/10/202352 minutes 22 seconds
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Cluster Sets

A cluster set is a set that’s divided into several mini sets, with small intra-set, built in rest periods. On this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, explores the discovery, and evolution, of cluster sets. He’ll also deep dive into why he believes personal trainers need to incorporate them into your training, examples of a few sets he likes to use, 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/3FuLSsQ
24/10/202318 minutes 10 seconds
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Benefits of Physical Activity in Youth with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, often referred to as “ADHD,” is a medical condition caused by brain differences that affect attention and behavior in specific ways. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, along with featured guest, NASM-PES, CES & CPT, Jeff Kreil, deep dive into youth with ADHD, and how consistent exercise can provide various benefits. Jeff, who has a child with ADHD, deep dives further into the impetus behind his pursuit of this focus, as well some of the researched findings, 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/470DCwf
24/10/202341 minutes 28 seconds
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Do I Charge for Missed or Rescheduled Sessions?

Sometimes, life just happens. We’ve all encountered the unexpected at one time or another, and it may have impacted a scheduled workout session. So, what is the best way to handle these curveballs as personal trainers? On this episode of the “NASM CPT Podcast, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into the best practices for consistently tardy clients, why sending a calendar invite for all your sessions can be an effective strategy, general rules around cancellation policies, how to handle charging for sessions, and a few personal experiences which may help you navigate your own similar roadblock in the future.  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/40hb7IR
19/10/202316 minutes 14 seconds
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Can You Navigate Weight Loss Without Offending

This mailbag question requires a little deeper dive than most. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, “Better Than Fine” podcast host, and NASM CWC, and CPT, Darlene Marshall, unpack the delicate topic of weight loss. They’ll discuss how, and why, this case easily triggers emotions, the best practices when dealing with clients, as well as share personal stories about the push back they’ve received when discussing weight loss, and much more from this open-ended subject matter.  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/3PQGgxO
17/10/202349 minutes 24 seconds
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HIIT Training in OPT Programming

The mailbag takes us across the pond to the UK for a question about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in OPT programing. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey deep dives into this multi-faceted question exploring how to facilitate programs into the OPT Model’s concept, incorporating HIIT training throughout your protocols, and many more tips on how you can help your clients reach their goals, not only through the workout, but the NASM education you’re providing, as well.  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/3PNlEGE
12/10/202328 minutes 42 seconds
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NASM Premieres the "Peak Physique Podcast" with Andre Adams

The NASM Podcast Network is excited to announce our newest addition to the lineup, the “Peak Physique Podcast” hosted by Andre Adams which premieres October 18th wherever you get your podcasts. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey is joined by Adams, an NASM Master Trainer, and IFBB Olympian Physique Athlete, to discuss the key concepts behind the show, the focus on continued research and education, as well as a few of the key ingredients Andre plans to bring to the bodybuilding community through the “Peak Physique Podcast.” We are beyond excited to launch and provide another show for you, our amazing NASM audience! 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/46HTyna
10/10/202338 minutes 5 seconds
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Stretch Strengthening Cycle & Force-Velocity Curve

Time to check the mailbox. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey deep dives into stretch strengthening cycle and force-velocity curve. He will start by defining both, then transition into how the stretch strengthening cycle differs from the force-velocity curve, plus add his personal touch of examples on the topic. NASM’s Performance Enhancement Course is predicated on these two topics so enjoy the knowledge drop courtesy of Dr. Richey. 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/3Q3ItHs
05/10/202318 minutes 42 seconds
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How Deep Should I Squat?

The title pretty much sums it up. It’s a question many ask, but few know the answer to. So, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, is here to drop knowledge on just how low…you should go. In this exclusive encore episode, he separates fact from fiction, shares personal experiences with this dynamic strength exercise, the importance of ankle and hip mobility, and well several other useful tips to help you, and your clients, better understand this burning question. 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/46iX1Zb
03/10/202317 minutes 15 seconds
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Importance of Lateral Training

This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses on how moving side to side can help move your fitness forward. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guests, Brrrn Co-Founders Johnny Adamic, and Jimmy T. Martin, explore all facets of lateral training, why slides boards have become so popular with all different fitness enthusiasts, building and developing their unique Brrrn brand, and much more. Be sure to catch this encore presentation! 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/3ZkZvno
28/09/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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When to Add More Weight During Resistance Training

If you’re not progressing clients, you’re simply maintaining clients. In this encore presentation of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores when, and how, to add increase weight when training. He unpacks standard progression rules to follow, what percentage of weight to increase when the time is appropriate, why it’s vitally important to log all your training sessions, plus many more insightful tips to help you, the personal trainer, through this process! 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/3PmDRut
26/09/202315 minutes 38 seconds
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Create a PR Chart

Progress is important in personal training. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explains how he uses his iPhone to easily record and chart various workouts, as well as why tracking can not only help your clients, but improve communication between both parties. Don’t miss this opportunity to help chart the PR strides of your clients! 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/3PHhYaK
21/09/202322 minutes 5 seconds
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Celebrity Trainer Amoila Cesar

NASM Certified Personal Trainer Amoila Cesar has worked with high-profile clients like 2 Chainz, August Alsina, Jack Osbourne, NBA star Julius Randall, and many others. On this episode he sits down with host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, to share some stories from the lens of one of the top celebrity strength conditioning coaches in the world, discuss how NASM’s principles have furthered his personal training career, and deep dive into how he’s drawn knowledge and inspiration from Rick, as well as the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” This is one conversation you don’t want to miss!  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/3LuwK25
19/09/202343 minutes 48 seconds
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Success as a Small Town Trainer

Whether a major metropolitan city, or a small rural community, there are opportunities to establish and, eventually, build your personal training business. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, NASM Master Instructor, and one-time small-town Alabama kid, Rick Richey, shares some practices and strategies on ways to help you find success in the small communities. From group pricing to possible media marketing ventures, and beyond, as long as you have the drive to succeed, there’s a map to help you along your journey. 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/3Zh9ev5
14/09/202320 minutes 48 seconds
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What is Your Purpose as a Trainer?

At one time or another, we’ve asked ourselves, ‘What’s our purpose?’ Maybe, it’s as you’re making your way through your personal training career. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, unpacks how you can find the fulfillment and flourish in the field. He’ll explain why it’s important to dig deep and ‘find your why,’ explore how you can impact other people’s lives both physically, and mentally, deep dive into why it’s important to find your ‘what’s next,’ and several other helpful points as you try to discover your purpose in the fitness space. 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/3P64HHa
12/09/202328 minutes 32 seconds
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Pop Quiz: Anatomical Directions & Planes of Motion

Let’s take a few minutes to test to test your knowledge – with Dr. Rick Richey providing the questions. Don’t worry, this quiz will only be self-graded. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick provides a quick verbal Q&A session, or a game show, on anatomical directions and planes of motion. Use this as an opportunity to enhance your knowledge base, or re-affirm your educational background! 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/3Z7gnhn
07/09/202318 minutes 43 seconds
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The Role of Pets in Physical Activity

Pets make us feel good and improve our lives in several different ways. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, deep dives into the research to explain how, and why, pets positively impact our daily physical activity, how fury friends can increase long-term health for senior pet owners, as well as increase social skills and interactions for people of all ages. This episode on the power of pets is one you don’t want to miss! 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/3LdILsr
05/09/202312 minutes
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The Cost of Opening a New Gym

Opening a gym can be exhilarating, as well as scary. It can be rewarding, but also humbling. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and gym owner, Rick Richey pulls back the curtain with the hard facts and what’s involved in this business venture. He’ll discuss how to start the process, if it’s even financially viable for your lifestyle, how much to charge members and clients, hidden startup costs to be aware of, some of Rick’s personal experiences as a gym owner, 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/3PicDq3
31/08/202321 minutes 35 seconds
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Do It Now – Whatever It Is

Procrastination can be a problem. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been guilty at one point or another. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, shares his personal experiences as to why, at times, he has been prone to putting things off and not prioritizing the priorities. He will also detail ways to stay organized in your personal training career, why it’s essential to set reminders, and why it’s always important to set the right example, and lead by example, especially if you’re a gym owner. 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/47Ok6o2
29/08/202318 minutes 44 seconds
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Upright Row: Yes or No?

To row or not to row: that is the question. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, dips back into his ever-popular mailbag to deep dive into upright rows. He shows how to perform these rows, defines and explains the possible benefits, as well as drawbacks, and discusses why this exercise may be beneficial to some clients, in moderation, but not all clients. 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/3YQxunG
24/08/202315 minutes 51 seconds
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NASM Trainer Certification vs. Trainer Certificate

Here at NASM, we like to present you with options. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Joe Drake, Axion Fitness Academy Founder, deep dive into the two options now provided for certification - NASM Personal Trainer Certification (NCCA Exam), and new, NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (open book exam). The two will also explore how this impacts the industry, as well as the Axiom Fitness and the NASM Academic partnership. Same course, same content. The journey is the same from purchase. You have the power of choosing the exam option that fits your needs! 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/3QTmMed
22/08/202334 minutes 43 seconds
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Avoid Quitting as a Trainer

Personal training isn’t for everyone. It comes with its own set of unique challenges and, occasionally roadblocks, but it can be rewarding in so many ways if you’re willing to continue do the long and windy road. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey unpacks techniques to help manage your expectations, personal stories of his own “growing pains” in the industry, as well as why sales is often the breaking point when navigating your way through the ranks of personal training. 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/459vclF
17/08/202324 minutes 47 seconds
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How to Avoid Trainer Burnout

Occupational burnout is common is common in all careers, including personal training. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores a myriad of different strategies to help stay fresh in your fitness career, including taking time off, learning something new to expand your client offering, finding a mentor to help with your work/life balance, and many more. Make sure to bookmark this episode to keep as a refresher in the future, as well! 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/3OT2zng
15/08/202323 minutes
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Practically Stretching: Static, Active, & Dynamic

 It’s time to stretch your muscles, as well as your mind. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, unpacks what to stretch, the proper stretching assessments, how to practice and apply them, as well as few relatable stories on the topic from his storied career in personal training. 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/3OL5wpV
10/08/202320 minutes 54 seconds
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Objections for Hiring a Personal Trainer

It’s no secret a structured, regularly scheduled exercise program can be extremely beneficial for several different reasons. This is where personal trainers can help take your fitness goals and aspirations to the next level. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, exploring ways trainers can broader their skill set, while at the same time, attract more business. Use this insightful monologue presentation to learn from one of the best! 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/3rUa6Jk
08/08/202328 minutes 23 seconds
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Beginner Resistance Training

On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey flips the script, going for host, to guest, in this special episode. Rick was recently featured on the “Better Than Fine” Podcast with fellow NASM Podcast Network host, Darlene Marshall. The two to explore the unique benefits of resistance training and how to safely get started. There's lots of ways to increase movement and exercise, each with its own mental, physical, and emotional benefits.  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/43U6jJx
03/08/202353 minutes 3 seconds
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Foot/Ankle Contributions to Balance

Let’s talk about balance training. More specifically, the contributions the foot and ankle play in this training. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, shares his recent experiences from the workout/workshop he led at the IDEA World Conference on balance training, some of his previous balance issues, and how he went about resolving them. Plus, detailed scientific studies to help broaden your knowledge base on the subject 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/3OdNA5H
01/08/202318 minutes 33 seconds
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Do Muscles Push or Pull?

Let’s hit the mailbag for this muscle-related inquisition. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, focuses in on contralateral muscle function, as well as the sliding filament theory, which states the sliding of actin past myosin generates muscle tension. He also cites researched-based findings on the question, as well as shares a few personal muscle-related antidotes on the subject. Don’t miss Dr. Richey’s latest knowledge drop to help grow your personal training expertise! 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/3q4RKoz
27/07/202312 minutes 12 seconds
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Muscle Fiber Types: How Do We Know?

Knowledge is power. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, dips into the world mailbag, this one from Amman, Jordan, to address muscle fiber types. He explains the three different types (slow-twitch, fast-twitch, Type I), the functionality of those fibers through study-based reference points, and why it’s important to train for what you want to do. 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/3O0d0nk
25/07/202318 minutes 43 seconds
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Recap: IDEA World 2023 Conference

Rick’s back from his summer travels and ready to drop some knowledge from arguably the biggest fitness and nutrition expo. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, details a few of the live workshops, the benefits of networking with your peers, and why live events like this continue to inspire his greater pursuit in the fitness industry. Get ready for your global knowledge drop! 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/44NEEKV
20/07/202319 minutes 38 seconds
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It’s Okay to Take a Break

Life can move fast. It’s important physically, and mentally, to allow your body to take time off. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores why it’s okay to take a break. Coming off an extended overseas family vacation, then a cross-country work trip, Rick took some time away from his fitness schedule which allowed his body to recover. He details why, although we are at times hesitant to take time off, it’s essentially for our mind and body to decrease our workload when the opportunity presents itself. 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/3DjaSlS
18/07/202317 minutes 35 seconds
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Piriformis Pain While Walking

It’s time to once again to dig into the mailbag. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey deep dives into the primary functions of the piriformis muscle, where it’s located in the body, why it can be tricky to define pain points in that area during movement, and a general overview of insightful tips on this mailbag inquiry. 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/43n09RK
13/07/202315 minutes 24 seconds
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Periodization for Your Programming

In this special encore episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey defines periodization, explores research findings on the topic and whether it’s helpful to hypertrophy, as well as why periodization is specifically designed for a long-term workout program. Plus, what this all means in relation to the OPT Model 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/3O8KOA8
11/07/202313 minutes 54 seconds
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Dos & Don’ts of Working With Clients

As a fitness professional, it’s essential to develop a comfortable and trusting relationship with your clients. At times, this can be easier said than done. On this episode “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores a myriad of scenarios, including the importance of being punctual, clarity when touching your client during training, establishing a tasteful relationship, 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/3rcPr2Y
06/07/202325 minutes 34 seconds
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When to Stop Corrective Exercise

Corrective exercise is designed to clean up dysfunctions or movement patterns. This encore episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” explores when to stop. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, detail the three-step process of corrective exercise, performance bandwidth, and why it’s important to always refer 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/3rcPr2Y
05/07/202316 minutes 53 seconds
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OPT Performed to a T?

Let’s take a trip back into the mailbag, shall we? On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey deep dives into the OPT-Model, specifically its step-by-step processes. Rick explains why he believes the OPT-Model “recipe” needs to be followed as a blueprint to help grow and expand your personal training skill set and background. However, there is also flexibility in each phase and component of a workout within the model. He gives specific examples in this monologue presentation. 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/3CRgGm5
29/06/202318 minutes 34 seconds
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Does Changing Hand Position Work Muscles Differently?

It’s time to get a grip. More specifically, does adjusting your hand position impact how muscles get worked. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into a series of scenarios to unpack this topic. This episode will help all personal trainers better understand the importance of movement. 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/3r1MS3B
27/06/202318 minutes 32 seconds
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Movement Snacks

It’s time for Rick Richey to open his fitness pantry and find a few snacks for consumption. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” the focus is movement – in smaller, yet still effective, samples throughout the day. Rick explains why simplicity is often effective, like walking more, taking the stairs instead of an elevator, and standing at your desk when working can go a long way towards reaching your personal fitness goals. We promise this episode will leave you satisfied! 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/3CA7bYD
22/06/202322 minutes 38 seconds
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Spotting Techniques

Proper spotting is essential in personal training is essential for several reasons. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey deep dives into why it’s vital to communicate with your client how you’re spotting them, cueing tips, why spotting from the elbows isn’t the best practice, and many more helpful tips on this topic. Let this episode help ensure your spotting is spot on! 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/43Hzb8q
20/06/202322 minutes 27 seconds
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Solutions Table Review: Arms Fall Forward

Our solutions table review series rolls on, this time focusing in on arms fall forward. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey details why this is an excellent test for overhead flexibility, gives examples of follow-up assessments, and many more useful tidbits to help better train your clients. 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/45UXRMj
15/06/202317 minutes 23 seconds
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Solutions Table Review: Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Up next in your solutions table review – the anterior pelvic tilt. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explains what the anterior pelvic tilt is, why people have trouble remembering it’s anterior, as well as several other research points, and useful tips for expanding your personal fitness knowledge base. This is one episode review you don’t want to miss! 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/3X36u37
13/06/202319 minutes 27 seconds
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Pairing Planes of Motion & Joint Actions

This mailbag episode deep dives into this complicated, and often confusing, topic. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explains joint actions, as well as the three planes of motion (sagittal, coronal, and transverse), as well as shares some relatable personal training stories to help further clarify any questions. 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/45Tku3u
08/06/202319 minutes 31 seconds
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“You Should Do This to Reach Your Goals”

People have different workout routines they believe are best for them. And that’s perfectly fine. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores why people fight against certain things – like carbs, fat, or gaining weight. They’re really fighting against themselves. This episode details why fighting against something, without fighting for something, doesn’t get you very far and outlines why it’s so important for people to buy into the journey, not just the destination. 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/3Nb1Exw
06/06/202322 minutes 54 seconds
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Altered Reciprocal Inhibition

Let’s dig into the mailbag! On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores if altered reciprocal inhibition alters one’s movement pattern. He also explains what reciprocal inhibition is, as well as co-contraction, what causes undesired postural positioning, 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/3MZeDBp
01/06/202314 minutes 24 seconds
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Solutions Table Review: Knee

Last week’s episode focused on the foot and ankle; this one is all about the knee. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, details how, through the corrective exercise model, the benefits of “smart warmups,” what may cause the knees to knock, how to correct movement compensation, and several other training tips to further your knee 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/3MZeDBp
30/05/202320 minutes 8 seconds
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Sean Greeley – Business Building in Professional Training

Building, sustaining, and growing your business is essential for all personal trainers. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, is joined by featured guest, NPE Fitness Founder and CEO, Sean Greeley. They will explore key elements and concepts to enable fitness entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive long-term. Sean will also preview NASM’s new Business Blueprint Course and how it can help personal trainers with strategies on how to package offers, lead the sales process, and assist with marketing principles to transition from selling workouts to selling 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/41Xv0Ue
25/05/202338 minutes 4 seconds
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Solutions Table Review: Foot & Ankle

This “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses in on the solutions table review for the corrective exercise specialist textbook (second edition), focusing on the foot and ankle complex. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores some of the common imbalances you’re going to see as a fitness professional, ways to correct these issues, Rick’s unique experiences on the topic, and much more.  This is one deep episode you won’t want to miss! 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/45jAhIQ
23/05/202324 minutes 52 seconds
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Training Feedback: Creating a Survey

As a personal trainer, feedback from clients is essential for growth, self-evaluation, and keeping the people you train happy. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey deep dives into the blueprint of creating a survey. He shares example questions for his survey, why doing it on-line is both smart, and inexpensive, and why your clients will feel more appreciated by having the opportunity to share their experiences, both positive and negative.  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/3BqkmKM 
18/05/202319 minutes 26 seconds
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Plyometric Training for Nerds

Let’s nerd out on plyometric training. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey explores the meaning of plyometric training, what it entails, as well as its benefits, and much more. So, get ready for another fitness knowledge drop, courtesy of the “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/44OIiFr
16/05/202321 minutes 22 seconds
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Preparing a Workout: Start to Finish

You just passed your NASM certification and you’re ready to start your personal training career. So where do you start? On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores the best practices when planning a workout. He deep dives into how to write a daily plan, including assessing your client, following a total body workout, detailing your circuits, and other step-by-step processes to get you headed in the right direction. 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/42Oe7wh
11/05/202323 minutes 8 seconds
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Peter Shankman: Exercise & Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many ways. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, best-selling author, worldwide influencer, founder of HARO, and host of the “Faster Than Normal” podcast, Peter Shankman, for a full deep dive into exercise and neurodiversity. Shankman shares unique and personal stories of his struggles as a youth, being diagnosed with ADHD in his mid-30’s, neurodiversity in the workplace, his passion for helping others, and how exercise has enabled him to get through some of life’s everyday struggles. This one-of-a-kind interview is certainly one you don’t want to miss! 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/3NRzCYU
09/05/202350 minutes 23 seconds
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Mailbox: Kinesiology Tape?

