Author: NFPT CEC

These resources are for the purpose of personal trainer growth and development through Continuing Education which advances the knowledge of fitness professionals. This article is written for NFPT Certified Personal Trainers to receive Continuing Education Credit (CEC). Please contact NFPT at 800.729.6378 or [email protected] with questions or for more information.

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Calorie

What Is a Calorie? Personal Trainers Need to Know!

Weight loss to improve cardiovascular health is a high priority of the American Heart Association because approximately 34 percent of the population is overweight.
The most basic and fundamental law that governs whether you gain weight or lose weight is the first law of thermodynamics, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed from one type to another. For our purposes here, the most common unit of energy measure is the calorie.

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Increase Your Personal Training Client’s Vertical Jump

Increase Your Personal Training Client’s Vertical Jump

When the basketball off season is in full swing and I have been asked numerous times, "how do I increase my vertical?"  Most aspiring basketball players think about flying through the air "Like Mike".  As fitness professionals these people come to us for help in achieving that dream.  They see the value of having professional training to get them off the ground quicker and higher than their opponent. 

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exercise is medicine

Exercise is Medicine: A Physical Activity Prescription and Opportunity for Personal Trainers

It is amazing that physician networking is so infrequently explored by the personal training community. A November 2007 press release from the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the launch of a new initiative called Exercise is Medicine, a program designed to encourage America’s patients to incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily routine.

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Understanding Exercise Injury Risk Factors

Understanding Exercise Injury Risk Factors

A basic assumption among people when they work is out that they leave the gym in some way better than they did when they came in. For that reason, it’s important place as much emphasis on injury prevention, treatment and/or management as on the effectiveness of fitness program design.

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It’s not an Earthquake – It’s a Lifestyle Shift

It’s not an Earthquake – It’s a Lifestyle Shift

A client came to me recently with a goal of holding his “spare tire” at bay. While this is a rather amorphous platform from which to spring forward, I accepted the challenge and wrote him a basic exercise plan. However, when I attempted to touch on the subject of nutrition, he virtually jumped down my throat, informing me that he still wanted to “enjoy life”, and he was unwilling to accept any dietary restrictions or changes to his current favorite foods.

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Aerobic Exercise for General Fitness

Aerobic activity should be an integral part of every exercise prescription for an apparently health individual. But how much aerobic- in relation to resistance training depends in large part on each client’s current condition and his or her fitness goals.

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Training the Basketball Athlete

Training the Basketball Athlete

All athletes understand the need for proper conditioning in order to excel in their particular sport. If their body is not in top shape they will not be able to compete at the level needed or expected. The purpose of training is to improve the performance and conditioning of the athlete in their particular sport. In the case of the basketball athlete, their integrated movement of agility, strength, explosiveness and cardio conditioning should be the major focus of their training.

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Timing Carbohydrate Intake

Timing Carbohydrate Intake

When it comes to carbohydrate intake, timing can play a crucial role in keeping the body in a ready state when it’s time for the next workout.

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Principles of Resistance Training

Principles of Resistance Training

Resistance training has many aspects. It can be utilized to gain muscular size, endurance, recovery of an injury or as part of an athlete’s training program. This article will cover some of the principles of resistance training and how your client can benefit from them.

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Nutrition Around Your Workouts!

Nutrition Around Your Workouts!

When it comes to eating a pre and post-workout meal there is a lot of debate on what to eat, how long before and after exercise should you eat, and how much you should eat. This article will cover some of the basics of pre post-workout nutrition.

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