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Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 2: Time Carbohydrate Restriction
By Mike Nelson | August 19, 2019

This is the second part of a two-part series that investigates the effects of dietary carbohydrate availability on exercise performance and how specifically timed restriction of carbohydrates may also paradoxically enhance exercise performance in the medium and long term.


Improving Physical Readiness Testing (PRT) Results for U.S. Navy Sailors
By Manny Romero, CSCS, TSAC-F and Josh Hockett, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D | August 19, 2019

This article focuses on the requirements that must be met for sailors to pass a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), and resources the Command Fitness Leader (CFL) and tactical facilitator have at their disposal to assist sailors. In addition, an example program is provided to help support sailors struggling to meet PFA requirements.


Presence of Spotters Improves Bench Press Performance: A Deception Study
By Adam Virgile, CSCS | August 19, 2019

This infographic outlines a study that investigated the effect of the presence of a spotter on bench press performance.


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Using Suspension-Based Resistance Training as a Method of Shoulder Prehabilitation for Firefighters
By Sarah Mros, CSCS and Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FN | August 12, 2019

This article discusses how suspension-based resistance training may help develop the stability and muscular endurance in the shoulder joint needed to decrease the risk of shoulder injuries as a result of the demands of firefighting.


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