You have questions, the “NASM-CPT Podcast” has answers. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey addresses the effective of kinesiology tape, and if it hinders the development of muscles. This episode explores all aspects of the tape, cites specific research studies regarding its effectiveness on sports performance in the knees, shins, and other parts of the body when compared to other tapes, or no tape at all. Plus, Rick’s personal stance on its performance. 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/3ASAZP2
04/05/202310 minutes 48 seconds
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Lessons for My Son

Life isn’t all about winning or losing. It’s about allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, as well as overcoming our fear of failure, or the unknown. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, shares his recent father-son weekend trip with his 7-year-old son, Levi, and how both drew inspiration, and self-confidence, through their shared love of Brazilian Jujitsu. These types of applications can be invaluable learning opportunities for both yourself, and your clients. 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/3NsbqvG
02/05/202319 minutes 28 seconds
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Starting an In-Home Training Business

This “NASM-CPT Podcast” is all about doing it yourself. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey answers a listener request regarding the best practices to execute an in-home training business. This episode will detail why it’s essential to own your own equipment, more specifically what equipment you’ll need, the ins and outs of liability insurance, why it makes sense to acquire a business credit card to help to help organize your company purchases, and several other tips for future success. 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/3n6PGLh
27/04/202320 minutes 37 seconds
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Core Subsystems

It’s mailbag time! On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores the four primary subsystems, including their primary functions. He’ll also share some personal experiences and antidotes to help you, our wonderful audience, better understand and relate to this episode’s content. 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/41QTA9M
25/04/202318 minutes 55 seconds
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Benefits of Core Stability

One fitness myth is the more core exercises you do, the less belly fat you’ll have. It’s simply not true. So, what are the benefits of working your core? On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into the topic explaining why core stability can reduce back pain, increase balance, and many more useful training tips to enhance your fitness knowledge base. Plus, why your diet is essential to enhancing that desired six-pack, plus why people who practice stability training have less fear of movement, 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/41dQrRk
20/04/202316 minutes 43 seconds
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Why Focus on Better Movement?

This is a mailbag-inspired follow-up piggybacking off last week’s “NASM-CPT Podcast” about scapular winging. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into better movement, why we address movement, explains why you could be pain-free with scapular winging, and how specific movements and exercises negatively impact some but not others. One thing is certain. We will help keep your fitness education in focus! 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/3MOAop0
18/04/202317 minutes 44 seconds
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Special Guest: NASM Global Ambassador Louise Hazel

Louise Hazel’s fitness resume’ includes a little bit of everything: Olympic heptathlete, NASM Global Ambassador & Certified Personal Trainer, Slay Athletic Founder & CEO, and even an appearance on an MTV’s reality show, “The Challenge.” On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” she shares her incredible story. Host Rick Richey, and Hazel, deep dive into why fitness education became such a high priority for her, competing in the Olympics in her home country of Great Britain, empowering women to reach their fitness goals, being a gym owner in Los Angeles, and much, 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/3zJaX03 
13/04/202349 minutes 24 seconds
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Scapular Winging

Winged scapula is often due to damage or impaired innervation to the serratus anterior muscle. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey deep dives into the specifics of scapular winging, multiple different ways to address it, how to activate it, plus a few of the NASM Master Instructor’s personal antidotes to help tie the episode together. 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/40ToT3P 
11/04/202315 minutes 49 seconds
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Glute Amnesia

It’s time to dip back into Rick’s mailbag for a question about the good ‘ole derriere. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores dead butt syndrome, or gluteal amnesia. He’ll take you through the history of the condition, ways to follow the system with techniques to prevent this from occurring, 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/40FCKuk
06/04/202313 minutes 58 seconds
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Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic stretching has been known to improve range of motion, muscle power, vertical jumps, sprint speed, and much more. Quite simply, it’s good for you. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey details why these dynamic stretches are better for the body when it comes to certain activities, as well cites examples of common dynamic stretching exercises like leg swings, and Frankenstein walks. Don’t miss this dynamic episode! 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/3GfwgKp
04/04/202313 minutes 23 seconds
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How Can I Become a Presenter?

Sometimes, just started is the hardest part. On this episode host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores the different ways you can become an industry presenter. He’ll detail the importance of practicing in teaching your clients, a few unique venues you can practice your presentations, the importance of how you deliver your message, as well as share his personal story of the trail he took in becoming one the most well-recognized presenters in the country. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you become a presenter, with a purpose, along your personal training journey!  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. http://bit.ly/42NY3eL
30/03/202326 minutes 20 seconds
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Active Stretching

This “NASM-CPT Podcast” explores active flexibility, or active stretching. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into the topic, detailing how active flexibility provides strength to your newfound range of motion, how it fits in programming, and many more useful and insightful talking points on this method of enhancing flexibility. 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. http://bit.ly/40jhOsX
28/03/202319 minutes 43 seconds
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Static Stretching for DOMS

Let the static stretching knowledge drop continue. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey focuses in delayed onset muscle soreness, or better known as DOMS, common among elite and novice athletes, exploring whether these stretches are actually beneficial with DOMS. He cites topic-specific researched findings on the matter, as well as explains why time is simply the best cure for this specific type of muscle soreness. 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/3Jx9i2t
23/03/202312 minutes 58 seconds
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Static Stretching for Pain Relief?

This “NASM-CPT Podcast” digs deep into the data to determine if static stretching can alleviate pain. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores several studies around the topic, including how consistent static stretching over the course of a month can decrease neck, and shoulder pain, as well improve neck function. Plus, a few of Rick’s useful tidbits to help further your personal training 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/3yR9rJ0
21/03/202320 minutes 56 seconds
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Static Stretching: Increasing Range of Motion

It’s often asked, ‘Does static stretching increase range of motion?’ On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey addresses that question, cites in-depth studies on the topic, how long the stretch lasts, as well as shares a couple of his unique stories and experiences on the topic from his vast personal training background. We promise – no stretching the truth here! 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. http://bit.ly/3YMDrAj
16/03/202317 minutes 6 seconds
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Fitness Culture History

Get ready for your free history lesson, courtesy of the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” On this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Natalia Petrzela, historian, noted author, and public speaker, explore and detail the history of fitness culture in this unique exploratory discussion. Petrzela takes you through the early eras of fitness, and its influencers, all the way up to modern day, how exercise has expanded from strictly physical fitness into mental health, community, mindfulness, and 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. http://bit.ly/3yAWGCg
14/03/202340 minutes 54 seconds
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Foam Rollers vs. Vibrating Foam Rollers

We keep it (foam) rolling along this week on this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” Host Rick Richey compares these two forms rollers – which serve to relieve muscle tightness, inflammation, and soreness. He also cites numerous studies regarding vibrating foam rollers increasing range of motion, his personal experiences with both devices, 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. http://bit.ly/41QrhZJ
09/03/202310 minutes 8 seconds
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Research Review: Foam Rolling & Stretching

This episode will hopefully get you rolling. Specifically, foam rolling. “NASM-CPT Podcast” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into a meta-analysis of foam rolling and stretching. He shares the overall importance of the self-administered deep tissue massage, explores scientific researched findings on the topic, and much more unique insight and perspective. 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. http://bit.ly/3Jrosrf
07/03/202315 minutes 48 seconds
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Training Overseas: NASM in Egypt

This “NASM-CPT Podcast” has a unique Egyptian theme. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, unpacks his week-long visit to Egypt where he spoke at the Gold’s Gym (an NASM partner) conference. He shares all the unique adventures he and his family experienced, as well as NASM’s worldwide content distribution, and other fitness insight he provided during his overseas stay.  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. http://bit.ly/3IXwqbd
02/03/202319 minutes 38 seconds
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Motion is Lotion

Sir Isaac Newton’s proposed First Law of Motion in 1687 famously said, ‘A body at rest tends to remain at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion.’ Seems straight-forward enough, right? In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey details the physical benefits from increased physical activity. So don’t sit back and miss your chance to greater understand why motion is lotion! 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/3SvniNY
28/02/202316 minutes 3 seconds
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Differentiating Fitness & Wellness

Fitness is a dimension of wellness. In this episode, host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Dr. Mallory Fox, NASM-MT, CES, PES, and CWC, help define fitness from wellness, provide important trainer-client tips, and who to seek out for advice from professionals who are skilled in other dimensions of wellness. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help lead you down the road to bettering your wellness journey! 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. http://bit.ly/3lMyNo6
23/02/202341 minutes 45 seconds
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Inflation: Should I Raise My Rates?

Inflation is causing many of us to pivot, in both our spending habits, and pricing habits given our current economic pivot. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey discusses when the right time is, if there even is a right time, to charge more as a personal trainer. He’ll also detail the best way to tell your clients you’re increasing their rate, how to handle resistance from this decision, why you may not lose clients if you decide to raise prices, and much more. Rick helps navigate this tricky, but sometimes inevitable, aspect of the fitness training career.  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. http://bit.ly/3S8N6zu
21/02/202318 minutes 12 seconds
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Part II: I Don’t Want to Get Too Big

On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, doubles down a previous topic, and question from the mailbag, with concerns from women not wanting to get too big. Rick details how to take different approaches in training to help curb these feelings, why it’s important to work with clients, not against them, as well as tips on how to address it when you see it coming, and much more in this mailbag sequel.  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. http://bit.ly/3xk9e0e
16/02/202319 minutes 42 seconds
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Importance of Lateral Training

This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses on how moving side to side can help move your fitness forward. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guests, Brrrn Co-Founders Johnny Adamic, and Jimmy T. Martin, explore all facets of lateral training, why slides boards have become so popular with all different fitness enthusiasts, building and developing their unique Brrrn brand, 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. http://bit.ly/3YP6xPJ
14/02/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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I Don’t Want to Get Too Big

It’s a question many fitness professionals have fielded when helping their clients strive to reach their personal goals. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into this topic with a detailed exploration of where this fear may come from, the impact of testosterone – especially in males, why we often try to mirror other body types, as well as a number of myths surrounding this question of size and resistance training. 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. http://bit.ly/3YCpIfT
09/02/202321 minutes 13 seconds
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Rumor: NASM Workouts Are Boring

Rick Richey is here to separate fact from fiction. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick deep dives into the notion that, ‘NASM workouts are boring.’ There are whispers, and opinions, of this notion and this episode. He explains what part of the workout most find to be “boring,” why it’s on you, the fitness professional, not be boring, and why having a specific, detailed plan in place for each of your clients can’t often alleviate these concerns with boredom. We do know one thing; you won’t find this podcast boring! 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. http://bit.ly/3I3LaF7
07/02/202320 minutes 21 seconds
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Regional Interdependence Model

How could your right foot turning out potentially lead to left shoulder issues? This was a question brought to the attention of Rick Richey. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick unpacks this model, defines some key terminology in exercise science, as well as answers the question about a turned-out right foot possibly impacting the opposite shoulder. 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/3HJ1sD9
02/02/202315 minutes 24 seconds
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Heart Benefits of Cardio, Resistance, & Combined Exercise

One-third of the deaths in the United States are from cardiovascular disease. This “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses in on how to keep your heart healthy. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, details, through researched findings, all the positives of cardio, resistance, and combined exercises to help keep that essential organ healthy and pumping.  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/3j7BDDn
31/01/202312 minutes 17 seconds
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Benefits of Integrated Training

Integrated training, as defined by NASM, is a reconditioning and rehabilitation program that can be used by any client to reach any goal. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explores why integrated training is important, some of the pros and cons of integration, as well as some of the potential pitfalls if you don’t use this concept. Plus, many other tips and useful insight to help expand your personal training 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/3HuLSej
26/01/202315 minutes
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Rick’s Mailbag: Strength Endurance Question

It’s mailbag time. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey discusses strength endurance, in relation to the OPT Model. He defines strength endurance training, cites several traditional strength training exercises, details volume cycles, and much more. Please keep those questions coming! 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/3Y8NoZ5
24/01/202323 minutes 9 seconds
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Hollywood’s Weight Loss Drug

A trendy Hollywood fad is now negatively, and dangerously, impacting people around the country. In this episode of “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, deep dives into how a quick weight loss option is hurting diabetics everywhere. Rick, a Type 2 Diabetic, explains how, and why, there is an Ozempic supply chain shortage because so many are using the prescription drug to simply shed a few unwanted pounds, thus causing an access issue for diabetics everywhere. Plus, why these people wanting quick fixes to their waistlines usually don’t achieve consistent long-term weight loss success even by taking Ozempic. 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/3IXFJZ3
19/01/202319 minutes 41 seconds
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Rick’s Mailbag: New & Nervous

Getting started in your personal training career can cause a wave of different emotions. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, dips into the mailbag to provide support, guidance, and advice for navigating through the early stages of your new career. Knowledge is power, especially when attempting to become a more well-rounded trainer, despite limited experience in the field. Hopefully, this episode will help you breakthrough some of those nerves. 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/3Xucdy8
17/01/202318 minutes 8 seconds
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Rick’s Personal Fitness Journey

There’s no substitute for hard work. On his way to becoming one of the top personal trainers in the country, Rick Richey had to find his way through life, and purpose for helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” the NASM Master Instructor shares his unplugged journey from start, to present, and all places in-between. This is one episode you certainly don’t want to miss! 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/3iuP3J1
12/01/202317 minutes 4 seconds
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When to Use Feedback

Providing feedback, as a personal trainer, for your clients can often be a delicate balance. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores this topic in great depth. He’ll share stories and provide details why he’s a low feedback trainer after the early phases of training, when is the right time to cue, performance bandwidth limits, and several other helpful tips to help enhance your personal fitness 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/3vLT3b2
10/01/202324 minutes 45 seconds
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Forward Head: Flexion or Extension?

It’s time to hit the mailbag for the first time in 2023. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, explores cervical extension/flexion, and the balances associated. He explains cervical extension, and cervical flexion, details why NASM has evolved this topic in their research studies, and much, much more in this topic-focused presentation. 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/3Io6DsI
05/01/202310 minutes 48 seconds
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Happy New Year 2023: Be Nice!

Just like that, gyms are more crowded. With the new year, comes new fitness goals and expectations. As personal trainers, we must embrace this cause, not become agitated with the potential circumstances when the calendar turns to the first of the year. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explores why patience is a virtue, fitness is greater than the gym itself, and how you can possibly turn those January fresh faces into potential new 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/3WFznSd
03/01/202313 minutes 15 seconds
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Going Independent as a Trainer

Pivoting in your personal training career can be tough to navigate, especially when deciding the best time to train outside of being an employee at a corporate gym. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey details seven objectives to consider before making the move, as well as shares several different experiences he encountered as he transitioned his training independently and further established his own personal brand in fitness 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/3WfPwgV
29/12/202226 minutes 39 seconds
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Components of a Workout

Every workout is broken up into parts. NASM helps you streamline your plan with a blueprint to achieve your desired results. In this episode, NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey details the six portions of a workout: warm up, balance, core, plyometrics, resistance training, and cool down. He also deep dives into components, and sub-components of each, while citing specific examples to help further clarify the steps. Do miss this educational, and entertaining, “NASM-CPT Podcast” monologue presentation! 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/3YHWhKd
27/12/202226 minutes 17 seconds
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What is Functional Training?

In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores the true meaning of functional training. He details how our training transfers to daily life, cites exercise examples and keys to functional training, as well as shares a few relatable fitness stories along the way! 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/3G6E4OR
22/12/202216 minutes 11 seconds
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Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Are we pushing our youth athletes too hard? This has become more and more of a re-occurring theme with the evolution year-round sports. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, NASM CES & PES, Dr. Scott Cheatham, for a closer look into injury concerns for youth athletes. They break down several overuse injuries, as well as how they occur, how diet and lack of sleep can be key contributors to this growing epidemic, where and how we see these setbacks start to happen, and much, 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/3FJhnPs
20/12/202249 minutes 59 seconds
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Do ‘Finishers’ Do Anything?

