Saturday, March 21, 2009

Approach to Training: The NASM-OPT™ Model

I am certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and my graduate education includes advanced program design coursework using NASM’s Optimum Perfomance TrainingTM model.

In the past, training programs were based almost entirely on the experiences and goals of bodybuilders, coaches, and athletes. Scientifically unsupported training programs are not designed to meet the needs of our increasingly de-conditioned and injury-prone society. NASM’s OPT Model is a client-focused, scientifically based approach that begins with an assessment of your goals and fitness level before developing a program to meet your needs and achieve your fitness goals. Most new clients will begin within the corrective exercise phase, and then progress and cycle through 3 or 4 levels of the OPT model at 4 to 6 week intervals.

By incorporating flexibility, cardio respiratory, core, balance, reactive, speed, agility, quickness, & strength into each program, OPT improves all abilities & builds functional strength, neuromuscular efficiency, and dynamic flexibility.

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