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 sit on the couch vs hitting the gym do so due to lack of adherence. This could be social events, motivation, visualizing a end goal, not setting short term results, not preparing for the day/week/month/year, etc.

A positive change of behavior enables one to stick to and exceed goals when structure is in place.

    Determining alternative eating habits for social events
    Weight loss, Muscle Gain, or Strength Gain are more important?
    Can you visualize your body composition 3 months from now?
    Can you visualize a successful lift?
    Are you setting minor goals which ultimately lead to your major goal?
    Do you not have time to make meals during the week, thought about weekend prepping?

These are just a small percentage of things that would make a great difference if addressed properly and made to be more efficient.


About the Author:

Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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