Of all the body segments, the core is ultimately the most important when it comes to achieving and maintaining a certain level of strength. It doesn’t matter if your client is concerned with sports performance or merely getting through the day pain free, conditioned core musculature is the place to start.
There's no need to break a sweat at the grocery store checkout. Adopting a healthy diet doesn't have to mean taking out a second mortgage, and you don't have to sacrifice good nutrition for a reasonable grocery bill, either. I've collected a few smart strategies to help keep your receipt within reason. Here's how to beat inflation, one aisle at a time.
Is anyone interested in a mentorship at a gym? We’ve gotten requests from people recently certified to get experience in a structured environment. What if we could help place you in a mentorship program at a gym where you could learn the ropes and possibly get hired? If you’re interested stay tuned! This will be coming soon. We’ll post it on our new NCCPT.com website and Facebook.
Speaking of a new website. We’re happy to launch our new mobile friendly website! Hope you like it.
We have some new courses coming soon:
Music Therapy for Personal Trainers
Video component for our Certified Powerlifting Instructor Course
Certified Youth Fitness Specialist
We also have a very cool Daily Training and Nutrition Journal you can use with your clients.
The NCCPT has been developing a free app for trainers to use to attract new clientele and service their existing clientele. It’s called “Trainer on the Go” We need some of you to upload some photos and videos of exercises so we can further develop it. The app will be free so it will be a nice tool for you to use. Please fill out this form:
The NCCPT Featured Trainer is Kevin Starkey. It was really cool how he turned a negative into a positive to become a NCCPT personal trainer. I admire a person who can reinvent himself.
As I write this, I can’t believe the month of January has already gone and the Super Bowl is right around the corner. Is it me?
P.S. Although, the Bronco’s defense played fantastic against New England, I don’t think anyone is going to stop Cam Newton and the Panthers. We shall see!
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Tom DeLong, Director of Education, will post a new Dartfish video on the basics of the bench press movement.
These videos address the mechanics of the powerlifting bench press as compared to the fitness/bodybuilding industry. Most in the training industry are very unfamiliar with applying biomechanical principles to this movement. Please note that the technique used for powerlifting is for performance enhancement in competition; however, the basic movement patterns are very similar and can be used for the fitness public, if applied correctly.
The Importance of Continuing Education
The fitness industry is constantly changing and evolving. As such, continuing education is required for fitness professionals to stay current with the latest guidelines and skills required to keep their clients safe while implementing innovative exercise techniques. Overall, continuing education is considered a way for fitness professionals to keep abreast of fitness industry trends and training strategies so they don’t lag behind or provide their clients with antiquated training or nutrition strategies.
Learn some of the most popular moves uses in Cross Fit
Featuring World Champion Desiree Morgan you’ll learn:
How to create an "individualized" program for developing the trainee based on their individual needs
The three foundational movements for humans (squat, bench, deadlift) which are effective in building a foundation of strength for everyday activities.
Basics of structure and function
Basic movement evaluations to identify movement deficits that may cause injury
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Learn hands-on how to become a personal trainer with our two-day workshop!
This workshop is designed to help you prepare for your certification exam as well as gain valuable hands on experience working elite level personal trainers guiding you every step of the way.
In addition to sixteen hours of hands-on experience with industry veterans, you'll receive:
NCCPT textbook and one time exam attempt (proctoring fee is not included)
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Chance to purchase additional products on site (body fat calipers, measuring tape and metronome).
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