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Balancing the Imbalance—the Training of a Paralympic F44 Discus Thrower
By Dr Lawrence Judge, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E, FNSCA, Dr. Don Hoover, PhD, PT, CSCS, and Dr. David M. Bellar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA | December 10, 2018

The rise of adaptive and Paralympic sports provides an opportunity for strength and conditioning professionals to share their expertise with a wider range of athletes. This article summarizes working with a physical therapist to build an annual training program with a focus on periodization for a Paralympic discus thrower.

Sprinting Mechanics and Technique
By NSCA's Guide to Program Design | December 10, 2018

This book excerpt is an overview of the fundamentals to sprinting mechanics and technique. It also covers starting, acceleration, drive phase, recovery phase, and deceleration.

The Application of Post-activation Potentiation Methods to Improve Sprint Speed.
By Dr.Yann Le Meur | December 03, 2018

The use of conditioning activities at maximal and submaximal intensities can increase subsequent sprint speed. This info-graphic describes how individuals’ responses can differ and suggestions to optimize post-activation potentiation methods.

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4 Keys to Delivering an Unforgettable Experience
By Joe Drake, NSCA-CPT,*D | December 03, 2018

Creating life changing experiences takes time and does not often happen overnight. Sometimes it can be one mind-blowing experience but more often than not it is a series of great experiences delivered over a period of time that leads clients to settle on a fitness home and become raving fans.

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Accreditation Board of Directors

Accreditation Board of Directors Applications

Accepted from Nov. 2 - Dec. 18, 2018 By 2030 (target date) processes have been put in place to ensure all future professionals are properly prepared to attain the CSCS® certification. In light of this announcement the NSCA is formally requesting applications/nominations for the inaugural accreditation board.

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Openings are now available for volunteer leadership positions on NSCA’s Board of Directors, Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Shape the future of the NSCA and contribute to the strength and conditioning profession.

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Nominations are open through November 30

Know of an outstanding tactical strength and conditioning professional who deserves recognition for their hard work? Nominations are now open for the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioner of Year awards!

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