Dietary Fat and Performance
    Dietary fat has both long-term and short-term effects on an athlete and athletic performance. “Fat loading” as a strategy to improve athletic performance remains unproven.
    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.
    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.
    NCAA Acknowledges NSCA’s Effort for Raised Certification Standards
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Acknowledges the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Effort to Raise the Certification Standards
    NSCA Advocates to Raise Certification Standards
    The NSCA is developing awareness efforts on the importance of certification standards for strength and conditioning coaches in the NCAA to ultimately contribute to a safer training environment for students athletes.
    Structuring a Resistance Training Program to Combat Childhood Obesity
    Childhood obesity is a growing concern in the United States. We need to get our kids eating better and exercising more. Here are some tips to make resistance training more fun and effective for today's youth.
    Three Tips for Earning the Trust of the Weight-Loss Client
    Losing weight requires having a support system of fitness professionals, dietitians, and other clinicians that are dedicated to improve the well-being of their client. Learn first-hand from a weight management specialist about the skills needed to encourage weight-loss clients and build their confidence.
    Hot Topic: The Role of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) in Weight Loss Programs
    Metabolic rate is not static; it varies throughout the day based on food intake, time of day, and physical activity. Changes in metabolic rate during the post-exercise recovery period following an exercise session have received much attention in both popular and scientific literature. This article provides conclusions about excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC).
    What is a Special Population?
    Introducing the National Strength and Conditioning Association's new Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS) credential, established in 2012 to address the fitness needs of individuals afflicted by chronic or temporary health conditions.
    Do Weight Loss Supplements Have an Effect on Body Composition with a Regular Exercise Program?
    The overwhelming number of weight management strategies makes it difficult to understand what really works. Learn more from the NSCA's Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.