It’s not uncommon for personal trainers to anaerobically “exhaust” their clients at the conclusion of their class or workout. The question is: are they necessary? In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, through a question in the mailbag, offers his take on the effectiveness of finishers. He unpacks the unique variables of this assessment, shares research on the topic, and how pushing your clients, both physically, and mentally, can be a bridge to help better enable long-term fitness 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/3BDr6ps
15/12/202216 minutes 35 seconds
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Becoming an NASM Master Trainer

This “NASM-CPT Podcast” keeps it in-house, from one NASM Podcast Network host to another. In this episode, host Rick Richey, along with NASM Regional Master Instructor, and co-host of the “Master Instructor Roundtable,” Marty Miller, outline the process of becoming an NASM Master Trainer, the importance of furthering your education, why it’s crucial to your personal training success to be a self-evaluator, and several other key takeaways. Class is officially in session! 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/3YbOxjn
13/12/202235 minutes 15 seconds
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When to Stop Corrective Exercise

Corrective exercise is designed to clean up dysfunctions or movement patterns. This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” explores when to stop. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, detail the three-step process of corrective exercise, performance bandwidth, and why it’s important to always refer back to the basics. 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/3uwlU2B
08/12/202216 minutes 53 seconds
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When to Add More Weight During Resistance Training

If you’re not progressing clients, you’re simply maintaining clients. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores when, and how, to add increase weight when training. He unpacks standard progression rules to follow, what percentage of weight to increase when the time is appropriate, why it’s vitally important to log all your training sessions, plus many more insightful tips to help you, the personal trainer, through this 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/3h2cM2A
06/12/202215 minutes 38 seconds
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Sedentary Behaviors Linked to Low Back Pain

‘Tis the season for a little rest and relaxation. However, it’s vital to continue to take care of your body in the process. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, unpacks how, and why, too much inactivity can cause low back pain, and stiffness. He deep dives into the correlation, explains sedentary behavior, self-care techniques, as well as why too much activity may cause low back pain. Don’t miss this episode – we promise to keep it pain-free!  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/3ucBTmh
01/12/202219 minutes 59 seconds
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Topics in Exercise Physiology

This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” deep dives into exercise physiology. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, NASM Senior Fitness Educator, Fabio Comana, discuss the cortisol hormone, physiological responses to mental perceptions, the impact of micro-stresses which enter our bodies, 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/3XIJQNt
29/11/202235 minutes 16 seconds
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Anatomical Directions & Plane of Motion

Who’s ready for their anatomy review? In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey focuses in on, specifically, directions and planes of motion. He unpacks anterior and posterior, medial, and lateral orientations, as well as several others. Plus, workouts to fit each one, and much more. Hear it all broken down from one of the best! 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/3EnSJmI
23/11/202217 minutes 9 seconds
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EMGs During Deadlifts & Its Variants

Deadlifts are common, and popular, forms of strength training that fitness professionals perform, teach, and do variants on. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores a recent, detailed systematic review, including comparing various deadlifts to one another, how they activate muscles, and much more in this educational monologue presentation. Learn more about the review below. Martín-Fuentes, I., Oliva-Lozano, J. M., & Muyor, J. M. (2020). Electromyographic activity in deadlift exercise and its variants. A systematic review. PloS one, 15(2), e0229507. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229507 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/3gmD6nR
22/11/202216 minutes 20 seconds
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Anatomy Review: Hip Flexors & Extensors

It’s all in the hips. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey defines what are the hip flexors and hip extensors, details why strengthening and lengthening these muscles are so important, plus many other insightful notes and tips in this in-depth monologue anatomy presentation. 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/3UEpLpH
17/11/202224 minutes 21 seconds
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Nutrition Program Strategies for Body Composition

There’s certainly a blueprint to losing weight, but different body types react better than others so nutrition, obviously, plays a key role in reaching your fitness goals. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, Nutrition and Physique Coach, Dr. Joseph Munoz, for a deep dive conversation tying together nutrition with body composition. Munoz, who wrote a chapter in NASM’s Bodybuilding and Physique Coaching course, separates fact from fiction with composition-related goals, details the most ideal time to weigh yourself during this journey, tips for tracking your daily weight, as well unpacks if it’s possible to gain muscle, while losing body fat, at the same time. 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.
15/11/202239 minutes 18 seconds
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Misconceptions About NASM: Ulterior Motives

Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. In this episode of “The NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey separates fact from fiction, and more common misconceptions, coming from the world of social media. He’ll unpack specific examples of NASM-based analysis debunking inaccuracies in warm up, and cool down time, foam rolling, static stretching, and several more. Get the straight truth from the 2022 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year! 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/3hskXVA
10/11/202220 minutes 2 seconds
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Special Guest: Cueing Expert Nick Winkelman

Cueing is a vital skill and is essential for coaching proper technique as it helps convey how in-tune you are, as a personal trainer, to their performance and movement. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, IRFU Head of Athletic Performance, and noted author, Nick Winkelman, explore cueing from a client’s perspective, a few principles to start assimilating, constraints, and much more. This is your cue to check out this 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/3zQX7JO
08/11/202217 minutes 45 seconds
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Personal Training Market Research

When you have questions, Rick Richey has answers. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick dives back into the mailbag to address how full-time trainers make a living. The topics of conversation include proven data research on the demand for personal trainers, why so many start in down said career path, but so few finish, as well as the importance of a steady side hustle, and much more. Don’t miss this wealth of knowledge on personal training market research! 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/3DqaJwo
03/11/202221 minutes 4 seconds
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Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs

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/3U9vX8y Overcoming extreme adversity can often lead to some of life’s greatest rewards, both personally, as well as professionally. On this episode of “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, is joined by featured guest, Westwood Private Fitness Owner, Steve Jordan, who details how a traumatic brain injury nearly took his life but after a miraculous recovery, ultimately, inspired him to become a certified personal trainer through NASM. His story of overcoming all odds is one you don’t want to miss!
01/11/202249 minutes 37 seconds
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How Deep Should I Squat?

The title pretty much sums it up. It’s a question many ask, but few know the answer to. So, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, is here to drop knowledge on just how low…you should go. In this episode, he’ll separate fact from fiction, share personal experiences with this dynamic strength exercise, the importance of ankle and hip mobility, and well several other useful tips to help you, and your clients, better understand this burning question. 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/3f7IkDi
27/10/202217 minutes 15 seconds
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Identifying Legitimate Fitness Gear Reviews

The fitness world is filled with different choices, including what type and brand of gear to buy to help you reach your personal physical goals. One issue can be deciphering fact from fiction in product reviews. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, CSCS, and That Fit Friend Owner, Jake Boly, explore what to look for in reviews, when is the right time to replace your workout shoes, ways to differentiate between brands peddling for dollars versus creating a quality consumer product review, and many more insightful tips for you and your clients!  To learn more about Jake’s training shoe and apparel resource brand, please visit: That Fit Friend: https://thatfitfriend.com/ Jake's YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/jakebolytraining/ 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, re
25/10/202232 minutes 31 seconds
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Misconceptions About NASM: Muscular Development

Piggybacking a recent episode, NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, unpacks another misconception at NASM, this one involving muscular development. This “NASM-CPT Podcast” explores several different examples of building muscle, using the NASM-OPT Model, similar to other education platforms. Plus, an outline of a big picture plan to obtain excellent hypertrophy outcomes through high endurance activities using the NASM blueprint. Plus, a quick preview of NASM’s new Physique Coaching and Bodybuilding Coach course 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/3VAPhNz
20/10/202217 minutes 20 seconds
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PBC: The Importance of Using a Coach

This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” in conjunction with NASM’s Physique & Bodybuilding Coach launch, host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, IFBB Bikini Pro, and Team LoCoFit Owner, Laurin Conlin. The two deep dive into several bodybuilding-related topics including how Conlin first became interested in the sport, the true definition of physique coaching, the process and challenges of fat loss cutting for competition, and many other practical applications for success! 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/3MENWRM
18/10/202233 minutes 50 seconds
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Real Talk About Hip Flexors

Every time you take a step, you’re using your hip flexors. Learning more about them, you could say, is a step-by-step process. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey focuses in on the two primary muscles, the psoas major and iliacus, as well as explains why he chooses to do hip flexor strengthening with his clients. Rick will also share personal training stories to help expand your fitness 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/3rLz1LY
13/10/202223 minutes 41 seconds
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Misconceptions About NASM

On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey clarifies and details a few common misbeliefs which are commonly attached to us here at the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The NASM Master Instructor will share his thoughts on why there is, at times, some confusion associated with the NASM brand, as well as unpack the reasoning behind our scientific findings and ways we can improve to eliminate any misconceptions about the product. Get the straight facts from the IDEA World 2022 Trainer of the Year! 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/3Chte5E
11/10/202218 minutes 44 seconds
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Client SMART Goals

As a personal trainer, you may be providing incredible workouts, but are those workouts designed in the best interest of your clients. In this episode, host Rick Richey details how to not only design exercise routines but, most importantly, achieve the desired outcomes. The NASM Master Instructor discusses focus techniques, the meaning behind the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely), establishing fitness benchmarks, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you look SMART(er) while helping your clients reach their personal fitness goals! 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/3CwPIB0
06/10/202217 minutes 35 seconds
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Building Clients as an Independent Trainer

Ever thought about running your own training business? Well, you’ve come to the right place. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, details specific strategies for building a successful client-based business model as an independent trainer. He’ll help you express the fitness value you provide, blueprints to build your base from the bottom up, concepts to navigate and balance the business aspects of independent training, and several more useful tips! 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/3C215zy
04/10/202221 minutes 41 seconds
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NASM Helping Change Fitness in Saudi Arabia

NASM is working with partners around the world to help grow, develop, and enhance fitness worldwide. On this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, NASM Master Trainer, and Delta Motion Academy Trainer, Shaimaa Alsaid, unpack the fitness evolution in Saudi Arabia. The two explore why movement is the true key to a healthier lifestyle, other positive health and wellness changes Alsaid is seeing in her home country, her partnership with NASM, 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/3RnGsmS
29/09/202228 minutes 45 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/3DVR9tF
27/09/202238 minutes 23 seconds
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Periodization for Your Programming

In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey defines periodization, explores research findings on the topic and whether it’s helpful to hypertrophy, as well as why periodization is specifically designed for a long-term workout program. Plus, what this all means in relation to the OPT Model 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
22/09/202213 minutes 54 seconds
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CPT Imposter Syndrome

This topic is an important one to address as many, in their personal training careers, have likely faced these obstacles at one time or another.  In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey unpacks CPT imposter syndrome in several ways. He shares personal examples when he experienced these hurdles, details techniques to overcome imposter syndrome, as well as ways to build your confidence as you progress through your career in fitness. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” provide valuable insight to help you through the tough times you may encounter! 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/3f3CtOX
20/09/202218 minutes 44 seconds
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Eccentric vs Concentric for Hypertrophy

Hypertrophy is defined as, the increase in size of our skeletal muscles.  In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, continues his series on hypertrophy, this time comparing eccentric and concentric. Rick explains why we’re stronger eccentrically than concentrically, details several researched studies on the topic, shows different in-depth workout examples and applications, 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/3BGpvPY
15/09/202214 minutes 3 seconds
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How to Build Clients at Corporate Gyms

Building and growing your client base is a skill, particularly if you train at corporate gyms. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, addresses a myriad of different tips and strategies to attract new clients independently. He shares four core concepts to utilize, as well details personal stories from his two-plus decades in the industry of ways to increase your business and brand through the personal service you provide in professionalism and detail. Let Rick show how the little things can go a long way in your coaching career! 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/3daZkrh
13/09/202219 minutes 2 seconds
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Special Guest: Pete McCall

In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, is joined by featured guest, NASM-CPT, PES, CSCS, noted author, and EOS Fitness Director of Education, Pete McCall. The two explore a myriad of topics, including fitness accessibility, the evolution of exercise, women’s cardio, HIIT workouts, equipment selection, and much more. This is one in-depth, deep dive fitness discussion 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/3THL3Tj
08/09/202239 minutes 10 seconds
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All About the Rotator Cuff

Ever wonder how your arm is kept in your shoulder socket? In this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey gets you familiar with the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, what some of the joint actions are, as well as what they do. Plus, a breakdown of the four rotator cuff muscles, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help answer any questions you may have when it comes to this area of the shoulder! 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/3qhJmON
06/09/202222 minutes 1 second
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Visualization for Performance

Visualization can be key to practical application. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, deep dives into why this is the case. He unpacks various studies on visualization for performance, shares personal stories on the topic through his background training elite athletes, as well as why it’s important to create consistency by giving your clients variety. Plus, how visualization could be getting a boost through augmented reality, or simply, “AR” gaming. 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/3RqQSlY
01/09/202212 minutes 46 seconds
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Benefits of Training in the Martial Arts

Oftentimes, the martial arts and fitness intertwine. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Phoenix Carnevale, NASM-CPT, and Martial Arts Media Personality, explore the physical, and mental, benefits of the sports. They also detail how the martial arts relate to your core values as a human – such as dealing with adversity, remaining calm in difficult situations, as well as the benefits gained in cognitive performance, and much more. Whether a beginner or high-level performer, this a discussion 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/3e7hBWn
30/08/202230 minutes 57 seconds
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Rick Richey’s 2022 IDEA World Personal Trainer of the Year Acceptance Speech

In late July, NASM’s own Rick Richey was honored as the 2022 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and accepted the award at the IDEA World Convention in Las Vegas. In this special episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” please enjoy Rick’s acceptance speech following this extraordinary distinction! 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/3CxCeFt
25/08/20229 minutes 24 seconds
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Hypertrophy: Long Versus Short Positions

Our muscle development series continues with a closer look into long versus short positions. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explores a handful of studies, details why these findings may not be considered law due to their small sample size, as well as cites his own personal training examples on the matter. Don’t miss this latest hypertrophy topic-based installment! 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/3dQhxKN
23/08/202213 minutes 25 seconds
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Hypertrophy: Stretching Between Sets

The hypertrophy-based lesson series continues on this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” with a focus on stretching between your workout sets.  Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey deep dives into topic-specific research studies, explains why stretching between sets is not only beneficial for muscle thickness, but your one rep max, as well. It’s not a stretch to say you won’t want to miss the latest hypertrophy session from Dr. Richey! 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/3w90n1k
18/08/202210 minutes 51 seconds
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Rick’s Mailbag: Overtraining

We all like to push our bodies in a quest to achieve desired fitness goals. But when is enough, enough? In this episode host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, details the slippery slope of overtraining. He unpacks and defines, overreaching, why it’s vital to listen to our bodies after intense workouts, common signs of overtraining, and much more. So, take a break from that workout and re-charge your body, and mind, with the “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/3QNF7Gf
16/08/202218 minutes 25 seconds
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How to Write a Resume

Rick Richey has once again dipped into the mailbag to deep dive into the correct, and most effective, way to craft your resume. The NASM Regional Master Instructor unpacks discusses different types of professional summaries, the best way to stack the information in order of importance, and why it’s important to share a little bit about you, personally, as well. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help get your fitness career ahead of the competition! 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/3SEjbyZ
11/08/202216 minutes 53 seconds
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Research Study: Rest Between Sets for Hypertrophy

It’s time to flex those muscles with a follow-up episode on hypertrophy. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, details needed downtime between sets through analysis breakdown. He unpacks some topic-related conflicting research, shares specific personal examples from his 20+ years of training, and explains why evidence-based findings on topics like this gives us the accurate assessment when advising your clients. All this, plus much more, in this “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/3p42m2S
09/08/202214 minutes 1 second
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Plaque Buildup: Cholesterol or Inflammation?

This episode details atherosclerosis which is, quite simply, the buildup of plaque. Host Rick Richey, focuses in on what causes that buildup: cholesterol or inflammation? In reality, it’s both, but the NASM Master Instructor cites specific researched data and takes you inside the arteries with detailed examples of how we can control our systemic inflammation through not only diet, but physical activity and a movement lifestyle. This “NASM-CPT Podcast” you won’t want to miss! CTA: 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/3SpVE4z
04/08/202215 minutes 4 seconds
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Client Relationships: Present & Future

This dip into Rick Richey’s mailbag deals specifically with how, you as a personal trainer, handle transitioning from one location, or in this case state, to another with your current clients, while still moving forward to building a new base at your future location. The long-time NASM Master Instructor, and host, explores how to develop a short-term, meaningful training practice, as well as guides you through practices to establish success for yourself and your present clients before you move. An honest and transparent client-trainer relationship is vital to both parties. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help set you up for success! 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/3OViSfT
02/08/202217 minutes 25 seconds
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Andragogy for Fitness Clients

The late American educator, Malcolm Knowles, made the theory of andragogy synonymous to adult education. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast, host Rick Richey takes Knowles’ six principles of andragogy and turns them into a fitness variation and what that means to your clients. He will also share several relatable stories, as well as Rick’s unique fitness perspective on adult learning to help you better understand ways to reach your client’s goals. 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/3cLTGeI
28/07/202223 minutes 51 seconds
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Top Three Training Attributes

In this episode, host Rick Richey dips back into his social media mail bag to share his thoughts on, what he believes, are the three key components or elements in personal training. The NASM Master Instructor not only details this trio and why, but also provides further context through relatable, experiences from his two decades in personal training. Lastly, congrats to you, Rick, on recently being named the 2022 “IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year!” Thank you for inspiring others in the fitness world. 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/3owYyqF
26/07/202216 minutes 52 seconds
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How Many Reps Make Muscles Grow?

Knowledge is strength. So, this “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses on getting those muscles bigger and, specifically, the correct way to train to make that happen. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey explores Dr. Brad Schoenfeld’s research on the topic, as well as explains why his findings have changed how NASM provides content on muscle growth. We’ll help you get the facts straight once and for all! 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/3RQOUfK
21/07/202215 minutes 13 seconds
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Remember, Take Your Vitamins

Vitamins are essential to the body for normal cell function, development, and growth. In this episode, host Rick Richey, along with featured guest Brittany Michels, NASM Personal Trainer, registered and licensed dietitian, Vitamin Shoppe representative, and ultra-marathoner, detail her supplement training and preparation, the most popular year-round vitamins, truths and myths around expiration dates, and much more! The Vitamin Shoppe offers NASM/AFAA Fit Pros an exclusive 25% discount on products store and sitewide through their Wellness Partner Program. They also offer the opportunity for our fit pros to join their Ambassador program for an opportunity to extend product discounts to their clients and earn commissions on sales they drive through their affiliate links. Details can be found on the NASM/AFAA Pro Discounts page at https://www.nasm.org/lp/discountpartners. The most trusted name in fitness is now expanding into the wellness world. Become an NASM Certified Wellness Coach and
19/07/202231 minutes 43 seconds
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Ouch! R.I.C.E vs M.E.A.T.

History tells us that R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate) is the best antidote for inflammation and recovery of various injuries. In this episode, host Rick Richey compares R.I.C.E. to M.E.A.T. (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics, and Treatment) for treating acute injuries. The NASM Master Instructor will detail each of the acronyms four parts, share scientific research findings, as well as a few personal experiences of recovery.  We’ll keep the spelling simple but the knowledge drop deep on this “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/3IMZjoZ
14/07/202217 minutes 6 seconds
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Medical Reimbursement for Training

In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, MedFit Founder, Lisa Dougherty. Lisa is the founder of three separate but linked non-for-profit fitness companies. The MedFit Network provides a list of qualified Medical Fitness Trainers all over the country to promote their services to those in need. The MedFit Education offers medical fitness specializations to fitness professionals to be able to work with those that have heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. Finally, MedFit Care is the ability for your clients to get a medical fitness prescription to either be able to write off personal training on their taxes or to use a Health Spending Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to use pre-taxed dollars on personal training services. Join the MedFit Network today and save 40% on your first year's annual membership.  Use code NASM40 at checkout! https://medfitnetwork.org/welcome/ Check out the 25+ online medical fitness courses. All MedFi
12/07/202228 minutes 27 seconds
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Review of OHSA – Lateral View

After exploring the anterior view in a recent episode, host Rick Richey deep dives into the side, or lateral view of the overhead squat assessment in this “NASM-CPT Podcast.” The NASM Master Instructor explains his in-depth training techniques with the squat, including four specific movements to look for, a few effective activations, some common compensations, and much more in this episode which 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/3yMnNLs
07/07/202229 minutes 28 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Write it Out - Improving Your Programming

When in doubt, write it out. As a personal trainer, it’s vital you stay organized and consistent from one client to another because each has individual fit levels, as well as goals. In this enlightening encore presentation of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explains why documenting workouts not only allows you a consistent reference point but enables you to stay on task as you progress in your fitness career. Rick shares personal training experiences, as well as how you can mix and match workouts to fit each individual client. 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/3a8wlmA
05/07/202222 minutes 8 seconds
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Review of OHSA– Anterior View

As described by NASM – the overhead squat is a dynamic movement assessment. It is the quickest way to gain an overall impression of a client’s functional status. This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses specifically on the anterior view. Host Rick Richey explains how he sets people up for the OHSA, some common things you’ll see in the assessment and, most importantly, how to address it once you see it. 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/3ypfqp6
30/06/202228 minutes 12 seconds
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Plantar Fasciitis

This marks a special milestone for the “NASM-CPT Podcast” as host, Rick Richey, celebrates his 200th episode on the “NASM-Podcast Network” with a deep dive into plantar fasciitis. Rick explores this common cause of heel pain, the difference between plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis, his personal experiences with pain in his feet, prevention techniques, and much more. Thank you for making out podcast a consistent part of your fitness journey! 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/3P2nyBt
28/06/202220 minutes 2 seconds
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DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis

This episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast” focuses on deep vein thrombosis, or “DVT,” as it’s commonly referred to. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey explains the meaning of deep vein thrombosis, frequent causes, how it can be avoided, and why it’s vital for personal trainers to have a thorough understanding of DVT for not only their clients, but for themselves, as well. Rick also shares why a recent long flight overseas made him think differently about how he prepares his body for extended travel. 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/3NdGXhn
23/06/202218 minutes 29 seconds
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NASM International

The “NASM-CPT Podcast” brings you our second show Singapore as host Rick Richey is joined by fellow NASM Master Instructor, Jeremy Ng, from the FIT Summit. Ng, who speaks multiple languages, details sharing NASM’s vision and practices all over Asia, some of the fitness-related questions he receives when speaking at workshops, some of the challenges he sees teaching in different areas, and much more insightful knowledge about NASM International. 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/3mWUYoP
21/06/202218 minutes 18 seconds
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FIT Summit Topics from Singapore

The “NASM-CPT Podcast” spans the globe as Rick Richey made the 9,500-mile trek from New York City to Singapore for this very special road show. In this episode, Rick deep dives into key points of discussion from the FIT Summit where he is serving as a panelist. He details fitness changes he sees in the coming decade, specifically the environment, the task, and the individual. He’ll also discuss the trendy rise of boutique gyms, the evolution of different future business practices, and several other fitness news and notes from around the world. 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/3mTXXhG
16/06/202226 minutes 39 seconds
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Less Is More

Sometimes it’s best to simply, remove and refine. In this episode, host Rick Richey explains why, as personal trainers, it’s important to streamline what’s most important, and effective, for that individual client. Doing more with less in our training programs and exercise selections is sometimes the best practice to help achieve desired fitness goals. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you better understand why “going back to the basics” can be beneficial to everyone. 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/3twHP9G
14/06/202211 minutes 8 seconds
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NASM Approach: Musculoskeletal Disorders

In this episode host Rick Richey deep dives into a musculoskeletal disorder research study which has been implemented by the National Academy of the Sports Medicine. The NASM Master Instructor will focus on several different key findings in the study, including the levels of musculoskeletal disorder, strength, flexibility, and other factors which led to these statistical outcomes. Expand your fitness knowledge with a little help from the “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/3zi7Z3R
09/06/202216 minutes 58 seconds
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Pre & Postnatal Fitness

Someone who is pregnant is most likely preparing for the most physically taxing event of their lives. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Carolyn Appel, PROnatal Fitness Director of Education, deep dive into approaching fitness during pregnancy, common misconceptions about prenatal training, understanding the demands of the body while training before, and after pregnancy, navigating different obstacles through the trimesters, and much more! Interested in working with pre & postnatal clients? The PROnatal Fitness Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Course teaches you how to utilize and evidence-based training methodology to help your clients thrive during pregnancy, confidently prepare for birth, and emerge even stronger. Use code NASM100 to save $100 through June 30th, 2022. Or, for a FREE resource to get you started, download our guide: 5 Pregnancy Changes Every Fitness Professional Should Know to learn the key changes that
07/06/202235 minutes 30 seconds
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How Do Some CPT’s Charge So Much?

It’s time to talk this out. How is it possible for some trainers to charge so much and, more importantly, why can’t I make that kind of money? In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explores the secret sauce to charging more, specifically for business owners, and the reasoning behind it. He’ll also share personal pricing stories as a CPT, the importance of business branding, and why your story helps set your rate for client pricing. 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/3PUaaAi
02/06/202220 minutes 25 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Client SMART Goals

As a personal trainer, you may be providing incredible workouts, but are those workouts designed in the best interest of your clients? In this encore presentation, host Rick Richey details how to not only design exercise routines but, most importantly, achieve the desired outcomes. The NASM Master Instructor discusses focus techniques, the meaning behind the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely), establishing fitness benchmarks, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you look SMART(er) while helping your clients reach their personal fitness goals! 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/3NIlxcH
31/05/202217 minutes 37 seconds
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Inflation: Should I Raise My Rates?

Inflation is causing many of us to pivot, in both our spending habits, and pricing habits given our current economic pivot. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey discusses when the right time is, if there even is a right time, to charge more as a personal trainer. He’ll also detail the best way to tell your clients you’re increasing their rate, how to handle resistance from this decision, why you may not lose clients if you decide to raise prices, and much more. Rick helps navigate this tricky, but sometimes inevitable, aspect of the fitness training career.  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/3Nxt8e8
26/05/202218 minutes 12 seconds
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Special Guest: 2X Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Jacobellis

Lindsey Jacobellis is widely considered the greatest snowboarder of all time. In February, Jacobellis further cemented her legacy winning a pair of Gold Medals in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Jacobellis joins host Rick Richey to share the elation and personal sense of accomplishment winning Gold, detailed training techniques to reach her peak performance level when needed, the importance of fundamentals, furthering her education as an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, her plans to write a book, and much more. This exclusive, in-depth interview is one you certainly 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/389xw3W
24/05/202246 minutes 18 seconds
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Pros & Cons of Influencer Culture

Love it, or hate it, social media isn’t going anywhere. The fitness space is littered with fitness-specific social content and easily accessible through just a simple search on your favorite app. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey deep dives into the fitness social platforms and explores the good, and the bad, of the influencer culture. This episode explores what influencers do, how they can be beneficial to growing your fitness knowledge base, as well as why sometimes it’s best to stay away from mimicking what you see from some of your fitness influencer social media follows. 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/3sGSgax
19/05/202223 minutes 1 second
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Differentiating Fitness & Wellness

Fitness is a dimension of wellness. In this episode, host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Dr. Mallory Fox, NASM-MT, CES, PES, and CWC, help define fitness from wellness, provide important trainer-client tips, and who to seek out for advice from professionals who are skilled in other dimensions of wellness. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help lead you down the road to bettering your wellness journey! 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/3NfI0h9
17/05/202241 minutes 45 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: Pecs & Lats

In this anatomy lesson, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, explores the pectoral and latissimus dorsi muscles, most commonly referred to as simply, the pecs and lats. This episode focuses on defining these two muscles, best training practices to add strength, and many more insightful knowledge drops. School is in session on the “NASM-CPT Podcast!”  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/3snhqLa
12/05/202223 minutes 22 seconds
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The Big Toe

The big toe, which is sometimes called, the great toe, is an area which can suffer from a significant lack in range of motion. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey outlines several different assessments with the big toe, why, amongst other joints, it’s often overlooked, self-administered big toe techniques, and many more insightful pointers to help build your training repertoire. From head to (big) toe, Rick has you covered! 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/3FtVkM2
10/05/202224 minutes 44 seconds
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Going Independent as A Trainer

Pivoting in your personal training career can be tough to navigate, especially when deciding the best time to train outside of being an employee at a corporate gym. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey details seven objectives to consider before making the move, as well as shares several different experiences he encountered as he transitioned his training independently and further established his own personal brand in fitness 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/37XFTzq
05/05/202226 minutes 39 seconds
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CES Research: Upper Crossed Syndrome

In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey deep dives into research done by the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization on rounded head, forward shoulders, protraction – the upper crossed syndrome. He will explain the three types of patterns: upper crossed syndrome, lower crossed syndrome, and the layered syndrome, as well as many more interesting points taken from this study. 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/37ZSWjZ
03/05/202215 minutes 19 seconds
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Motion is Lotion

Sir Isaac Newton’s proposed First Law of Motion in 1687 famously said, ‘A body at rest tends to remain at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion.’ Seems straight-forward enough, right? In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey details the physical benefits from increased physical activity. So don’t sit back and miss your chance to greater understand why motion is lotion!  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/3ESGhew
28/04/202216 minutes 3 seconds
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Take the Vacation

Taking vacation as a personal trainer can be a slippery slope, and understandably so, since no one is paying you when you’re not working. However, unplugging from work, as well as life’s hurdles and speed bumps, is important for several reasons. In the episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explores the mental struggle many in the fitness industry wrestle with when it comes to taking that much-needed vacation. He will also share a few of his personal experiences, how the memories made will be remembered much longer than the money spent, as well as cost-cutting ways to make your trips more affordable. Take the vacation! Don’t fall victim to this common “trainer trap.” 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/3vfkqLt
26/04/202215 minutes 41 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Guidelines for Physical Activity

NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey details workout timelines and structure for people of all ages who are hoping to see increases in productivity, growth, or simply just maintenance in their fitness lives. In this episode Rick highlights these guidelines, which have been professionally researched and studied, for people of all ages. Whether a preschooler, adolescent, adult, or older adult the “NASM-CPT Podcast” has the answers to all your physical activity questions to help keep your body healthy and fit, regardless of your age in this encore presentation! 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/39fOb6c
25/04/202232 minutes 42 seconds
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Encore Presentation: All About the Rotator Cuff

Ever wonder how your arm is kept in your shoulder socket? In this encore presentation, host Rick Richey gets you familiar with the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, what some of the joint actions are, as well as what they do. Plus, a breakdown of the four rotator cuff muscles, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help answer any questions you may have when it comes to this area of the shoulder. 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/3ryIUNm
21/04/202222 minutes 5 seconds
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Rick’s Mailbag: Muscular Activations

It’s time to dip back into Rick’s mailbag of questions to focus on this powerful neuromuscular assessment tool. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey details if activation is something which needs to be frequently varied, if it’s best if paired with specific workouts, and several other key breakdowns of this concept of activation. 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/3jEmBS9
19/04/202211 minutes 56 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: The Traps

Our functional anatomy series continues, this time focusing in on the trapezius, or simply, the trap muscle, that begins at the base of the neck, goes across the shoulders, and extends to the middle of the back. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, details the attachment points, the joint actions for each of these muscles, some common causes of soreness in the traps, and many other useful tidbits of information help expand your knowledge base on this broad, flat muscle. 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/3uBaJX9
14/04/202215 minutes 51 seconds
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Recovery for Performance

The greatest benefits from a workout aren’t from the workout itself, but the recovery period after the workout. On this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Jackson Corley, Incrediwear Holdings, Inc. Founder, discuss the science-based approach behind the project which leads to increased blood flow, how long it takes for the product to work, and Corley’s near-death experience which led him to the creation of the Incrediwear brand. Use the promo code "NASM20" to get 20% off your next Incrediwear purchase. https://incrediwear.com/pages/nasm-partnership 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/3KwRgwx
12/04/202244 minutes 35 seconds
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Picking the Right Personal Trainer

In this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey dips back into the mailbag to outline a checklist to assure your personal trainer fits the needs wanted from their services. He’ll deep dive into double checking trainer’s credentials, asking if your workout personalities fit or could clash at some point, navigating pricing, and a number of other key ingredients to note when deciding which is the best fit moving forward. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” put you mind at ease a bit when weighing these difficult options. 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/3LGGQuj
07/04/202223 minutes
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NASM Network Adds Darlene Marshall Podcast

Certified Wellness Coach, and NASM-CPT, Darlene Marshall is bringing her expansive wellness knowledge to our NASM Podcast Network with her popular “Better Than Fine” weekly show which debuts on our platforms Wednesday, April 4, 2022. In this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, and Marshall, explore a deep discussion on her background, passion for learning and understanding wellness and greater well-being, as well as when and how she started podcasting, and much more. Welcome to our team, Darlene -we are excited to have you! 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/3LFf4OH
05/04/202241 minutes 29 seconds
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Creating Client Consistency

Consistency is a key ingredient to many aspects of our lives, including fitness. In this episode, host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey, discusses a myriad of ways to help build greater consistency with your clients. He’ll explore different coaching steps like planning ahead, celebrating successes, prioritizing your top goals, and many more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help set you up for success in your personal training journey! 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/3uzggwo
31/03/202225 minutes
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Trainer Burnout – What’s Next?

The life of a certified personal trainer is exhilarating, rewarding, and unique. But at times, like any career path, it can be overwhelming. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, along with featured guest, Jayel Lewis, AFAA group fitness instructor, and long-time fitness consultant, discuss some of the more common burnout issues, ways to prevent these hurdles from re-occurring, coaching tips in dealing with client relationships, and much more. Get the real talk about how to avoid the same mistakes other fitness pros have made in the past! 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/3IREQ0h
29/03/202234 minutes 42 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: Hamstrings

This week’s functional anatomy lesson stretches your knowledge base on hamstrings. NASM host, and Master Instructor, Rick Richey details what the hamstrings are, their main purpose, how we can use them, and many other insightful details on what helps you walk, climb stairs, and many other movements with your legs. Get a better understanding of these three muscles in this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” 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/3wuyYYj
24/03/202221 minutes 13 seconds
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Linear vs. Undulating Periodization

In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey defines linear vs. undulating periodization, as well as when and how you can change and implement the periodization. Let Rick drop some knowledge into your personal training memory bank in this insightful, and entertaining, monologue presentation. 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/3NcfSw3
22/03/202218 minutes 39 seconds
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Fitness Trackers: The What and Why

Technology has made it even easier for us to monitor our fitness and sleep progress or, lack thereof. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explores a detailed overview of fitness trackers, as well as how they can be useful to your training, and daily routines. He outlines the specific uses of the devices, the different price points, why some excel in one area but may not be suitable for other workout purposes, and many more insightful tips. 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/3q7VeU3
17/03/202218 minutes 36 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: Quads

This episode focuses specifically on the quadriceps group. Host Rick Richey deep dives into the naming history of this large muscle which covers the front and sides of the thigh, outlines examples of a correct quad stretch, explains the four parts which make up the quad, shares personal fitness stories and experiences with group, and much more! Your next functional anatomy session is now in progress, compliments of the “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/35XrQcf
15/03/202219 minutes 49 seconds
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Flexibility vs. Mobility

It’s mailbag time on the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” In this episode, host Rick Richey deep dives into the fundamental differences between flexibility and mobility. The NASM Master Instructor will explain how these go hand-in-hand, but they are far from the same thing as explained in our NASM principles. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast help you separate fact from fiction in this common fitness misconception! 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/3tIQFAm
10/03/202213 minutes 44 seconds
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Constraints Led Approach to Running

Recently, host Rick Richey’s fitness passion has turned to running as a means of exercise and a way to lower his blood glucose. In this episode, Rick is joined by Joel Smith, owner of Just Fly Sports LLC, noted author, and former Strength and Conditioning Coach at California Berkeley. The two detail the intricacies of this constraints led approach, how that applies to personal trainers in the fitness industry, as well as a few running misconceptions, why less, sometimes, can be more, and a few other helpful tips. Get your training knowledge base off and running in this “NASM-CPT Podcast!” 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/3sLGYlE
08/03/202235 minutes 19 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: TFL

In this episode, the “NASM-CPT Podcast” functional anatomy series continues with an in-depth look at the tensor fasciae latae, commonly referred to as simply, the TFL muscle. Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey details where the muscle is located, why the TFL is an additional hip flexor, a demonstration of how to feel the muscle, and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge base on this important muscle that helps stabilize the hip and knee! 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/3vsxbT9
03/03/202214 minutes 23 seconds
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Components of a Workout

Every workout is broken up into parts. NASM helps you streamline your plan with a blueprint to achieve your desired results. In this episode, NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey details the six portions of a workout: warm up, balance, core, plyometrics, resistance training, and cool down. He also deep dives into components, and sub-components of each, while citing specific examples to help further clarify the steps. Do miss this educational, and entertaining, “NASM-CPT Podcast” monologue presentation! 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/3hqMWln
01/03/202226 minutes 17 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: Biceps & Brachialis

In this functional anatomy monologue, the focus is on a few muscles. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey details the biceps and brachialis. From where the names came from and their unique origin, to proximal and distal concept explanations, as well as some common misconceptions associated with these muscles, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you flex your muscle knowledge! 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/3H5FOp2
24/02/202212 minutes 51 seconds
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Glute Talk

One of the most popular (and arguably, most important) muscle groups to train for aesthetics, health, and performance, the gluteals play an integral role during nearly every dynamic movement of the body. In this special episode, host Rick Richey is joined by NASM Master Trainer and IFBB Olympian, Andre Adams; and IFBB Olympian, Dr. Sunny “The Glute Doctor” Andrews, MD. Andre and Sunny detail and explore projects they’re working on, hip mobility and range of motion and its impact on glute development, how to prepare for a glute-focused training session, their favorite glute exercises and training protocols, 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/3LOK93k
22/02/202237 minutes 31 seconds
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Creativity in Personal Training

Being creative is a key element in establishing and sustaining success as a personal trainer. So too is keeping workouts both interesting and fun. In this episode host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey explains why creativity is so important, how to avoid common training pitfalls, why communication can often be your best friend in the client-trainer relationship, and much more. This is one “NASM-CPT Podcast” 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/3gMAdJw
17/02/202214 minutes 50 seconds
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Exploring NASM Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaches look at exercise differently than others do. Yes, it still involves physical activity, but it may be less about exercise and more about other variables. In this episode, host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, Dr. Jaime Tartar, an NASM CWC contributing author and researcher. The two will deep dive into the importance of reducing stress, increasing quality sleep, recovery, and much more. Let the "NASM-CPT Podcast" serve as a launching point to help others find their motivation to move forward towards a betterment of 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/3Jpr6e7
15/02/202242 minutes 22 seconds
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Real Talk About Hip Flexors

Every time you take a step, you’re using your hip flexors. Learning more about them, you could say, is a step-by-step process. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey focuses in on the two primary muscles, the psoas major and iliacus, as well as explains why he chooses to do hip flexor strengthening with his clients. Rick will also share personal training stories to help expand 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/3sp4nYG
10/02/202223 minutes 46 seconds
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How to Study for the NASM-CPT Exam

Thinking of starting a career in fitness? Have some questions about how to get started? Want finite details about how NASM’s programming can help you achieve success from the start? We got you. Join NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, along with featured guest Brian Sutton, Senior Content Development and Production Manager, for this special LIVE webinar about all things CPT-7. Viewers can gain helpful knowledge about not only NASM’s programming but the industry, perfect for those looking to start their professional fitness journey. At the conclusion of the webinar, Rick and Brian will open the floor to your questions, providing real-time feedback to everything you want to know. From questions about the course to how to navigate online learning to prepping for your exam. 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/3or6Pwv
08/02/20221 hour 5 minutes 9 seconds
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Functional Anatomy: Joint Action Review

With the new year, comes a new series on the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” It will focus on functional anatomy. In this episode, host Rick Richey explores the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes, detailing each one with specific demonstrations for you, the fitness professional. The NASM Master Instructor also discusses rotations and much, much more in the first of this extensive series which debuts right here. 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/32LdwSu
03/02/202224 minutes 2 seconds
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Post-COVID Exercise Research

Like many of us, Rick Richey tested positive for COVID. After a full recovery from the mild case, he’s ready to share research about post-COVID interventions regarding exercise. In this episode Richey, an NASM Master Instructor who has a pre-existing medical condition, details his emotions when he tested positive, explains how and why, through research studies, physical exercise provides benefits in helping prevent skeletal diseases, and why physical inactivity puts you at a great risk of severe COVID outcomes. The “NASM-CPT Podcast” provides helpful points and advice on how to make the most of your COVID recovery back to the physical health you desire. 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/3IMgo0O
01/02/202219 minutes 52 seconds
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Do They Really Work? Compression Sleeves

