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NASM 5th edition questions

I just started studying for the NASM exam and was wondering if there were any chapters that arent heavily tested over? I read all 40 pages of the how to be overpepared thread but that's mostly for 3rd and 4th edition and what i got out of those is that joints, bones, and systems in the body dont...

pillburydough‎, 05-14-2017 01:40 PM
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Cool Squat form

While reading the book "How to become a supple leopard" I read your weight should be distributed at the centre of the foot, however, it is also stated that the shins should be as vertical as possible. Aren't these two things contradicting? When you shins are vertical your hips will be pushed...

Toommn‎, 04-25-2017 03:16 AM
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Moved: is 6'2 220 lbs natty too fat ?

theriftable‎, 04-25-2017 05:55 PM
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(SRS) In your personal opinion what is the best company to go with or best school ?

I know you get the same questions over and over again and it's probably really annoying, but I wanted to ask in your personal opinion what the best way and best company is to go with when getting your personal training certification. I ask this specifically because the two schools that I've...

cheachea‎, 04-19-2017 12:25 AM
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NCCPT is the stupidest certification in existance

So I bought the NCCPT online course. 38 videos which were all 20-30 minutes long. 15 chapters in PDF form, blah blah blah. Watched all the videos, read the chapters. Informative stuff, but since I've been working out for 3 1/2 years I knew most of it already. I go take the exam. 140 multiple...

ACEthetics‎, 01-16-2013 12:39 PM
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personal or business bank account?

just curious do most of you just use a personal bank account and track finances or do you have a business and personal account?

Squatticus‎, 05-09-2017 12:48 PM
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Where do you get your Professional Liability Insurance From?

Where do you get your Professional Liability Insurance from? I'm looking to get insurance today but I cannot seem to find the website I was going to get it from. It was a very good site, so maybe with your posts I could find it again or one that is even better. I'm ACE certified. Thanks to all...

chanswft‎, 11-17-2010 11:17 AM
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Question Liability insurance?

Does anyone (in the US) have recommendations for who to get liability insurance through for personal training? I've been searching for a while now and there's not much info about it on the web, and my company (State Farm) doesn't have an appropriate policy. Also what to look/look out for and...

md3sign‎, 09-14-2010 08:51 AM
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Looking for Gym / Workout Buddies in Charleston, SC

I'm a 35 year old, 5'11", male looking for a workout to get back in shape by the time summer hits! I don't have a lot gym and exercise experience or knowledge, but I am incredible motivated and committed . I'm now 15-20lbs away from my goal being beach confident (thought I'd never say that!) ...

billybell‎, 05-06-2017 11:09 AM
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What features would you want from the perfect personal training software?

Hello personal trainers! After doing some searching through the forums I have come across a few threads asking for recommendations for personal trainer software. It seems as though many PTs use excel and word while a small percentage use some sort of application - and many of these appear to be...

SamBuck‎, 05-03-2017 04:36 PM
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Can-Fit-Pro Practical

hey guys, soon I will be scheduling my practical and I wanted to see if anyone had any tips or good ideas that would assist me in acing this. My two choice scenarios are: Maria is a 28 year old teacher, who has been exercising two to three times per week for the past six months. She has recently...

Yarp‎, 04-25-2010 06:13 AM
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Opening a Gym

Excuse me if this isn't the proper section for this post. I'm currently active in the army and when I get out I want to open my own gym. I'm looking for any suggestions from anyone who has or has knowledge in running a gym. What should I expect when starting up...etc?

buccm09‎, 12-24-2015 03:53 AM
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Question Personal Trainer Software?

What do you use if anything to customize training programs, workouts, diet, etc.. for each of your clients? ACTION has their own but of course comes with a monthly fee. Just looking to see what else is out there that might be comparable?

5wheel‎, 03-04-2016 12:04 PM
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Suggesting macronutrient for clients

There is a lot of information out there regarding nutrition and personal trainers, but I haven't been able to find anything about it being legal/illegal to suggest specific macronutrient numbers to clients. All I have found is that you can not create meal plans. I could use some insight. Thanks...

