The Importance of Protein for Athletes
    The goal of this article is to help strength and conditioning professionals properly educate clients on how protein can go a long way in assisting them in achieving their health and fitness goals.
    Beetroot Juice Supplementation and Exercise
    This article addresses possible benefits, proposed mechanisms, dosage, and frequency of beetroot juice as an ergogenic aid.
    Does Cardio After an Overnight Fast Maximize Fat Loss?
    This article looks at the common strategy of exercising on an empty stomach to increase fat loss and reviews current research regarding the effectiveness of this popular trend.
    Maintain Training While Traveling with Dumbbells: Personal Insight
    Continuing training while on the road can be difficult. Dumbbells provide a beneficial alternative during travel when barbells, bumpers, racks, and platforms are scarce.
    Optimizing Athletic Performance—Are Carbohydrates Necessary?
    Before sports nutritionists and coaches begin prescribing unconventional eating recommendations to athletes, it is important to consider the scientific evidence supporting a low-carbohydrate diet for boosting athletic performance.
    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.