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Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: How To Be overprepared for the NASM

Hey guys ,after posting these past few weeks in here I constantly get pms regarding taking the NASM but that doesn't bother me at all , I am making this post to help everyone in the future on taking the NASM. My NASM experience was a very long one, I drove 3 hours to fail it by 1 point! This was...

Bradster101190‎, 06-07-2011 01:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Directions toward a career in fitness.

Hello everyone, I recently completed as blog series outlining my experiences in the fitness career path. Hopefully some of you might find it helpful, or at least get some ideas to put to trial. Here's the 3-part series: Directions Toward a Career in Fitness, Part 1 Directions Toward a Career in...

alan aragon‎, 11-18-2009 07:20 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM http://www.acsm.org/ NASM http://www.nasm.org/

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Deleting threads

Recently on this forum quite a few people have asked a question, got some good answers, and then deleted their threads. I have restored these threads, because though you might not care any more, the answers can be useful for other people. So don't delete your threads. edit: on the other hand, if...

KyleAaron‎, 04-21-2016 04:51 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program!

Bodybuilding.com is test piloting a trainer affiliate program and we’re looking for 50 motivated and results driven personal trainers. This program only applies to certified personal trainers residing in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...

ForumAlpha‎, 03-24-2014 09:40 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Opening my Own Gym ,, just a few Questions .

Hi all , im looking into opening my own gym. This is based on what is avaiable in my area which ive been looking at. It will be warehouse style building thats 1500sq ft with a big roller door and main door entrance. 1500sq ft of actual gym floor is what i mean I also have my target audiance...

ShreddedBrahhh‎, Yesterday 10:19 AM
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Training for strength & size?

I've always trained for pure strength using long rests and heavy complex exercises. I've had a lot of success in the past building up my strength but I've never put real effort into training for hypertrophy. I've always tended to use too much weight when attempting high volume workouts. Anyway, at...

GoldnBlack‎, 08-25-2016 06:00 PM
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[PSA} bosus & burpees

No. For pity's sake, train your clients, don't exercise them. If they want pointless suffering with no results, they have their lives outside the gym. That's all.

KyleAaron‎, 08-09-2016 10:08 PM
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NSCA-CPT, Exam Content? Anyone able to help?

Hi ya'll, I have been reading the textbook for the NSCA-CPT and have been just going through that and answering the questions and writing down notes. I am going to sign up for my exam, but first, want to be safe and ask some questions to anyone who has passed the exam. I called the NSCA and...

ehstelzer‎, 08-28-2016 11:25 AM
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Question NESTA Cert.--has anyone taken this test?

Anyone got a certification from NESTA? If so, how difficult would you say the test was? What's is the majority of what's covered?

Beckaroo‎, 06-23-2010 03:29 PM
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baffled by a personal trainer

So my lovely family member knows i eventually want to be a personal trainer and that ill be starting a basic fitness instructor job (mainly cleaning and gym inductions) so he set me up to shadow his friend who is a personal trainer on the side. I have gathered some knowledge around health and...

marlb91‎, 08-24-2016 01:24 PM
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Ideas for a client who can't use their arms?

Client had arm surgery, DR cleared client and said could lift "1-2 lbs" yet did not do much in the way of elaboration With that said, I have a safety squat bar, I have a ghd, I have a weighted vest, ankle weights...clients ultimate goal is strength gain but secondary is leaning out (which wasn't...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 08-15-2016 02:25 PM
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Ryan's Q&A Thread - Building Successful PT/Coaching Businesses

What's up everyone? Whether you know me or not, I've been on the bb.com forums for years. My main threads revolve around my GST program and I've managed them for the past five + years. Feel free to browse them so you can get a feel for who I am and how I operate. First Thread:...

2020Wellness‎, 05-14-2015 12:32 PM
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easy doesn't work

A study was done purporting to show that load doesn't matter for results. Since the study told the public what it wanted to hear - that easy works - it was widely and enthusiastically reported without any serious analysis or discussion. I corresponded with the authour, and he and his colleagues...

KyleAaron‎, 08-25-2016 07:54 PM
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Am I on the right track ?

Hey sorry if it's the wrong place to ask I just figured a bunch of trainers would be more likely to be knowledgeable about this, but I'm on my 6 month of lifting and I started off skinny fat at 134 but thought I was just skinny so I bulked to 154 and 21 %body fat and then I cut because I was too...

Rollypolliolly‎, 08-20-2016 02:15 PM
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Finding a personal trainer for someone with health issues?

To put it bluntly, I'm a medical mess. I have crap lungs, bad joints, significant pain issues, anemia, low blood pressure (which occasionally tanks for no reason,) and - to cap it off - low testosterone. And, with the exception of topical androgens, there's really not much I can do about it: I'm...

