The Role of Resistance Exercise in Weight Loss
    Weight loss is one of the most common reasons a client hires a personal trainer. This article reviews the role of resistance training on weight loss and offers practical training tips to help clients reach their weight loss goals.
    Managing Firefighter Fatigue
    Central nervous system (CNS) fatigue can and should be managed within tactical strength and conditioning programs.
    Biomechanics of the Snatch: Toward a Higher Training Efficiency
    Coaches know that better technique increase performance and decreases the risk of injury. This article examines snatch technique and what increasing movement efficiency does to the energy requirements.
    Extreme Exercise for Mental Toughness and Selection: Effective Training or Errant Bullying? (Part II)
    Mental toughness involves training five skills that can be periodized within a strength and conditioning program to assist the tactical athlete with difficult times in a preemptive manner.
    Is Strength and Conditioning Necessary for the Youth Football Athlete?
    Youth weight training is often misunderstood. However, as more injuries occur in youth football, we have to ask if strength and conditioning could help prevent both the severity and frequency of injuries.
    The Serape Effect: A Kinesiological Model for Core Training
    Understanding the functional anatomy of the core, in particular the serape effect, is essential for any strength and conditioning program design.
    Injury Prevention in EMS
    Strengthening fundamental movement patterns and decreasing restrictions in the calves/ankles, hip flexor group, hip extensors, and thoracic region may reduce injuries during patient transfers and spine board lifts for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel.
    More Weight on the Bar: Being a Strength and Conditioning Coach Today
    It is important to understand what knowledge, skills, and abilities are required to become a successful strength coach. This article turns back time to compare what has stayed the same and what has changed.
    Not All Calories Are Created Equal
    The type of calorie you consume (i.e., carbohydrate, protein, fat, etc.) may have a significant effect on the amount and nature of body weight alterations.
    The Importance of Grip Strength for Firefighters
    Grip strength is important for firefighters. Grip strength may also be used to tell more about the tactical athlete’s readiness to train, hormone levels, nutritional status, and central nervous system (CNS) fatigue.