Blogs about National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 • Raleigh, NC 27612-3431
Karin Singleton's Blog
So here I am, a newly minted Sports Performance Professional. I have studied the excellent NASM material to enhance sports performance and am eager to apply my knowledge. As I read and studied and thought about it, it struck me how applicable and modifiable those concepts are to every client. We all need to generate power in our lives at one point or other. The challenge in training is to stay on the right side of the line where the benefits of the exercises justify possible risks. 
Friday, May 02, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good Morning! Today I would like to talk to you about foam rolling and its benefits. Often not understanding the full benefits that it offers, most people see the grey cylindrical device as a form of forced torture. When performed correctly, foam rolling offers your body many benefits, both during your workout and post-workout. 
Friday, May 02, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good Morning! Today I would like to talk to you about foam rolling and its benefits. Often not understanding the full benefits that it offers, most people see the grey cylindrical device as a form of forced torture. When performed correctly, foam rolling offers your body many benefits, both during your workout and post-workout. 
Friday, May 02, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good Morning! Today I would like to talk about how to properly incorporate bodyweight training into your workout routine. While weight training IS absolutely essential for your progress, it should NOT be the only way that you are training. You do not have to walk into the gym and put up as much weight as possible every time you work out. If you can move your own body via push-ups, pull-ups, body weight squats, ab wheel rollouts, etc., you are better off than people who lift heavy weights yet cannot do a pull-up. 
Friday, May 02, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good afternoon! Today I would like to talk about synergistic dominance. Lately, I have seen a few people with this problem so I figured I would dig a little deeper into it, especially because most people do not even know that it is going on in their bodies. 
Friday, May 02, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good Morning! Most people say that they do not exercise because they are too tired. Would you believe that these people are probably more tired BECAUSE they are not exercising? This is actually a very tough cycle to break, which is part of the reason why 70% of Americans are inactive (do not exercise 20 minutes 3-4 times per week). Exercise has many benefits with which you are probably familiar:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good Afternoon!  There is a workout-related adage that is as old as time:  “three sets of ten reps.” You’ve probably heard an old school gym-goer repeat that to a newbie trying to figure out a workout, or maybe you’ve even been that old school gym-goer yourself.   
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 When different fitness trends become popular, it is very easy to get caught up in fitness routines and programming that make no sense or, worse yet, that are harmful for your body.  One of the most popular trends in the early 2000s was the “kettlebell” trend.  Kettlebells have been around for centuries, since the early 1700s if my memory serves me correctly, but, to this day, they still are not used correctly in certain areas of exercise programming. 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Today I want to talk about closed chain versus open chain exercises.  You are probably wondering what they are and if they will help you get in better shape, but, believe it or not, you actually cannot perform an exercise without it being termed either a closed or an open chain.   Knowing the reasons why you do them is very important to best understand your exercise programming.