NBA star Russell Westbrook made compression sleeves popular, but do they serve a functional purpose or simply a fashion purpose? In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey deep dives into both leg and arm compression sleeves through analytical research to answer that exact question. He will also share a few personal experiences with compression sleeves, as well as some benefits of the elasticized garments that you and your clients may not be aware of. 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/3KHg4SQ
27/01/202215 minutes 54 seconds
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Rick’s Story Time: Better Business Outcomes

Little things can go a long way in building your brand and reputation. The smallest of details can help establish and strengthen relationships. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, shares some of his personal experiences from his successful career personal training. He’ll discuss a few of the subtle traits he used to help he, and his co-workers, better enjoy their time together at the gym while growing as a team. Let Rick provide these vital applications to you, the fitness professional. 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/3FXm6uX
25/01/202212 minutes 51 seconds
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Do They Really Work? Electric Muscle Stimulation

Electric muscle stimulation, or simply, “EMS” is defined as the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. That sounds all well and good, but do they really work? In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey, through detailed research and findings, helps bring resolution to this question, as well as details some of the early uses for electric muscle stimulation. 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/3FEEGYE
20/01/202220 minutes 17 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Common Misconceptions About Personal Trainers

As the old saying goes, don’t believe everything you hear. That’s certainly the case when it comes to personal trainers. In this encore episode, host Rick Richey refutes several common stereotypes when it comes to fitness experts. Whether it be trainers are “meatheads,” or their know-it-all mentality, or the misconception all CPT’s are totally clean eaters, and much more! Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you separate fact from fiction in the fitness industry! 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/3tDzaTZ
19/01/202220 minutes 33 seconds
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Write it Out: Improving Your Programming

When in doubt, write it out. As a personal trainer, it’s vital you stay organized and consistent from one client to another because each has individual fit levels, as well as goals. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explains why documenting workouts not only allows you a consistent reference point but enables you to stay on task as you progress in your fitness career. Rick shares personal training experiences, as well as how you can mix and match workouts to fit each individual client.  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/3qgC1jj
13/01/202222 minutes 8 seconds
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Rick’s Mailbag: Muscle Balance/Muscle Functions, Shin Splints

No better time than now to start 2022 with a couple questions from you, our NASM audience! In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey dips into his mailbag and addresses both muscle balance/muscle functions, as well as those painful shin splints. He will detail the difference between muscle balance and muscle function, as well as defining exactly what shin splints are, what causes them, and more. Enjoy Rick’s knowledge drop! 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/31JoY0t
11/01/202220 minutes 42 seconds
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Do They Really Work? Infrared Light

Red light therapy has taken off over the last few years. But the question remains: do they really work? In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey dips into the mailbag and explores the validity of infrared light. He discusses research findings, details the purposes of infrared red saunas, how it helps with recovery, and much more. You have questions, Rick has answers! 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/3n5acZp
07/01/202212 minutes 11 seconds
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2022 Fitness Resolutions

People are back from break. People are back at work. People are back in school. People are back in the gym. As we enter the new year, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey provides you, the fitness enthusiast, a set of guidelines to help others not only reach their goals, but feel good about themselves, as well. “The NASM-CPT Podcast” provides the perfect head start on making the most of 2022. 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/3JDaoZK
04/01/202222 minutes 57 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Fitness and Arthritis

Reaching your fitness goals when dealing with arthritis brings unique challenges. In this episode, host Rick Richey was joined by featured guest Christine Conti, Arthritis Fitness Specialist, author, and International Fitness Educator. They discuss the effects of joint pain and stiffness and ways to help navigate through the hurdles and potential symptoms. Enjoy this encore presentation! 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/3qtI8j9
30/12/202155 minutes 39 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Business Building Basics for CPT’s

This podcast highlights the most common questions received from new trainers navigating their way through the quirks and unpredictability of the industry. From how to get started once certified, to what is the best gym to begin your training career, how to be protective of your time while still maximizing the most financial gain, and much more. Host Rick Richey answers several common questions in this encore edition.   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/3qtI8j9
28/12/202132 minutes 16 seconds
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Discussing the NASM Certified Wellness Coach

The Certified Wellness Coach is not just another educational fitness product from NASM. It’s a new, stand-alone category all by itself. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest Darlene Marshall, CPT and CWC author. The two deep dive into the definition of wellness, understanding the importance of lifestyle, gaining “small wins” for your clients, and much more. This is one episode you won’t want to miss! 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/3mnGGxL
22/12/20211 hour 1 minute 2 seconds
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Problem Areas: Runner’s Knees, Jumper’s Knees

Some things is fitness are simply on a knee-d to know basis. This episode focuses specifically with problem areas for recreational athletes. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey spotlights runner’s and jumper’s knees. He explains what both issues are, what causes pain and discomfort for many, as well as several fitness interventions for fitness professionals to better understand these underlying issues. 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/3IZMVl7
21/12/202119 minutes 54 seconds
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KPI for Trainers

It’s a business. And a big part of your business are key performance indicators – which is a quantifiable measure of performance over a certain amount of time for your objectives. In this episode, host Rick Richey shares a few of his KPI’s as a fitness professional. He’ll discuss new training clients, marketing strategies to help build your brand, balancing your budget 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/3EX0xLh
16/12/202118 minutes 9 seconds
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Getting the Most of Your 30-minute Workout

This episode focuses on time management. Specifically, when you’re asked to cut your workout in half. NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey outlines a detailed road map to help you streamline those shortened hour-long sessions when time is of the essence. He’ll discuss the most efficient way to program out movement prep, as well as a complete breakdown of the perfect 27-minute workout, while still allowing a few minutes for that all-important post stretch. 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/3DSTxOr
14/12/202117 minutes 22 seconds
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Inside the NASM-CSNC

In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by Dr. Laurent Bannock, consultant nutritionist and sports scientist, for a detailed discussion about NASM’s new Certified Sports Nutrition Coach program. Dr. Bannock, a subject matter expert for this product, shares what he provided for the program, his experiences working with professional sports organizations around the world, insight into important nutrition tips, and much more. This is one episode you don’t want to miss! 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/3dtpguL
08/12/202125 minutes 36 seconds
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Training: How Much is Too Much?

Personal trainers are, at times, tasked with creating and following a balance with their clients. In this episode NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey provides a big picture blueprint to determine when and how to pace your training style, while fulfilling your clients’ wants and needs. Rick shares some highs, as well as some lows, when he was “learning on the job,” how the NASM OPT Model can add knowledge to the decision-making process, tips to determine the best training habits with beginner clients, 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/3DvH5nA
07/12/202123 minutes 25 seconds
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Internal vs. External Cueing

NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rich Richey continues with his two-part conversation with Rob Gray, Arizona State University Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, with a focus on cueing. They discuss if one, internal or external, is better than the other, is there defined value in both, when is the best time to cue, how much cuing is needed, and many more useful tips of the trade. 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/3o9qYHM
02/12/202122 minutes 39 seconds
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Constraints-Led Approach to Training

In the first of this two-part interview, host Rick Richey is joined by Arizona State University Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, Robert Gray, for an in-depth discussion on this style of training. The two define the constraints-led approach, how it applies to all types of sports, the complexity involved in degrees of freedom, tips to get the most out of your clients’ workouts, and more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you separate fact from fiction on this detailed topic! 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/3o4sGKE
30/11/202126 minutes 11 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Balance Training in the OPT Model

In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” we dip into the archives to focus on balance and its relation to every phase of the OPT Model. Host Rick Richey details how he incorporates these strategies and techniques into each client he works with and the most effective ways to use these components to challenge and help you reach your clients’ goals. An episode so nice, we had to play it twice! 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/310Cz30
24/11/202143 minutes 38 seconds
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Do They Really Work? Vibration Platforms

It’s back, by popular demand. In this episode, host Rick Richey separates fact from fiction on vibration platforms. He details their intended purpose, cites a collection of professionally recoded data in their effective, share a few personal experiences with the device, and many more helpful tips. The “NASM-CPT Podcast” will give you the good vibrations knowledge base to help further your 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/30JVxep
23/11/202115 minutes 54 seconds
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Client SMART Goals

As a personal trainer, you may be providing incredible workouts, but are those workouts designed in the best interest of your clients? In this episode, host Rick Richey details how to not only design exercise routines but, most importantly, achieve the desired outcomes. The NASM Master Instructor discusses focus techniques, the meaning behind the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely), establishing fitness benchmarks, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you look SMART(er) while helping your clients reach their personal 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/3DmMFtf
18/11/202117 minutes 37 seconds
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Understanding NASM EDGE App

The world of fitness continues to evolve, including the best ways to deliver information and content to clients. One of the most effective ways is through the NASM app. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guests, Ethan Abrams, NASM Vice President of Product Innovation & Strategy, and Nolan Hyland, NASM Director of Corporate Wellness, for an in-depth discussion on the app’s benefits, why it was initially developed, and how it recommends specific exercises to help your clients meet 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/3cf2juQ
16/11/202145 minutes 1 second
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When to Raise My Rates

Quite simply, it’s a conversation most trainers will have with their clients at some point. The biggest questions are when, and just as importantly, how much? In this “NASM-CPT Podcast, Master Instructor Rick Richey explains why it’s okay to be nervous when discussing money, why simply raising your rates annually makes the most sense, how to “break the ice” with these conversations, and many more helpful pointers on this touchy subject. 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/3osDpxx
11/11/202116 minutes 58 seconds
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Do They Really Work? Vibrating Foam Rollers

When you have questions, the “NASM-CPT Podcast” has answers. In this episode, host Rick Richey answers the question of effectiveness with vibrating foam rollers. He provides data found through researched studies, shares personal experiences with the product, as well various tests performed to further detail the legitimacy of this product. 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/2Yx1tX2
09/11/202111 minutes 58 seconds
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Do They Really Work? Massage Guns

We’re introducing a new series on the “NASM-CPT Podcast” we like to call, “Do They Really Work?” Host, and NASM Master Instructor, Rick Richey will sift through his mail bag to give clarity to your questions. This episode focuses in massage guns, which have gained quite a bit of popularity. Rick explains the purpose of this product, what scientific research has shown, and his personal thoughts and experiences with massage guns during his fitness 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/3BCDPph
04/11/202115 minutes 21 seconds
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Strengthening Your Fitness Sales

Quite simply, your sales will largely dictate your success as a personal trainer. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest, Redefine Fitness owner, and NASM CPT, Anthony Amen for a transparent discussion on the many of the dos and don’ts in sales. Amen will share insights into what’s helped him close 97% of his clients over the last three years, tips to making the most of your sales presentation, how to best relate to the different quirks and personalities of your clientele, and much more. We can’t sell the importance of this episode any more! Did you hear? The most trusted name in fitness is now the most trusted name in sports performance nutrition. Becomean NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach and optimize performance and recovery. https://bit.ly/3q5jpTI
02/11/202149 minutes 44 seconds
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Challenges in Programming

Being able to properly program is one of the most vital traits needed to accelerate your growth as personal trainer. NASM Master Instructor, and host, Rick Richey deep dives into this topic, detailing the importance of practice writing programs, structuring a workout streamlined to progress your client’s goals, and shares personal stories of self-development through experimentation. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help ease your concerns on this tricky blocker for some young trainers. 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/3GnHQ4P 
28/10/202121 minutes 52 seconds
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A Look Back: Optima 2021

NASM’s biggest fitness conference is now officially in the books! In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey shares his biggest takeaways from this year’s free virtual event. He’ll highlight his live presentation with health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, how to use social media to help build your business, the future of fitness with NASM Founder Mike Clark, and several more helpful antidotes to further your fitness career. This is a can’t miss episode! 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/3GiQ9yB
26/10/202123 minutes 17 seconds
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Encore Presentation: All About the One Rep Max

When you have fitness questions, we have fitness answers. In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey dips into the audience mailbag to discuss several specifics in and around one-rep max workouts. Rick shares his insights on the topic, including NASM’s thought process on the one-rep max, the best means to identify what the personal best may be, as well as suggestions for programs to fit those needs through the NASM spectrum and much more. 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/2Zax5Sn
20/10/202123 minutes 33 seconds
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The Truth About Air Compression Sleeves

It’s a popular fitness debate which needs to be addressed. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey helps separate fact from fiction when it comes to air compression sleeves. He’ll outline where and how they started, why some believe the sleeves are not only comfortable, but beneficial in recovery, and other research findings to help add greater clarity to this question. 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/3vnDVzG
19/10/202117 minutes 36 seconds
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Open Your Own Gym – Getting Started!

Have you considered opening your own gym but don’t where to start when considering the risk/reward? With Optima 2021 coming up later in October, we decided to turn back the clock about a year for NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey’s 2020 Optima presentation on getting started in the process when you may not even know where to start. In this episode of the “NASM-CPT Podcast,” Rick shares personal experiences and an array of tips to consider as a gym owner including what kind of training facility is best suited for you, various financing iterations, acquiring a loan, navigating an equity share, and much more! 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/3vdzpE0
14/10/20211 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds
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Bench Pressers Overarching Issues

In this episode, host Rick Richey dips back into his social media mailbox to address a specific question regarding proper bench press technique. The NASM Master Instructor addresses personal trainers coaching their clients to arch their backs when on the bench. Rick will detail why keeping a neutral spine is important in all phases of your workout, why limiting your range of motion allows you to produce more strength, how back arching can put you in a weakened position, plus more. Find out why it’s best to bench arching those backs!  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. FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3iSueV7
12/10/202114 minutes 24 seconds
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All About the Rotator Cuff

Ever wonder how your arm is kept in your shoulder socket? In this episode, host Rick Richey gets you familiar with the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, what some of the joint actions are, as well as what they do. Plus, a breakdown of the four rotator cuff muscles, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help answer any questions you may have when it comes to this area of the shoulder. 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/3abenw8
07/10/202121 minutes 5 seconds
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Understanding Arthrokinematics

Understanding joint movement is extremely important to broadening your overall fitness knowledge base. In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey explains exactly what happens at the joint level. Discussion points include the three types of joint movements, movement principles with arthrokinematics, and much more in this detailed presentation. 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/304aIhT
06/10/202116 minutes 8 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Fitness Influencer Kelsey Wells

Last summer, Rick’s fellow NASM Master Instructor and “Strong Mind. Strong Body” host Angie Miller sat down with Kelsey Wells, NASM CPT, and Fitness Influencer, for a transparent, thought-provoking conversation on women’s health and wellness.  Wells, a SWEAT trainer, and creator of PWR workout programs, detailed how and why she chose a career in fitness, her real-life struggles with postpartum anxiety and depression, turning her personal pressure into personal acceptance, and much more. Great insight and information on women’s health and wellness from two of the best! 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/3odflQA
30/09/202130 minutes 24 seconds
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Progressive Overloading for Muscular Development

Recently there's been a shift in emphasis towards physique and body building in the fitness world. Why is that the case? In this “NASM-CPT Podcast,” host Rick Richey is joined by NASM Master Trainer, and IFBB Professional Athlete, Andre Adams to discuss a myriad of topics around physique training including the specific science involved, the globalization of the sport, training, and nutrition tips, and why it’s important to start muscular development early. 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/3kRX9Kp
28/09/202149 minutes 59 seconds
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HIIT Workouts - Programming with Body Weight, Towels, and Bands

While high intensity interval training (HIIT) is not new to our industry, there are still many fitness professionals who may welcome a refresher or update on the science behind and benefits associated with this popular type of training. Using bodyweight, bands, and towels, participants will experience different work to rest programming options to maximize outcomes. So, if you have clients who want to lose fat, increase strength, and enhance aerobic and anaerobic capacity (and who doesn’t?), you will not want to miss Rick’s hands-on workshop from Optima 2020. 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/3zqS4MP
27/09/20211 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds
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Rick’s Mailbag: Reciprocal Inhibition & Synergistic Dominance

In this episode, Rick answers a listener’s question dealing specifically with altered reciprocal inhibition and synergistic dominance. The NASM Master Instructor shows detailed examples of how reciprocal inhibition can become altered and why that’s problematic, insight into the length-tension relationship, plus many more useful tips to further enhance your personal training knowledge. 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/3zwVGxa
21/09/202120 minutes 53 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Jake Olson

Rick was joined by special guest Jake Olson. In 2017, Jake inspired the sports world as the long snapper for the USC football team. While extra points in a football game aren't usually a big deal, this one was, as Olson is legally blind.  But that wasn't the start of his inspiring journey and it certainly isn't the end. Jake discussed the cancer that took his eyesight, his journey with USC, what inspired him to become an NASM-CPT, and much more. We promise Olson will inspire you to get the most out of yourself and the clients you train! 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/3z6SO9R
15/09/202154 minutes 40 seconds
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Supplements for Sports Performance

Supplementation is a vital aspect of performance at all fitness levels. In this episode, host Rick Richey, along with featured guest Kat Barefield, NASM Master Instructor, and Registered Dietician, examine why this process is so important, particularly with professional athletes who train at an elite level. They will also explore common nutritional missteps for young adults, a complete breakdown of macronutrients, how caffeine can serve as an effective ergogenic aid, and many more insightful tips! 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/3nuiZ8o
14/09/202139 minutes 9 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Julius Thomas – the Mental Side of Fitness

Julius Thomas saw a little bit of everything during his seven-year in NFL career. In this episode, host Rick Richey goes in-depth with the two-time Pro Bowl tight end, and NASM CPT, with a focus on positivity, resilience, and the mental side of health and fitness. Don’t miss this opportunity (again) to hear from a former high-level professional athlete. 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/2YkZNPR
07/09/202156 minutes 24 seconds
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Encore Presentation: All About the Feet

When it comes to fitness, our feet are our livelihood. From tears in the muscles to spurs in the many different small bones we have in our feet; a small injury could sideline us for months. Join host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey and guest Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES for a discussion on everything about the foot! To better understand foot health, we look at the best ways to recover and take care of our feet. 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/3yz6qun
01/09/20211 hour 9 minutes 35 seconds
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150 Minutes of Physical Activity

It’s suggested, per research and studies, adults ideally achieve a goal of 150 minutes of physical activity per week. So where do these guidelines come from and how was this movement criteria selected? In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey details the history and science behind these findings and how it pertains to both personal trainers, as well as your clients. Rick also explores moderate to vigorous activity, resistance training, as well as sites specific examples which fit into each category and the desired 150-minute model. 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/3kCNANV
31/08/202120 minutes 38 seconds
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Encore Presentation: Defining the Butt-Wink

"Butt-wink" - the sometimes-subtle posterior tilt of the pelvis at the bottom of a squat. In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey answers a listener's question about "butt-wink" and the potential reasons why it happens. An internet search will provide many explanations why this happens that do not always align. Is it problematic or fine? Normal or not normal? Rick offers his evidence-base input in this episode to separate fact from fiction. So nice, we just had to play it twice – enjoy! 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/3kiQZ4c
26/08/202122 minutes 59 seconds
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Expand Your Interest as a CPT

In today’s society, people tend to be attached to everything but committed to nothing. So, what does this mean in relation to the fitness industry? In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey discusses the steppingstone approach to navigating your career path as a personal trainer. He details why it’s vital to take the time to find your footing and figure out who you want to be and, more specifically, what you want to do in the profession. The “NASM-CPT Podcast” provides useful tips to enable you to create and establish your own identity as a CPT. 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/3y8Alt4
24/08/202119 minutes 41 seconds
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CPT Success Tips from Clean Health Fitness

NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey goes across the globe for this special edition of the “NASM-CPT Podcast.” Rick, along with featured guest Daine McDonald, Founder of Clean Health Fitness Institute in Alexandria, Australia discusses the extensive research performed in the “Land Down Under,” in regard to performance, as well as strength and conditioning. McDonald also outlines his near two-decade fitness background, his transition from a personal training business to owning and operating his own gyms, why continuing to build your knowledge base in the industry is vital for personal, as well as professional development as a CPT, and 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/3z0nzOv
19/08/202153 minutes 7 seconds
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Integrating Wellness into Fitness Training

In this episode, host Rick Richey is joined by Rich Fahmy, NASM Content Development and Production Manager, to explore a myriad of different topics related to the wellness platform and the fitness industry. The two will discuss the distinct differences between a personal trainer and a wellness professional, the importance of broadening and building on the little successes, how instructors can become better coaches, as compared to trainers, and many more useful tips to take your career to the next level. 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/3CPIki5
17/08/202154 minutes 43 seconds
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Tracking Your Metabolic Health

In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rich Richey, along with featured guest Daniel Tal, Lumen Founder and CEO, explore tracking metabolic health and what that means for the fitness professional.  Tal, an established entrepreneur, and investor, elevates the conversation of food as fuel to reach our personal fitness goals, how diets are both extreme and viral, ways to improve your health through a specific, stream-lined eating program that fits you and your metabolism, plus much more. The “NASM-CPT Podcast” takes the term, “food for thought” to a completely different level! 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/37vVIty Sign up for Lumen Academy, get a FREE Lumen and become a metabolic expert with
12/08/202134 minutes 58 seconds
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CPT 7 Setup & Exam Preparation

NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey concludes his journey through the CPT 7 product with an episode focused on understanding the requirements necessary for success. Topics include what you’ll need for your registration, the overall agenda for the test taking process, Rick’s own Top 10 tips for success, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you take those last steps as you prepare for your exam with this final version in the series of personal study guides. 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/37vVIty
10/08/202127 minutes 42 seconds
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CPT 7 Professional Development and Responsibility– Part II

In the second episode of this two-part series, Rick Richey continues through the sixth and final domain of the CPT 7 with discussion focused on job searches, a day in the life of a personal trainer, necessary sales and marketing tips, and much more. Let Rick help further your fitness knowledge through his own personal experiences and takeaways in the business. 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://nasm.co/3xq5CXS
05/08/202134 minutes 10 seconds
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CPT 7 Professional Development and Responsibility– Part I

In the first episode of this two-part series, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey examines evidence-based practice to help you make the best decisions when it comes to client care. Topics discussed include the global state of health, maximizing your client experience, scope of practice, code of conduct, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help educate and guide you through the sixth, and final, domain of the new CPT 7 program! 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/37eTUF3
03/08/202135 minutes 39 seconds
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Exercise Technique & Training Instruction – Part II

Rick Richey explores the second half of this two-part series, reviewing this key domain of CPT-7. The NASM Master Instructor breaks down the techniques and inner workings of core training, balance training, SAQ training, resistance training, and much more. This “NASM-CPT Podcast” will teach you vital fitness principles and help you train to win! 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐂𝐄𝐔𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡. 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲. 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬. https://nasm.co/3iUMyMr
29/07/202131 minutes 2 seconds
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Exercise Technique & Training Instruction – Part I

Master Instructor Rick Richey continues his in-depth reviews of the testing domains for the CPT-7 model. This episode details the fifth domain, with a wide-ranging emphasis on integrated training principles, fundamental movement patterns, rest intervals, stabilization endurance, and much more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” provide you with another high-level study guide as you continue your career journey in the fitness industry. 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲. 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬. https://nasm.co/3iUMyMr
27/07/202148 minutes 27 seconds
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NASM-CPT 7 Program Designs – Special Populations

In this NASM-CPT Podcast, Rick Richey continues his discussion in Domain IV with an emphasis on special populations. Rick focuses on a myriad of topics including youth training, specifically how often and for how long, as well as tips for working with obese clients, an in-depth look at hypertension and coronary heart disease, and much more. Whether you’re studying for the exam, or just looking to refresh your knowledge base, this is the episode for you! 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞. 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞. https://nasm.co/36Qy0I3
22/07/202125 minutes 2 seconds
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NASM-CPT 7 Program Design – The OPT Model

Master Instructor Rick Richey reviews the Optimum Performance Training Model which, in many ways, serves as NASM’s anchor. This episode explores the systematic progression of clients through periodization, and allows us to detail our acute variables, and how to put variety into those variables. Plus, the overall purpose of program design and what questions, we as trainers, must address to help clients achieve their fitness goals. 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐂𝐄𝐔𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡. 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐌 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲. 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬. https://nasm.co/3zdnjv9
20/07/202137 minutes 9 seconds
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Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments

In this NASM-CPT Podcast, Rick Richey puts a wrap on Domain III of the of the NASM-CPT 7 study guide with a fresh look at new content and concepts. This episode details optimum movement patterns, active and under active muscles, client movement pattern options, plus much more. If you’re preparing to take the exam, or have already passed it, this is one episode you don’t want to miss! 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/3i71IxH
15/07/202139 minutes 46 seconds
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Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessment

NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey continues his CPT 7 study guide, now in Domain III, with a review emphasis on these three major assessments. In this episode, Rick explores a myriad of topics including examples of what fitness professionals best stay away from, various aerobic fitness test options for your clients, the best ways to measure exercise heart rate, and many more useful tips. 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/3wBIx4m
13/07/202140 minutes
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NASM-CPT 7 Study Guide – Second Domain

Master Instructor Rick Richey takes an in-depth look at a myriad of talking points in the latest CPT 7 release.  Some of the topics include motivation and the science of psychology, the importance of social support, how to ensure your client’s safety, plus many more vital practices. Allow this episode to help you take your exercise leadership principles to the next level! 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/3hCe9S3
01/07/202140 minutes 40 seconds
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NASM-CPT 7 Study Guide – Part III Nutrition Concepts

In this episode NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey explores the true meaning of nutrition, its function and importance to our body. He will also detail how nutrition impacts growth, repair, maintenance of tissue, respiration and more. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” grow your mind, while improving a healthy lifestyle for you and those around you. DOWNLOAD SLIDES: https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/2494739/CPT%20Domain%201%20-Basic%20and%20Applied%20Science%20%20Nutritional%20Concepts.pdf 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/3dolS4K
29/06/202127 minutes 17 seconds
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NASM-CPT 7 Study Guide - Part II

On this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey continues his discussion on course content, with a focus on basic and applied science within the model. Let Rick help supply the knowledge as you continue to focus on your certification. DOWNLOAD SLIDES: https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/2494739/CPT%20Domain%201%20-Basic%20and%20Applied%20Science%20%20Nutritional%20Concepts.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0G1xD-D44C7p_YZqnRq_Vqr4SUrRVMvl2mIhxPxm1bzzM5F2qwCyCMGyk 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! (FACEBOOK: https://nasm.co/35LaADx
24/06/202150 minutes 6 seconds
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NASM-CPT 7 Study Guide - Part I

If you’re studying for the NASM-CPT exam or looking to refresh your skills, this podcast series is for you. Let host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey walk you through part one of this seven-part series as he covers Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts. He touches on the human movement system, nervous system, skeletal system, bones, joints and much, much more.  𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮!  https://nasm.co/2SJESUl  
24/06/202136 minutes 46 seconds
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NASM-CPT Study Guide: Basics and Applied Sciences

If you’re studying for the NASM-CPT exam or looking to refresh your skills, this podcast series is for you. Let host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey walk you through part one of this seven-part series as he covers Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts. He touches on the human movement system, nervous system, skeletal system, bones, joints, and much, much more. DOWNLOAD SLIDES: https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/2494739/CPT%20Domain%201%20-Basic%20and%20Applied%20Science%20%20Nutritional%20Concepts.pdf Other podcasts to check out: Bones - https://traffic.megaphone.fm/NASM4518112608.mp3 Nervous System - https://traffic.megaphone.fm/NASM9840393452.mp3 Can Chickens Fly? - https://traffic.megaphone.fm/NASM2196810069.mp3 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/2SJESUl 
22/06/202136 minutes 30 seconds
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New COVID Management Courses

COVID-19 has changed everything, including the way our industry has pivoted over the past 18 months.  In this episode NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, along with special guest Dr. Scott Cheatham, discuss the new COVID course which debuted earlier this month.  Dr. Cheatham, NASM CES and PES, as well as an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills, details the strategies and reasoning behind the concepts as why they’re as applicable now as they were at the beginning of the pandemic. The “NASM-CPT Podcast” informs and educates personal trainers regarding COVID-19 as we continue to evolve and adapt as a fitness society. 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 𝒊
17/06/202149 minutes 52 seconds
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Common Misconceptions About Personal Trainers

As the old saying goes, don’t believe everything you hear. That’s certainly the case when it comes to personal trainers. In this episode, host Rick Richey refutes several common stereotypes when it comes to fitness experts. Whether it be trainers are “meatheads,” to their know-it-all mentality, the misconception all CPT’s are totally clean eaters, and much more! Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you separate fact from fiction in the fitness industry! 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/3cppgvA
10/06/202119 minutes 33 seconds
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Bringing Fitness Talent to the Masses

It’s not all about working harder, it’s also about working smarter with the immense amount of talent in the fitness industry.  In this episode NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey, along with featured guest Alexandra Bonetti, explore bringing the most value out of your talent.  Bonetti, Founder and CEO of “Talent Hack,” explains some of the ways her company helps not only grow your own business financially, but how to navigate some of the other obstacles as you grow and expand as a fitness professional. Let the NASM-CPT Podcast take some of the emotion, stress and uncertainty out of your long and winding career path! 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/3crErEK
08/06/202133 minutes 52 seconds
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A Walk Through: Beyond the First Session

OK, so you just trained your first session. Now how do you prepare for the second one and beyond in your fitness teaching journey? Well, Rick Richey has some helpful advice. In this episode Rick walks you through the NASM-designed, step-by-step system and everything from pre-workout client prep, vital assessments, the essential base design for most early-stage workouts, and much more. Let the NASM-CPT Podcast takes the guess work, and stress, out of getting your early training career off and running! 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/34FNBJj
03/06/202122 minutes 31 seconds
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Physical Activity & COVID-19

We are starting to turn the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as learning more about not only the fitness industry, but our daily and weekly personal health habits, as well. In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey explores how exercise, through scientific research, protects us and our immune system from COVID-19. The conversation focuses on the dangers of the lack of physical activity and details why prioritizing your workouts is essential to enabling physical and mental well-being.  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/3yzwff3
01/06/202115 minutes 58 seconds
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A Walk Through – My Introductory Sessions

Ever simply wonder where and how to start your fitness training sessions? In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey details the best practices for engaging and connecting with clients early in the relationship, discussing the subjective and objective information of each designed workout, the most effective way to handle the training pricing process, and much more. Let the NASM-CPT Podcast help guide you down the best, and most efficient, personal training path while building your confidence in the industry, as well! 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/3unh3hz
27/05/202136 minutes 54 seconds
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Guidelines for Physical Activity

NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey details workout timelines and structure for people of all ages who are hoping to see increases in productivity, growth, or simply just maintenance in their fitness lives. In this episode Rick highlights these guidelines, which have been professionally researched and studied, for people of all ages. Whether a preschooler, adolescent, adult, or older adult the “NASM-CPT Podcast” has the answers to all your physical activity questions to help keep your body healthy and fit, regardless of your age! 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/3fGIaij
25/05/202131 minutes 42 seconds
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The Importance of Having a Daily Practice

Host Rick Richey explores the rituals of consistent daily practice and the heightened significance of not only having them for ourselves but encouraging our clients to have them, as well. It might be foam rolling while enjoying your morning coffee, journaling, or an after-dinner walk. The NASM Master Instructor details why creating a regular daily practice is a cornerstone to helping achieve your fitness and wellness goals. 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. https://nasm.co/3otjFZX
20/05/202123 minutes 23 seconds
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Drug & Alcohol Recovery – Fitness Concepts

In this episode, NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey, along with featured guest Nicole Golden, explore health and wellness concepts to help support people in their journey when dealing with drug and alcohol recovery. Golden, an NASM Master Trainer and FWF Wellness Owner highlights the fitness programs that help individuals navigating this path, why it is often taboo, and how personal family situations led her to pursue this field much more. 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/3uVXGxm
18/05/202141 minutes 3 seconds
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Business Building Basics for CPT’s

NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey goes in tandem with this week’s earlier show topic on business and fitness entrepreneurship. This podcast highlights the most common questions he receives from new trainers navigating their way through the quirks and unpredictability of the industry. From how to get started once certified, to what is the best gym to begin your training career, to how to be protective of your time while still maximizing the most financial gain, and much more. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! 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/3ereFSw
13/05/202130 minutes 38 seconds
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Fitness Industry Entrepreneurship & Providing Education to the Incarcerated

In this episode, host Rick Richey is joined by featured guest Travis Richey, AccomplishED Ventures founder, entrepreneur, and advisor. Travis, Rick’s cousin, will detail business dos and don’ts when mapping your fitness career path, as well as the inspiring work he’s involved with helping and motivating the incarcerated population. This and much more in a special family edition of the “NASM CPT Podcast!” 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/3h89msL
11/05/202150 minutes 4 seconds
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Hip Movement

This episode is all about hips. Following up on the previous pelvic movement podcast, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey details the hips, their joint actions, and which muscles contribute to those joint actions. He will also address different exercises that the hip joint contribute.  Increase your knowledge on the joint which allows us to walk, run, jump and much more! 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://bit.ly/3bhgRcW
06/05/202125 minutes 18 seconds
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Understanding Anterior & Posterior Tilt

NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey discusses common pelvic positions, most notably anterior and posterior pelvic tilts, and the muscles that cause those actions. We will also review pelvic movement associated with leg actions.  Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” explore everything you need to know to help you support your spinal column! 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://bit.ly/3vTfBEU
04/05/202134 minutes 35 seconds
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Understanding Scapular Movement

𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://bit.ly/2QZpp0W In this episode NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey addresses scapular joint actions and the muscles that produce those movements. Plus, why the scapula is such a vital bone for correct function of the shoulder joint. After this NASM-CPT Podcast, you’ll no longer be shrugging when it comes to understanding movements of the shoulder blades!
29/04/202131 minutes 53 seconds
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Fitness and Arthritis

𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/3tvaoCs Reaching your fitness goals when dealing with arthritis brings unique challenges. Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined in this episode by featured guest Christine Conti, Arthritis Fitness Specialist, author, and International Fitness Educator. The two will discuss the effects of joint pain and stiffness and ways to help navigate through the hurdles and potential symptoms. Let the “NASM-CPT Podcast” help you keep arthritis in check so you can continue to excel in your workouts!
22/04/202154 minutes
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The Business of Coaching and Training

𝙉𝘼𝙎𝙈 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜. 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮! https://nasm.co/3sbSsLR Fitness training is a unique skill, as well as a business. Join host Rick Richey and this week’s special guest, NASM Master Instructor and Trainer Chris Ecklund, as they explore finding your niche in training, as well as the necessary and vital business aspects involved in the career. Get the best of both on the NASM-CPT Podcast!
15/04/202155 minutes 38 seconds
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Building Student Engagement Through Gaming

NASM is offering FREE courses each month. Claim yours before they're gone. https://nasm.co/3rN3kzg In this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by certified trainer and innovator Bill Vacca, a Google for Education Certified Educator and former Nintendo Brand Ambassador. A former first grade teacher, Vacca shares his vision on establishing engagement in his curriculum through video games, using Nintendo Labo in the classroom, and many other unique teaching angles. Make sure you stay on top of your game by locking into the latest NASM-CPT Podcast!
08/04/202140 minutes 26 seconds
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Functional Anatomy – the Rotator Cuff

NASM-CPT Podcast host Rick Richey’s latest installment of his functional anatomy series deals specifically with the rotator cuff. He details and explores the importance and functions of each of the four muscles in the rotator cuff, as well as why it’s vital to stabilize your shoulders. Rick helps shoulder the load when it comes to understanding one of the key muscle groups in the body. NASM is Offering FREE courses. Claim yours today before it's too late! http://nasm.co/38U9A1L
01/04/202140 minutes 24 seconds
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Balance Training in the OPT Model

In this episode, NASM-CPT Podcast host Rick Richey explores balance and its relation to every phase of the OPT Model. He explains why he incorporates these strategies and techniques into each person he works with and the most effective ways to use these components to challenge and help you reach your clients’ goals. Let Rick help bring a little extra balance to fitness stability. NASM is Offering FREE courses. Claim yours today before it's too late! http://nasm.co/3vRWWtR
25/03/202142 minutes 9 seconds
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Principles of Education in Personal Training

On this episode of the NASM-CPT Podcast, host Rick Richey explores a number of the best techniques in education and working with the adult learner. He openly discusses several dynamics between the two principles, as well as shares personal experiences in the fitness world in relation to this as an NASM Master Instructor. Want to earn CEUs for listening? You can by joining NASM Connected and unlock unlimited CEUs. Get access to this course and hundreds of others to earn the credits you need for recertification. Find out how. http://nasm.co/2OGLNv3
18/03/202148 minutes 4 seconds
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Mental Side of Health and Fitness with NFL Pro-Bowler Julius Thomas

Rick will be joined by former NFL Pro Bowler Julius Thomas on to discuss positivity, resilience, and the mental side of health and fitness. March is Nutrition Month! Enjoy 1 FREE course each week from NASM's Nutrition Series. Claim yours today by clicking the link in the description. http://nasm.co/3qt9FPN
11/03/202156 minutes 22 seconds
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A Conversation with Olympian and NASM-CPT Lindsey Jacobellis

REPUBLISH IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by four-time Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis. The two discuss her journey to the top of the snowboarding mountain, her passion for fitness, her decision to become an NASM Certified Personal trainer, and much more! March is Nutrition Month! Enjoy 1 FREE course each week from NASM's Nutrition Series. Claim yours today by clicking the link in the description. http://nasm.co/2O4Eu0j
08/03/202153 minutes 3 seconds
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All About Clinical Exercise

In this episode host Rick Richey talks with Dan Mikeska about his Clinical Exercise curriculum. March is Nutrition Month! Enjoy 1 FREE course each week from NASM's Nutrition Series. Claim yours today by clicking the link in the description. http://nasm.co/3b2Vtsf
04/03/202159 minutes 39 seconds
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All About One-Rep Max

Host Rick Richey dips into the audience mailbag to discuss several specifics in and around one-rep max workouts. Rick shares his insights on the topic, including NASM’s thought process on the one-rep max, the best means to identify what truly the personal best may be, as well as suggestions for programs to fit those needs through the NASM spectrum much more. Get your knowledge base “maxed out” on this special episode of the NASM-CPT Podcast. February is National Heart Month. Celebrate with free course on Heart Rate Variability from NASM. Claim yours now. http://nasm.co/3kdr4dL
23/02/202122 minutes 33 seconds
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Introducing the New NASM-CPT 7th Edition

The most revolutionary Personal Trainer Certification is here. Let host Rick Ricky and NASM Product team members, Brian Sutton and Andrew Payne, give you all the details on this new and exciting product. Become one of the World's best Personal Trainers with the best Personal Training Certification. With NASM it's quick, easy and affordable to start a lucrative career in fitness while getting the most advanced and up to date course on the market. Save 30% today with this special introductory price. http://nasm.co/2MCPRMd) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
11/02/202152 minutes 11 seconds
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The Power of Positivity in Training

The NASM-CPT Podcast is back with host Rick Richey! Join him as guest Darlene Marshall, CPT and Positive Psychology Coach, stops by to talk about the power of positivity in personal training. Learn techniques on how you can help your clients and yourself by altering your approach. 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/3oimwTK --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
28/01/20211 hour 1 minute 54 seconds
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Another Look at Functional Anatomy

Host Rick Richey is back with another functional anatomy review on muscles that were not discussed in the previous series. Functional anatomy helps us better understand produce, reduce, and stabilize forces along with their joint actions. In this episode Rick talks about some of the most discussed muscles in the body: *Lats *Deltoids *And...the pecs! Join us for an enjoyable anatomy review that will help you learn (or provide an excellent review) about these major movers of the upper body and perhaps provide some new insights and perspective on balanced programming based on human movement science. 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/3qjUkRS --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
21/01/202135 minutes 26 seconds
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The Roles of Nervous System and Wearables in Training

Join host Rick Richey and his guest Kevin Longoria, Chief Science Officer at Biostrap, for a discussion on the role of the nervous system and wearables roles in training. The two will discuss Kevin's time as the lead physiologist for various world champion athletes including Henry Cejudo and his role in helping develop wearable technology helping athletes and everyday clients too. 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/3hZZUpF --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
14/01/202144 minutes 52 seconds
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What Exactly is the Butt-Wink?

