Blogs about National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM)

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. 
Monday, February 17, 2014 • Houston, TX 77007
Focus Fitness Blog
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 • Aiken, SC 29801
Joshua Beecher's Blog
Can you believe that tape worms were once believed to be a healthy and safe weight loss method? I dont know about you but I am glad the health and fitness industry is constantly advancing. Who knows what we will learn in the next few years. Better Body, Better Life!
Monday, January 27, 2014 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
 Good Afternoon! Today I would like to talk about High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT, as it’s called in the fitness world).  HIIT, when added to your workout program, is the best way to blast fat away.  The top athletes in the world train using HIIT methods in order to maximize oxygen consumption, burn calories, and become as lean as possible.  To get a better understanding of what HIIT is, let’s just break down the term: 
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 • Levittown, NY 11756
Sunday, September 08, 2013 • Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Billy Katinsky's Blog
One of the more annoying, yet common myths in the fitness world is that you can "spot train" muscles. Not only is it not possible, it shows how highly uneducated some people are with exercising, yet these people keep "educating" people on how to train.  Under education is a huge problem in our industry, and spot training is the perfect example of that lack of knowledge.   Targeting the "Lower" Abs or the "tear drop" in the Quads, are two of my favorite that people will try over and over to spot train. 
Monday, April 08, 2013 • Duarte, CA 91010-2400
CrossCore Rotational Bodyweight Training Blog
This is a 6-hour CrossCore® Rotational Bodyweight Training™ course worth 0.6 CEC's through NASM and NESTA and 6 CEC's through ISSA. For more info please go here http://www.crosscore-usa.com/tep.aspx