Taylor Carpenter

NASM Behavior Change Specialist course 100% Complete

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I’ve completed 100% of the study materials for the Behavior Change Specialist course created by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I still must take the test soon, but this will be my fourth certification through NASM.

I’ve previously completed:

    Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
    Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
    Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)

Behavior Change Specialist covers the cognitive functions of behavioral change to improve adherence behaviors through diet and exercise.

People who fail to overcome plateaus, fall off the nutritional bandwagon, and opt to ...

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Past the 80% Mark On NASM Behavior Change Specialist Crediential

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Just a quick update on the Behavior Change Specialist course via NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I took a little study break during the holidays but I’m now 80% done with the course, should be ready for the exam soon.

This will be my 4th credential through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Currently and actively:

certified personal trainer (CPT),
corrective exercise specialist (CES), and
fitness nutrition specialist (FNS).

So far some of the topics covered have included:

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Taylor Carpenter 1RM 460lb Sumo Deadlift | Charlotte Personal Trainer

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Motivated from all the Black Friday purchases coming to the gym, I felt some extra strength Friday night. Hadn’t attempted to go much over 400lbs in a few months and decided to push it a little bit.

Hit 460 for 1 rep and then attempted 480. I didn’t quite get the 480 but I thought I would. Typically new equipment, new exercises are a motivating trigger for me. I’ll post a little bit later in the week with all the Black ...

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Taylor Carpenter 330lb 15 rep max sumo deadlift | Charlotte NC Personal Training

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Taylor Carpenter, a personal trainer in Charlotte NC (ballantyne area) performs a 15 rep max on the sumo deadlift exercise.

As a motivation factor, ALMOST every single workout I like to beat a personal record on something. I like seeing my strength improves in some capacity every workout.

You don’t need to do 1 rep maxes always. If you’re more comfortable using lighter weights you can see strength improvements with higher rep schemes.

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Behavior Change Specialist Progress

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Moving right along with the National Academy of Sports Medicines Behavior Change Specialist course. Most personal training related certifications focus solely on exercise and nutrition. Many times the mental challenge of sticking to your plan may be the most difficult obstacle of all.

You can always continue to learn new things and I believe this new course will translate well over to my current and future clients. I currently have specializations in corrective exercise & fitness nutrition.

The NASM Behavior Change Specialization, ...

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Behavior Change Specialist from National Academy of Sports Medicine

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This week I began studies on my fourth certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I currently hold certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and fitness nutrition specialist credentials through NASM. The next specialty I’m working towards is the Behavior Change Specialist certification.

I already hold exercise and nutrition credentials, this should provide some additional knowledge in regards to the challenging mental aspects of sticking to various routines.

The course description includes:

Most fitness enthusiasts believe they already possess the skills necessary ...

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10 New Personal Training Testimonials!

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It’s been a little while since I’ve updated my TESTIMONIALS page here on the website. Typically, clients will leave reviews about me on Google or Yelp type websites first and I’ll add them to my website. There are dozens of 5 star reviews online and hopefully I’ll earn dozens more to provide potential new clients with authentic feedback on what they can expect at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training.

Below are 10 of the most recent Testimonials left for me ...

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My last 800 days on MyFitnessPal

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I have now logged my food 800 consecutive days without missing a beat. No excuse in life has prevented me from doing so, it has consumed about 5 minutes a day give or take during that time period. If anyone reading this has any desire to improve their health and physique I feel pretty confident anyone could do just the same. More than anything it’s simply a sign of consistency & dedication, after 800 days a routine has been set! Lack of consistency ...

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2014 Black Friday Additions!!

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As was the case last year, I try and hold out until Black Friday to make the big annual investment in new additions and upgrades for the gym. Items are slowly starting to roll in so once I have everything here and setup I will be posting some pictures.

A little earlier this year I added 7 pairs of KB’s, that was probably my most significant non-black friday addition.

This year on Black Friday I added the following:

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