Brockmarie‎, 04-23-2017 07:42 PM
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Looking to hire a online fitness coach & nutritionist

Hi, My name is Serge, I'm looking for a person (doesn't matter man or woman) who could guide me in fitness & nutrition (better if you have a nutrition degree). Looking for the best of the best PM me for more details thanks P.S. English is not my native language

Serge128‎, 04-24-2017 06:12 AM
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Need help

New to working out, started going for 3 months in the mornings before the gym, realized after I got back to work from my 3 month union school, and I started going after work the past 2 weeks that I wasn't doing **** in the mornings so I don't count them, the comparison from my morning workouts to...

Blazersvm‎, 04-26-2017 02:09 PM
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One pectoral much different than the other

Hey there! So for the last month I've been hitting the gym pretty hard. From the start I've noticed that my left pec is more dominant. By this, I mean, I'm able to flex it a lot easier and quicker. Mind you that I can flex then other one, as well, though. However, today I've noticed that the left...

nateisgrate‎, 04-25-2017 08:17 AM
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Exclamation How to get certified in personal training and nutrition in Europe

Hi everyone! I'm a new member of the forum. I have been reading threads a lot but it is my first time to write a post. Recently I moved to Europe and have decided to pursue a career in fitness. My plan is to get certified and prepare for the muscle mania contest. I would like to seek...

clim6‎, 04-26-2017 04:08 AM
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Help! I'm a new CPT, where do I start

I recently got my certification with NASM as a personal trainer. I went to my first interview and feel awful about it. I need guidance, I feel like I have learned nothing, I haven't even gotten a job yet and I'm bugging about having my first client and hurting them and messing up on everything. I...

Rice2016‎, 11-16-2016 11:37 AM
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Question Some Feedback Requested: Private Label Pre-Made Meal Systems, good? or no?

I have a commercial kitchen and do a decent catering business (mostly catering to business functions, events, hotels, etc. so we don't really have a consumer driven sales team). My chefs pride themselves on developing recipes that are fresh from scratch, local, organic, gluten free and contain...

RediMeals‎, 04-23-2017 01:47 PM
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I want to be a personal trainer

Hello, I'm new here! I currently work as a full-time nanny and if all goes well, I will be there for at least a couple of more years. I would like to become a personal trainer and would like to start part-time, while I'm still a nanny. Is realistic to expect to work solely on weekends? It would be...

rlcb1990‎, 04-11-2017 09:20 PM
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Female trainers please read Femaamd help :)

Okay guys I'll keep this short as possible. My girlfriend finally joined the gym with me and has honestly given the diet and training 110%. Her lifts have gone up and inches gone down (cutting at the moment) BUUUT Two weeks ago was her time of month and she only gained 0.5lbs which is...

titsMCgee13‎, 04-22-2017 06:59 AM
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Smile Ipad decision, anyone use one for training?

I'm about to start as a PT at a new gym and I'm looking to go more paperless, and invest in a convenient ipad. I have just a couple of questions. 1. Do i really need the larger one? or will the 9.7 in be fine. 2. I like the idea of a larger screen, but the 9.7 in has better features such as...

siclorraine‎, 04-17-2017 06:02 PM
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Talking ISSA Exam Tips?

Hey everyone, so after I finished my fall semester at school 2 weeks ago and I'vefocused more on ISSA course. I've been at it for about 2 months and I'm taking the test tomorrow, if you have taken it, can you give me some tips on what to focus on or what I should know. FYI I'm not asking for...

BeastFromCali‎, 12-28-2016 10:38 PM
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Exclamation My left side is slightly higher, than my right side.

Ive noticed that when I am standing relaxed, my left side is slightly higher than my right. I am right handed. Ive asked couple of PTs at my gym as to what the problem was and most of them told me it was a muscle on my left scapulla, that either is too tensed or overworked. Now what the hell do...

mergen84‎, 12-24-2009 12:04 PM
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