"Butt-wink" - the sometimes subtle posterior tilt of the pelvis at the bottom of a squat. In this episode, Rick answers a listener's question about "butt-wink" and the potential reasons why it happens. An internet search will provide many reasons why this happens that do not always align. Is it problematic or fine? Normal or not normal? Wrong or not wrong?! Rick offers his evidence-base input in this episode of the NASM CPT Podcast. 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/3hZZUpF --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
11/01/202123 minutes 2 seconds
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Inside Training of Professional Athletes

Join NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey as he sits down with Adam Annaconne, Ed.D, LAT, ATC, CES, PES. The two will discuss Adam's role with the University of Texas Austin, his time as a trainer in the NBA, training athletes, his role as an NASM Scientific Advisory Board member, and much more.   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/38YNASr --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
07/01/202150 minutes 8 seconds
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Nutrition, Exercise and Healthy Weight Loss

NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined this week by Dr. Brad Dieter an Exercise Physiologist, Molecular Biologist, and Biostatistician. Watch as they have a lively discussion on nutrition and it’s importance in helping clients reach their goals and lose weight. FREE MINI COURSE: With NASM’s Science Behind Effective Weight Loss mini course, you’ll learn the appropriate methods to lose weight efficiently. http://nasm.co/3rhD0yq --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
24/12/202059 minutes 45 seconds
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Sleep, Stress, and Mental Well-Being

On the latest edition of the NASM-CPT Podcast, host Rick Richey is joined by Dr. Jaime Tartar of NSU's College of Psychology. The two will look at how sleep, stress, and mental wellbeing impact performance and physiological functioning.   Learn how to use exercise to lessen your stress and help your own mental wellbeing with NASM's Emotions in Motion: Exercise as an Anxiety Intervention. Get this course FREE and earn .2 CEUs. https://nasm.co/2W7224X --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
17/12/202047 minutes 9 seconds
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Athletic Performance and Nutrition

Host Rick Richey is joined by Tony Ricci, Ed. D, MS for a wide-ranging conversation discussing the importance of nutrition, stress management, and more on performance. Learn strategies for improving nutrition habits that can work for your clients and yourself. Get this FREE NASM mini course today and create unrestrictive strategies to guide your clients' dietary habits. https://nasm.co/341wmlS  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
10/12/202058 minutes 25 seconds
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All About Nervous System

On this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey helps you better understand the nervous system. What about the central nervous system helps make you a better trainer? Let Rick map it all out for you. Looking to expand your fitness career or start one? Don't wait anymore. Start today and save with these early Black Friday savings. https://bit.ly/36NGOOz --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
19/11/202033 minutes 41 seconds
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Preview Episode: Random Fit- How Realistic Was the Training Montage in Rocky IV?

Enjoy this preview episode of the NASM Podcast Network's newest podcast, Random Fit. The show that takes a look at fitness in pop culture, fitness myths, and everything in between. Are you ready to discuss some Random Fit? Hosts and Certified Personal Trainers Wendy Batts and Ken Miller are! On the first edition of the show, the two take a look back at one of the most famous training scenes in movie history. That's right, they're breaking down Rocky and Drago getting ready for their big showdown in Rocky IV. Would country strong training or machine learning lead to a better real-life workout? Who had the best form and exercises on their side? Who would have been better prepared for a fight? Plus, it wouldn't be an episode of Random Fit, without some random facts like just what exactly was Sylvester Stallone's body fat in the movie, and did they really film in Russia? So who's ready to rumble? If you've got the eye of the tiger, Ken and Wendy are ready to get random! Subscribe to Rand
11/11/202050 minutes 45 seconds
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How is a Certification and Specialization Made?

Join NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey as he talks with Mike Fantigrassi, Ian Montel, and Brian Sutton from the NASM product team about how NASM creates their educational products. Get insight on the process, the research, the decision making, and so much more. Experience NASM's latest product, the Virtual Coaching Specialization, for yourself. With it, NASM provides you with all the knowledge you need to succeed in a digital world. Coach clients online today. https://nasm.co/34XJxFd  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
05/11/202055 minutes 42 seconds
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Discussing Eating Disorders and Non-Triggering

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey talks about eating disorders and non-triggering with expert Abbey Griffith. She is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and Eating Disorder Recoveree who has devoted her life to helping people of all ages, shapes, and sizes find a wellness routine they truly enjoy. 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/327N56f  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
29/10/202059 minutes 35 seconds
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Preview Episode of the Fitness and Wellness Masterclass on Hydration

Enjoy this special preview episode of the Fitness and Wellness Masterclass powered by NASM. Subscribe to the show here. Being a little low on water is a bigger deal than most people think. In this episode of The Fitness and Wellness Masterclass presented by NASM, you'll hear all about the research to prove it, plus a physiology review to explain why even a 2% deficit can affect mental and physical well-being. Want to earn CEUs/CECs for listening to this podcast? You're in luck! Click here to find out how you can. https://nasm.co/37s7YfQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
25/10/202037 minutes 43 seconds
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Talking Resistance Training and Dynamic Warm-ups

Host Rick Richey is joined by fellow NASM Master Instructor Tony Ambler-Wright for a discussion on dynamic functional warm-ups and training with elastic resistance. 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/2FMi3IS  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
22/10/202052 minutes 54 seconds
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Understanding the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) Model

NASM Master Instructor and host of the NASM-CPT Podcast, Rick Richey, is joined by special guest Brian Sutton to discuss the Optimum Performance Training® (OPT™) Model. The two will look at where the model has been, where it is going, and why it's so important to the success of trainers. Hear more from both Brian and Rick. Join us at this year’s #OptimaOnline Conference and get up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Attend from the comfort of your home. Sign up today before it's too late! https://nasm.co/3iBqELQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
08/10/20201 hour 5 seconds
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Answering Your Questions

Host and Master Instructor Rick Richey answers your questions on this episode of the NASM-CPT Podcast. Been wondering about a specific phase of the OPT Model? Not sure about something you're studying? Considering becoming a trainer but have questions? Rick will give you the insight and help you're looking for. Don't miss out on 4 full days of fun, fitness, and the opportunity to connect with leaders and professionals in the fitness industry. Register now for #OptimaOnline! https://bit.ly/346oM8A --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
01/10/202053 minutes 39 seconds
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How Posture and Corrective Exercise Intermix

NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey is joined by Cory Bennett, MS for a deep dive into posture and how it connects with Corrective Exercise. The conversation will touch on common daily positions that alter optimal posture, the primary joints, joint actions, surround musculature, and much more! Don't miss out on more great conversations with Rick and Cory. Join us for our Virtual Optima Fitness and Wellness Conference. Don't miss out on 4 full days of fun, fitness, and the opportunity to connect with leaders and professionals in the fitness industry. Register now for #OptimaOnline! https://nasm.co/3j2t2wg --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
24/09/202057 minutes 41 seconds
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What is Advanced Human Movement?

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by a special guest Dr. Joel Seedman for an all-encompassing conversation about advanced human performance and strength and conditioning. Want more great conversations like this? Join us at this year’s #OptimaOnline Conference and get up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Attend from the comfort of your home. Sign up today for this four-day event and take advantage of our doorbuster deal for just $159! https://nasm.co/2Rbl8V2 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
10/09/202053 minutes 42 seconds
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Developing the Right Strength & Conditioning Program

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by a special guest Matt Jordan PhD for a free-flowing conversation about how to develop a strength and conditioning program that is right for you and your clients. Want to experience more great conversations like this one? Join us at this year’s #OptimaOnline Conference and get up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Attend from the comfort of your home. Sign up today for this four-day event and take advantage of our doorbuster deal for just $159! https://nasm.co/3hK0SWn --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
03/09/20201 hour 10 minutes 47 seconds
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Understanding Energy Systems and How to Program Them

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by a special guest Fabio Comana. The two discuss how to best understand energy systems and how to program for them. Plus, much more!    Want more great conversations like this with Rick Richey and Fabio Comana? Join us at this year’s #OptimaOnline Conference and get up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Attend from the comfort of your home. Sign up today for this four-day event and take advantage of our doorbuster deal for just $159! https://nasm.co/2VgbdiH --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
27/08/20201 hour 9 minutes 30 seconds
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A Discussion About Mindful Movement

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by a special guest Dr. Mallory Fox CPT, CES, PES, FNS, WFS. The two discuss the blending of mindfulness practices with exercise to build stress resilience. To be mindful means we focus our attention on the present moment without judgment.  By practicing mindfulness, the goal is to cultivate the ability to be present to internal thoughts, feelings, stresses, and sensations. This skill helps improve health metrics like blood pressure and heart rate and reduces stress. But how can we do this when we have app notifications, work, family, emails, and a new way of living since the spread of COVID-19?  Even if we have the phones turned off, we might feel the urge to stay plugged in. Watch the video to see how we can all find some inner peace amid this stressful world we all live in.  Join us at this year’s #OptimaOnline Conference and get up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Attend from the comfort of your home. Sign up today for this f
25/08/202055 minutes 34 seconds
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All About the Foot

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by guest Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES for a discussion on everything about the foot! Want to hear more great discussions like this one including more from Dr. Splichal? Join us at this year’s Optima Virtual Conference and get up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Attend from the comfort of your home. Sign up today for this four-day event! https://nasm.co/2VgbdiH --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
20/08/20201 hour 8 minutes 19 seconds
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How to Improve Movement

NASM Master Instructor and Host Rick Richey is joined by special guest NASM Master Instructor Tony Ambler-Wright. The two bring you a discussion on how this is an opportune time for clients to focus on improving their movement and how corrective programming can be leveraged for that. Plus, they will also discuss how trainers refine and learn new assessment techniques and how to apply them. Want to learn even more about Corrective Exercise? https://nasm.co/31O5gwr --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
13/08/202050 minutes 13 seconds
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Making the Most of Extraordinary Times

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by special guest Emily Booth the National Education Manager for Indoor Cycling at Life Time Fitness. The two will talk about the challenges in the industry during these extraordinary times and how to use them to your advantage. Introducing NASM Connected - a new, annual CEU subscription! Earn unlimited CEUs, get access to 350+ fitness courses, plus exclusive content and discounts. Subscribe today for 50% off! https://nasm.co/2D3x5su --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
06/08/202057 minutes 37 seconds
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Race, Diversity, and Inclusion in Personal Training

Join NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey and his guest NASM trainer Katrina Pilkington for an important discussion on race, diversity, and inclusivity in training. Be part of this open and honest discussion. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
30/07/20201 hour 52 seconds
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The Importance of Mindset and Corrective Exercise in Fight Sports

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by Tony Ricci, Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition at LIU Brooklyn to discuss fight sports, mindset, and much much more! Master everything NASM has to offer. Become NASM Elite and get unlimited access to the best courses. https://nasm.co/3jw0s7i --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
23/07/202056 minutes 59 seconds
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Behavioral Intervention and Training

Join host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey as he looks at how personal trainers can provide behavioral interventions to help increase adherence and compliance with their training clients. Joining him on this episode is Antoinette Schoenthaler from NYU. Learn even more about these exciting topics. Become an NASM Certified Nutrition Coach today and save! https://nasm.co/3gMXgBY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
16/07/202039 minutes 39 seconds
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The Art of Diet, Weight Loss, and Training

NASM Master Instructor and host Rick Richey discusses diet and weight loss with Avatar Nutrition Co-Founder Katie Coles MS RDN CPT. The two also breakdown popular diets, starvation mode, and much, much more! Learn even more about these exciting topics. Become an NASM Certified Nutrition Coach today and save! https://nasm.co/2Z8HZoZ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
09/07/202058 minutes
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Re-Air: The Art of Virtual Training

With the state of our world and industry influx with the effort to limit the spread COVID-19, the NASM-CPT podcast and host Rick Richey wanted to help in the way we know how. By talking about it and offering advice.  During this time an NASM trainer out of Houston named Keridon McMahon offered free counsel on how trainers can start to move toward online and virtual training. When we heard about this we asked her to share with us all how we can begin to transition to online training with our clients stuck at home. Please check out the first NASM episode that has a guest! We're happy to say she’s an excellent trainer, small business owner, and entrepreneur, plus a good friend of the pod's and Rick's. We hope you find her guidance helpful and actionable. Master the art of online training with NASM's new Fundamentals of Virtual Training program. Learn everything you need to start training clients remotely and take your in-person business digital. Plus, you'll earn .5 CEUs towards recerti
02/07/202026 minutes 17 seconds
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Talking Performance, Sleep and Recovery

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey as he discusses the impacts of sleep on performance and the art of recovery with Neuroscientist Alison Brager. Brager shares her unique perspective as a researcher for the US Army. She is one of few Army Soldiers who are neuroscientists. Her research includes studying survival in extreme environments, under sleep deprivation and stress, and why some individuals are resilient and others vulnerable under such conditions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
18/06/202053 minutes 48 seconds
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Sliding Filament Theory and Length-Tension Relationship

In this episode, host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey,  answers a question from a student listener about the sliding filament theory/model of muscle contractions. Rick goes into the detail about the anatomy and characteristics of skeletal muscles, muscle filaments actin and myosin, "force-field proteins" troponin and tropomyosin, cellular currency, and more! He then helps listeners use what we just learned to better understand the length-tension relationships based on limited cross-bridging. Let’s dig deeper into physiology in this episode of the NASM CPT Podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
11/06/202019 minutes 4 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Time-Restricted Feeding

NASM-CPT Podcast host and Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by Sigma Nutrition founder and Sigma Nutrition Radio host Danny Lennon. The two discuss time-restricted feeding, what it is, current data, best uses, and much more!  Want to master the ins and outs of nutrition? Get a Nutrition Certification from NASM. https://nasm.co/303FUeO --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
04/06/202058 minutes 59 seconds
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The Difference Between Medical and Corrective Exercise

NASM Master Instructor and NASM-CPT Podcast host Rick Richey is joined by medical exercise specialist Brian Richey for a show recorded from a live event.  The two breakdown the differences between medical and corrective exercise and what it means for fitness professionals. Want to master the art of Corrective Exercise? Become an NASM-CES today. https://nasm.co/2T0HhXn --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
21/05/202049 minutes 5 seconds
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Can you actually slow the aging process?

NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey talks with guest Pete McCall about high-intensity exercises and their impact on the aging process. The two discuss McCall's book on the subject, how the research from exercisers in their 70’s have seen similar muscle enzyme activity of those in their 20’s. The discussion will also include hormone production, muscle fiber recruitment, and the safety concerns of age-related HIIT programming. Want to learn even more? Become NASM Elite today and get unlimited access to our most popular programs. https://nasm.co/2SZb8PQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
12/05/202045 minutes 22 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Hypertrophy

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined this episode by a very special guest, Dr. Brad Schoenfeld. Dr. Shoenfield's research is mostly focused on body composition and hypertrophy. He is an associate professor at Lehman College and has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed research studies. The two will discuss everything you need to know about hypertrophy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
07/05/202042 minutes
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Exercises and their Prime Movers

In this episode, host Rick Richey focuses on a topic from an email request asking details about exercises and their prime movers. This is by no means an exhaustive list of exercises, but it is to detail joint actions, planes of motion, prime movers, and synergists. It can get a bit heavy with the terminology, but stick with it and practice learning the language of human movement science. The exercises reviewed are: - Squat - Dead Lift - Romanian Dead Lift (RDL) - Chest Press - Lat Pull Down - Bicep Curl - Situp --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
04/05/202025 minutes 35 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Metabolism

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by Fabio Comana, Senior Fitness Educator with NASM. The two provide a deep dive on Metabolism and everything you need to know.   Want to learn everything about nutrition? Become an NASM Certified Nutrition Coach. https://nasm.co/35ivSac  #Metabolism #Nutrition #NASM --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
30/04/20201 hour 8 minutes 16 seconds
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Technology and Training

Host and NASM Master Instructor Rich Richey is joined by NASM Master Instructor Marty Miller to talk about the role of technology in training, breakdown some of the newest trends and share who it can play a pivotal part in training remotely.   Get our free online training mini-course: https://nasm.co/3eIq0eG   #FitnessTechnology #PersonalTraining #OnlinePersonalTraining   Follow us:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sports-medicine-nasm- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
23/04/202045 minutes 3 seconds
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What is Corrective Exercise and How is it Used?