Stavromula‎, 08-21-2016 06:26 PM
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New to working out. Any advice on my situation?

Hey guys. So I'm on the slim side and was previously chubby. I'm looking to tighten my skin as well and gain some mass and stay lean. So far I eat a lot. No fast or junk food. Usually all home cooked. If I eat a lot and workout which consists of weight training and running 1.5 miles every other...

Elbreezy‎, 08-01-2016 07:24 PM
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Best Fit Certification Without Kinesiology Degree/Background

I'm a recent college graduate, with a four year degree in Business Administration. I've had a change of heart recently, and am trying to take a leap of faith, in becoming a personal trainer. It's most definitely my passion, as I'm not sure why I didn't choose a more athletic-based field before...

goonslurkin316‎, 08-23-2016 02:50 PM
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Free Coaching Consultations

Hey everyone, I don't know if this is the correct place to post, but here goes. I am rather new to the fitness industry and I would like to hone my coaching skills. The only way to do that requires some guinea pigs :P Hence, I will not charge you anything if you decide to participate. ...

Makuly‎, 08-21-2016 07:06 AM
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Question Hot chick asked me to be her PT, no idea what to do

So this hot girl who was hired at the restaurant where I happen to work too, asked me a bunch of questions about fitness in general and then asked me to train her. Problem is I never trained with a girl or seen one work out other than jogging or glutes kickback. And she didn't ask me because she...

alxv1‎, 08-22-2016 04:03 AM
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How to pass the ACSM-CPT

How to Pass the ACSM-CPT I figured that if there is a 'How to pass the NASM' thread, and there isn't a ACSM thread, why not? Plus I know a lot of people have been PMing be about the exam and I cannot quite get to everyone and I am not on here as often because of school and work. I hope this...

pinoykcin‎, 01-13-2014 10:00 PM
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Keeping personal training interesting.

I am a relatively new personal trainer, I have been at it for coming up on 3 months now. I have been enjoying my job so far and have managed to pick up around 10 clients so far. However some of the clients that have been with me for a while now have been doing similar things for a while, such as...

Conormace‎, 08-16-2016 04:21 PM
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Question Personal training certificate needed

Hey guys I was asked by a family I currently help with a child with disabilities to possibly be able to further assist there child with very basic exercising. Now I am not currently a trainer but I do have a great deal of athletic and gym experience over ten years. They get assistance from the...

mikeyhillny‎, 08-17-2016 08:05 PM
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Personal Trainer Software?

So I have messed around with the TrainerFU app, Trainerize, etc. I am looking for a software system that allows me to set workouts up for my client, lets them track there progress but also allows me as the trainer to track my workouts so the clients can see. I am currently using 2 apps one for...

GBizzy34‎, 08-01-2016 11:12 AM
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Unhappy █ Too Scared to do this, need Expert advice pls. █

Hey guys I am thinking of making a slight change, and that is that I want to remove, 1 whole-wheat toltoria from my breakfast. My goal is to lose weight. Pardon the Indian food I have a place near my Job and I always enjoy their food so much so that I even buy it for dinner lol. I try to eat fruits...

AdamMuscles‎, 08-15-2016 05:15 PM
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What certification for college student that is looking to take some online clients?

Hey guys. What certification do you think would be the easiest/reputable for me to get while I'm still in school? I'm looking to train some people online. Thank you.

Camdz28‎, 08-11-2016 05:47 PM
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Exclamation Future Fit UK

Has anyone used Future Fit to train as a personal trainer or as a nutrition specialist? If yes, how did you find it? Was it worth the money? How are you doing now in terms of work? Did you enjoy working at the companies they gurantee interviews for? If you did take part on this course please...

work_hard_now‎, 11-10-2009 04:02 PM
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Seeking insight/ advice on knee injury

So 5 nights ago I was hopping over a fence, landed funny, hurt knee. The next morning when I woke up I couldn't use it at all and needed crutches. However I had no bruising and only very minimal swelling. Felt twisted inside As of today I can walk normally, plant and turn, can leg press my...

Gfe919‎, 08-18-2016 08:48 AM
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Lightbulb Promotional Theme Ideas

I am behind in my sales goal at my gym and they want me to create a theme to host an event table to attract clients. Does anyone have any good ideas for the theme? A few options I've thought of are "Summer Sale," "VIP," or "Evolution" but not of those ideas I've come up with seem interesting or...

JChristD33‎, 08-18-2016 08:34 AM
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What is wrong with my personal trainer? Should I still train with him?

I have had about 5 sessions with my personal trainer. He was very helpful and I was satisfied. We scheduled to meet 3 times per week. In about 1 month ago, he just kept cancelling appointment constantly. One time he cancelled because he was sick. The second time he cancelled because something wrong...

nimabi001‎, 08-16-2016 02:05 PM
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