• NSCA Webinars
    Overtraining: Truth, Lies, and Consequences
    Overtraining remains one the most controversial topics within athletic competition and highly trained athletes, as it can lead to increased fatigue and can create performance impairments. The onset of overtraining develops due to a sequence of training bouts that is abruptly increased, last for an extended period of time, and/or exhibit a high-volume or high-intensity exercise with inadequate recovery and regeneration. Considering that overtraining is always a big topic among coaches, trainees, and the scientific community, this session will discuss the truth, lies, and consequences surrounding overtraining.
    Program Design and Movement Based Progressions
    This webinar will outline the system utilized at Colorado College as it pertains to program design and athletic development. The focus will be on templates and motor ability objectives throughout the course of the training calendar. This webinar will also outline the progressions that each new student-athlete goes through prior to being fully incorporated into the Colorado College training program for their respective sport.
    Hacking Health Supplements for Muscle Growth, Fat Loss, and Athletic Performance
    For both muscle gain and fat loss, much attention has been paid to things like protein shakes and fat burners. However, a variety of other things involved in general health can have drastic affects. Some of these things include ratios of certain vitamins and minerals, how and when these nutrients are taken, and a host of other factors rarely brought up for athletics. Since muscle growth requires the hormonal, immune, and nervous systems to function well, general health supplements that support these systems are quite essential to performance in the gym, perhaps even more so than some common athletic supplements.
    Sports Training Evolution - The Exception Proves that the Rule is Wrong
    The evolution of sports preparatory measures must be influenced by the present and past initiatives taken in Western Society to blur the lines of racial segregation. In this way, the current and historical fractured divisions of technical tactical, physical preparatory, and physiotherapeutic loading must also dissolve into a singular holistic element of the training load. This webinar shows that the genus and species of Homo sapiens is the foundation shared between racial divisions just as the physical impacts of loading are the basal constituent of divisive sports preparations.
    Practical Nutrition for the Strength and Conditioning Coach
    One can only train as hard as what their between session recovery allows them; thus, optimizing the recovery is of utmost importance for competitive athletes. In this webinar, Sean Casey discusses the practical approach he uses to help individuals optimize the training experience via nutrition intervention. Topics covered include determining energy needs, fitting the food with the lifestyle, supplementation, and special issues that strength and conditioning coaches need to be aware of while working with athletes.
    Customize Your Training Intensity and Recovery – Applying Heart Rate Variability
    All athletes and trainers are looking for ways to optimize their training and recovery. How do you know when you need to train and push it hard compared to when you need to perform more recovery work? Come learn how one 55-second measurement using heart rate variability (HRV) can do just that. Modern technology now enables you to run it on your smartphone with no need for expensive and bulky equipment. Also learn the proper application, what the number really means, and what to do if the numbers are not what you expect.
    Honor, Courage, and Devotion to Duty: Training Within an Academy
    Physical training is a vital component with a fire academy. It develops recruit performance, reduces injuries while on the drill ground, and sets the tone for the day. However, if not programmed correctly, it can cause numerous amounts of injuries that can cost the department hundreds if not thousands of dollars. This webinar will discuss different strategies to incorporate into any fire academy that will enhance recruit training and to help to continue successfully throughout their career.
    Coaching for Success: What is in Your Toolbox?
    In this webinar, Coach Vern Gambetta will cover an overview of the athletic development process, drawing on 44 years of coaching experiences and highlighting the lessons learned from both success and failure.
    Monitoring the Training Process: Internal and External Training Load
    Erik Korem will discuss internal and external training/players loads, how they differ, and why they should be tracked to ensure they are getting the best of their athletes and team. Korem will highlight that one size does not fit all and how cookie-cutter models for programming are fundamentally flawed and can lead to poor performance.
    Program Design Made Easy
    Creating a strength and conditioning program for hypertrophy, strength, power, and performance is often made out to be extremely technical and confusing. The reality is that while programming is indeed a science, it is far from rocket science. This webinar will cut through all the confusion and walk through a simple “plug-n-play” template system that has been used for over 10 years with thousands of athletes. Not only can it provide great results, but the system is sound, simple, and extremely easy to implement with any population.