In this episode of the NASM-CPT Podcast, Rick talks about the four-step NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEx) as well as the new NASM Correcitve Exercise Specialization that launched in Q1 2020. The text has been retooled and the research is has been updated to reflect the current scientific data.  This episode discusses the implementation of corrective exercise and speaks to the newly emerging “Regional Interdependence Model” that empirically shows that dysfunction in one area does not mean that is the source of the problem. This is why it is so important to correctly identify the problem, correctly solve the problem, and effectively implement a solution based on the previous tenants. Here’s your introduction to the NEW NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization. Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sport
09/04/202021 minutes 58 seconds
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How Mindfulness is Training for the Brain

Dr. Kaman Hung, DHSc., is a physical education teacher, coach, and an NASM certified personal trainer. His area of expertise in health science is mindfulness. He joins Rick today to discuss mindfulness and acknowledges that the best time to start a mindfulness practice is always right now. Now just happens to during a worldwide pandemic, so join us as he explores and explains mindfulness, the benefits, the truths and myths, and how to start implementing it into your daily life. Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sports-medicine-nasm- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
02/04/202040 minutes 42 seconds
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The Mental Side of Health

Dr. Rachel Goldman joins Rick today as a special guest discussing mental health during the times of COVID-19 and how CPTs can support themselves and their clients. What is within our scope of practice and when we should direct someone to a mental health professional. Also discussed are ways to bring up seeing a mental health professional in a way it can be best received. Dr. Rachel is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She specializes in health, wellness, weight management, eating behaviors, stress reduction, behavior change. (https://drrachelnyc.com) Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sports-medicine-nasm- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
31/03/202032 minutes 50 seconds
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Defining Your Core Values as Your Guiding Principle as a Trainer

The spread of COVID-19 has lead to the closing of many gyms around the U.S. and we are all hurting. In this episode, I will relate my decision to close all three of my gyms in NYC back to the core values of the business and myself as a trainer. This pandemic is hitting us all personally, emotionally, and financially, and some smaller facilities like mine are trying to fly under the radar and stay open.  Learn the dangers that can happen to your long term business that comes from staying open. Also, take this time to develop CORE VALUES for your business whether you are brick and mortar business or a personal trainer. These will help guide your decision making during uncomfortable situations that it seems we are in at the moment. Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sports-medicine-nasm- --- Send in a v
26/03/202022 minutes 5 seconds
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How to Virtually Train Clients in a COVID-19 World

With the state of our world and industry influx with the effort to limit the spread COVID-19, the NASM-CPT podcast and host Rick Richey wanted to help in the way we know how. By talking about it and offering advice.  During this time an NASM trainer out of Houston named Keridon McMahon offered free counsel on how trainers can start to move toward online and virtual training. When we heard about this we asked her to share with us all how we can begin to transition to online training with our clients stuck at home.  Please check out the first NASM episode that has a guest! We're happy to say she’s an excellent trainer, small business owner, and entrepreneur, plus a good friend of the pod's and Rick's. We hope you find her guidance helpful and actionable. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.inst
20/03/202025 minutes 12 seconds
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A Review of Functional Human Anatomy Part 3

Functional anatomy helps us better understand produce, reduce, and stabilize forces along with their joint actions. In this episode Rick talks about the core musculature including the “inner unit” of the core that helps stabilize the spine. The following muscles will be reviewed: - transverse abdominus - multifidus, rotatores, and transversospinalis - internal and external obliques - erector spinae (spinalis, longissimus, and iliocostalis) - recutus abdominus This is the third in a series that addresses muscles from the bottom up. Continue to listen as we make our way through the major muscles throughout the body. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sports-medicine-nasm- --- Send in a voice mes
12/03/202019 minutes 41 seconds
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A Review of Functional Human Anatomy Part 2

Functional anatomy helps us better understand produce, reduce, and stabilize forces along with their joint actions and planes of motion. In this episode the following muscles will be reviewed: - Hamstrings - Glutes - Adductors - Sartorius This is the second in a series that addresses muscles from the bottom up. Continue to listen as we make our way through the major muscles throughout the body. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
05/03/202021 minutes 25 seconds
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A Review of Functional Human Anatomy Part 1

Functional anatomy helps us better understand movement. How do muscles produce, reduce, and stabilize forces along with their joint actions and plane of motion. In this episode the following muscles are reviewed: - Anterior Tibialis - Posterior Tibialis - Quadriceps - Iliacus - Psoas - TFL This is the first in a series to help better understand muscles and their function. We are starting at the lower extremity and working our way up. Continue to listen as we make it through the major movers throughout the body. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
27/02/202023 minutes 43 seconds
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Understanding Pathologies: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer

Personal trainers work with an array of clientele and chances are they will be training someone that has been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. This episode does not discuss training these populations, but it explains these pathologies so that the CPT better understands them, what is actually happening in the body, and the complications that are associated with them. This episode is informative in nature and can help you better understand and relate to clients affected by these (either themselves or family members). Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. Follow us:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasm   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-academy-of-sports-medicine-nasm- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
27/02/202026 minutes 27 seconds
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Arthritis and Osteoporosis

There are several pathologies that get in the way of living our best and most active lifestyles. Serval orthopedic issues that hinder our activities of daily living (ADLs) are arthritis and osteoporosis.  There are two forms of arthritis that we discuss in the episode: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Additionally, osteoporosis and osteopenia are discussed. What are these pathologies? How do they affect ADLs? This episode is to help NASM Certified Personal Trainers better understand these pathologies and populations, allowing for informed discussions and training applications. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
06/02/202024 minutes 33 seconds
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Can Chickens Fly?

The human body consists of primarily two types of muscle fibers: type I and type II. Type II fibers have two subcategories: IIa and IIx. These fibers have different characteristics, capacities, and traits. Fast vs. Slow contractile speeds. Aerobic vs. anaerobic. High vs low mitochondrial density. etc. There are also color variations.  With that said, the question "Can chickens fly?" may help us better remember the distinctions between the dark meat and relatively smaller muscles of the chicken legs and some other functions versus the white meat and much larger muscles of the chicken breast and how they relate back to type I and II muscle fibers in humans.  Enjoy the listen. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
16/01/202029 minutes 52 seconds
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The Stabilization Endurance Training Episode

This episode discusses the Stabilization Endurance Training phase of the OPT™ Model. In this session, there is a discussion about all the components leading up to resistance training which include: flexibility (SMR and static stretching), core, balance, reactive training, and SAQ. Questions are answered like “why does NASM suggest flexibility to be done before the workout?” and “why is core done at the start instead of the end of the workout?” Then horizontal and vertical loading are discussed as we get into resistance training exercises that challenge core and/or balance. The NASM programming template that is on the downloads section of nasm.org page is used to discuss how to program a phase one program for your clients. This is an overview of the concepts and may help (aspiring) trainers better understand how to develop a base level program for clients. Important takeaways: The most unstable environment that you can safely perform an exercise while in good form is where the resistanc
09/01/202029 minutes 54 seconds
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The Listener Question Episode

In this episode, Rick doesn't just focus on one topic but covers several questions that listeners have submitted over the past few months. Here are a few questions that get addressed during this episode: "Help me better understand the planes of motion?" "If a client shows knee valgus, do I have them SMR the overactive muscles before heading into the workout and before the beginning of each session?" "Do you think it is OK to have more than one niche?" "Do you guys have a podcast geared toward your other certifications yet?" "Can we get some episodes on breathing?" I hope answering multiple questions in one episode is helpful and please let us know if you have any questions you would like us to answer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
02/01/202022 minutes 27 seconds
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Keys to a Successful Personal Training Business

Some personal trainers have an impressive list of credentials but a small client base, while others aren't as educated but are always booked. What’s the difference between them? In this episode, Rick Richey discusses how to find the balance between these two types of trainers. Learn what it takes to run a successful personal training business, including: How Rick built his own business Your attitude and interaction skills What your clients really want Asking for the sale Marketing your business Identifying your target market Listen to the episode to find out the keys to running a great training business. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
19/12/201926 minutes 53 seconds
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The One Where We Talk HIIT and SIT

In this episode, Rick discusses the differences in Sprint Interval Training (SIT) and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and the benefits of both including: - Time efficiency - Health and fitness benefits - Aerobic and anaerobic performance - Better fat oxidation - Lower blood pressure - Increased insulin sensitivity - Optimized hormonal responses - Weight loss - Decreased in abdominal weight - Increased EPOC That's an impressive list and by no means exhaustive. HIIT work to rest ratio is often seen as 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3 Sprint interval training involves an all-out effort for shorter durations and longer rest. SIT work to rest ratio is often seen as 1:8 with some researchers indicated that rest is still too short! The following workout may be seen during SIT: •(1)30:240 (4×30 s bouts, 240 s [4 mins] recovery); •(2) 15:120 (8×15 s bouts, 120 s [2 mins] recovery); •(3) 5:40 (24×5 s bouts, 40 s recovery) (Islam et al, 2017) This episode contains quite a bit of research (thank you Dr.
12/12/201923 minutes 56 seconds
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Even More Periodization and Programming

This is the final installation that overviews periodization, programming, and routines for optimizing exercise-induced outcomes and benefits. This was a high-level view of several different training programs with research discussing linear vs undulating periodization, isolated vs integrated training, and multiple different concepts of training including triphasic training, German volume training, escalated density training, split routines, and more. All provide value in their own ways and all can be added into the OPT Model to give direction to their application. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
21/11/201924 minutes 20 seconds
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More on Periodization and Programming

Periodization and programming are not necessarily the same thing. Periodization is the cycles of training that take place. Often, we talk about macro, meso, and micro cycles. In sports, the periodization may include those concepts, but change based on the season: off-season, pre-season, in-season, and hopefully … post-season. Off-season may have several different training cycles. Early on it will be focused on recovery! After a progressive lead-in (a long micro-cycle or a single mesocycle) the programs can focus more and more intense exercises depending on the sport, but most sports that come to mind will have intense training involved at some point … which is usually the offseason. This episode will focus, not on sports programming, but routines within every period of training that should take place. These routine components that comprise a program may include the following: warm-ups, flexibility, cardio and metabolic training, core, balance, reactive/plyometrics, SAQ, resistance trai
07/11/201922 minutes 47 seconds
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Exercise Programming and Periodization

This week we look at the differences between periodization, programming, and routines. These are often used interchangeably and should not be. There is a mean of delineating the three and refining not only how we speak to them, but also how we implement them. Briefly, the following are discussed: Periodization – division of a training program into smaller, progressive stages Macrocycle: long-term training period, usually between six months and one year My macrocycle might be my timeline to get someone through the OPT Model Mesocycle: smaller phases within the macrocycle, usually several weeks to a few months Maybe one phase of the OPT Model Microcycle: each part of the mesocycle, usually one week A one-to-two-week look at changes that need to be made to a program. This area is where true programming takes place. Programming is how the acute training variables change within that period of training to optimize training outcomes. What is an exercise ROUTINE then? - When you workout - What
01/11/201923 minutes 7 seconds
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The Live Episode from Optima 2019

Host Rick Richey takes the show on the road to answer listener questions live on tape from NASM Optima 2019.  Rick talks about: Why the systematic approach NASM takes to learning is important The accreditation process How he got into presenting And much more Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
25/10/201915 minutes 49 seconds
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Start Your First Personal Training Session with PAR-Q

The first session with a new client (or as a new trainer) can be daunting. How do you start the session? What do we talk about? Should I refer them to a physician based on certain answers? What assessments should I perform? In this episode, Dr. Rick Richey takes us through his first session and what he talks about, why he talks about it and discusses how much time he spends engaging in discussion and assessment versus exercise in the first session. He also takes us through the Physical Activity Readiness-Questionnaire (PAR-Q) that NASM uses with clients prior to exercise. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
17/10/201924 minutes 47 seconds
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Overactive and Underactive Muscles Part 3: Arms Fall Forward - Elevation - Forward Head

The finale in this series of short/tight/overactive muscles and lengthened overactive muscles based on the overhead squat assessment! Since the release of our first episode in this series, we have had excellent feedback, including several teachers suggesting it to their classes. This third of three will cover three frequent movement compensations in the overhead squat assessment: Arms Fall Forward Scapular Elevation Forward Head Listen for a review of short muscles that lead to this compensation and lengthened muscles that allow the compensations to occur. These episodes are anatomy heavy and may help the listener better understand functional anatomy. Functional anatomy helps listeners better understand how muscles can contribute to movement compensation and dysfunction. It is excellent as a study guide, an explanation of what is going on, or just a refresher to those that already use the overhead squat assessment as a means of providing individualized programming. Get 20% off your
10/10/201920 minutes 55 seconds
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Overactive and Underactive Muscles Part 2: Excessive Forward Lean and Low Back Arch

You asked for it – you got it! This is part two of three episodes where the topic of over- and underactive muscles will be discussed. This episode will cover two common movement compensations in the overhead squat assessment: Excessive Forward Lean Low Back Arch (Anterior Pelvic Tilt) Listen for a review of short muscles that lead to this compensation and lengthened muscles that allow the compensations to occur. These episodes are anatomy heavy and may help the listener better understand functional anatomy. Functional anatomy helps listeners better understand how muscles can contribute to movement compensation and dysfunction. The outcomes may provide a better implementation of exercise preparation AND maybe, just maybe, help you if you're studying for an exam… ;-)  Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
03/10/201923 minutes 28 seconds
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Overactive and Underactive Muscles Part 1: Feet Turn Out - Knees Move In

According to listener feedback and requests, a discussion on over- and underactive muscles was the most popular request. This is part 1 of 3 episodes where this topic will be discussed. This episode will cover two common movement compensations in the overhead squat assessment: - Feet Turn Out - Knee Move-In A review of short muscles that lead to this compensation and lengthened muscles that allow the compensations to occur. These episodes will be anatomy heavy and may help the listener better understand functional anatomy. Functional anatomy helps listeners better understand how muscles can contribute to movement compensation and dysfunction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
26/09/201923 minutes 56 seconds
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The Importance of Being Certified

As an independent gym owner, I get monthly inquiries from uncertified personal trainers that have been training for many … many… years that have decided not to renew their certification. Yet they still wish to train out of my facility. Below is a small list of responses I have gotten throughout the years when I ask why they are not certified: “I could teach these courses.” “I know more than most trainers anyway because I’ve been doing this for a long time.” “It’s all a racket” … (to make you smarter… oh no!) I, being relatively educated in the space of exercise and health science, still maintain multiple certifications. I actually want to increase my education as opposed to only continuing education because a CEU requirement. So, when those that are uncertified want to explain why they should train out of my facilities in NYC, I do not balk. It is unprofessional and there is a HUGE liability issue at stake as well. If you want to become a personal trainer – you MUST get certified. Pref
19/09/201924 minutes 6 seconds
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Abdominal Hollowing v Abdominal Bracing

Abdominal hollowing (or the draw-in maneuver) and abdominal bracing are both incorporated by therapists, trainers, and other exercise specialists to benefit persons with lumbar instability (Vaičienė, Berškienė, Slapsinskaite, Mauricienė, & Razon, 2018). There is a tendency for professionals to pick one of these interventions while downplaying the validity and value of the other. Integrated training is based on the implementing all evidence that works during the appropriate time with an understanding of how we can optimize outcomes for our clients. We will review the research surrounding abdominal hollowing and abdominal bracing to provide a better understanding of the evidence of their practical applications. Evidence shows that deep abdominal muscles are more activated with abdominal hollowing and surface muscles more activated with abdominal bracing (Vaičienė, Berškienė, Slapsinskaite, Mauricienė, & Razon, 2018). Hollowing has shown to increase local spinal stabilizers (Lee et al., 2
12/09/201923 minutes 11 seconds
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Integrated Flexibility Continuum

NASM provides an integrated model of flexibility that includes corrective, active, and functional flexibility categories. The specific techniques used within the Integrated Flexibility Continuum are as follows: Integrated Flexibility Continuum Corrective Flexibility – designed to increase joint ROM for shortened muscles. It is specifically for the areas of hypomobility. SMR/SMT/Foam Rolling Static Stretching Active Flexibility SMR/SMT/Foam Rolling Active Isolated Stretching Functional Flexibility SMR/SMT/Foam Rolling Dynamic Flexibility This episode talks about just because muscles “feel” tight doesn’t mean that they are in fact tight. Assessments are to be done to identify shortened muscles verses lengthened muscles. In an integrated model the progression from on type of flexibility category to another should be aspired to. As initial limits in ROM begin to increase through corrective strategies, more active techniques can be applied to provide strength to the new found ROM.
05/09/201921 minutes 8 seconds
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Core Training Overview

NASM CPT Podcast – Core Training Overview Even the biggest bodybuilder with the best set of “Abs” may have a weak core as storied in this episode of the NASM CPT Podcast. Rick talks about the biggest person he’s ever met in real life and how his core stabilization system was … less than impressive. There’s also discussion about statistics, research, and the difference between the stabilization between each vertebrae and stabilization between the pelvis and ribcage.  Several muscles of the core stabilization system are discussed such as the transverse abdominus, diaphragm, multifidus, and more examining what they do and how they function to support the core.  Maxims to remember:  - Stabilize the spine before moving it - Core is the anchoring point of all functional movement - “You can’t have distal mobility without proximal stability” Listen to this episode of the NASM CPT podcast for insights about the core and what it’s for and why stabilization of the spine is important. Get 20% off
29/08/201924 minutes 46 seconds
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Bones!

 NASM CPT PODCAST – BONES! This episode is a review of the skeletal systems. Anatomy only! No ROM or joint actions. Today Rick talks about the bones themselves, names, locations, and mnemonics to help remember and recall their names. This is a high-level overview, so we will just focus on the main bones in the appendicular and axial skeleton.  - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner helps with knowing the number of vertebrae in each section of the spine - Small lies help with knowing which bone in the lower leg is which - Some bone names will help with learning names of certain muscles Tune in to this episode to help solidify an overview of the skeletal anatomy OR use it for ideas to help teach bony anatomy to your students or clients. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
22/08/201920 minutes 2 seconds
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How to Remember the Names of the Muscles

 NASM CPT Podcast – Anatomy NAMES One of the most common questions I get after a workshop is “how do you remember the names of all those muscles?” So, today we discuss anatomical words for muscles and from where they are derived. It’s important to learn the language of your profession and it’s simpler than you think! Muscles reviewed in this episode include: Gastrocnemius Soleus Hamstrings Semimembranosus / Semitendionsus Biceps Femoris Quadriceps Rectus Abdominus Gluteus Maximus Iliopsoas Trapezius Rhomboids Sternocleidomastoid Check out the book “Carnal Knowledge” by Charles Hodgson and tune in to this episode of the NASM CPT podcast to learn roots for these anatomical body parts and how memorizing these them MAY not be as difficult as you once thought. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
15/08/201928 minutes 23 seconds
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General Adaptation Syndrome and SAID Principles

Your body is apt at dealing with stress and will make adjustments as needed to cope. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) allows us to look at the introduction of stress to our system and a spectrum of our body’s ability to deal with it. The levels of the GAS principle are: The Alarm Reaction stage What the …!!! Increased soreness Questioning choice of exercises and sometimes exercising in general Decreased performance The Resistance stage “Good stress” aka eustress Getting used to the stress Minimized soreness  Physiologically fine with practiced exercises Increased performance The Exhaustion / Overtraining stage “Over stressed” aka distressed  Not enough recovery Irritable  Exhausted  Decreased performance The SAID principle stands for Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands, which means your body (and mind) will adapt to the specific exercises, stresses, and other demands you impose. As long as you don’t go into the exhaustion phase of the GAS you will continue to bui
08/08/201924 minutes 20 seconds
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Introducing the OPT Model

The OPT Model, or Optimum Performance Training Model, is a fitness training system developed by NASM. The OPT Model is based on scientific evidence and principles that progresses an individual through five training phases: stabilization endurance, strength endurance, hypertrophy, maximal strength and power. In the inaugural episode of the NASM CPT Podcast, host Rick Richey walks through exactly what the OPT model is, how it's used and why it's beneficial for trainers of all levels who want to help their clients.  With this easy-to-use model, you'll be able to help clients achieve their fitness goals, no matter their age or athletic ability - from beginners, to pros. The OPT™ model - and NASM as a whole - is simply powerful. Get 20% off your order now by calling 800-460-6276 or visiting NASM.org, and using the code Podcast 20.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nasm-cpt/message
01/08/201922 minutes 37 seconds