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Respiratory Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training
By NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition | November 12, 2018

This book excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition gives a brief overview of respiratory adaptations, and how aerobic interventions of duration and intensity can be used for specific adaptations for endurance training.

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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Triathletes
By Ryan Eckert, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and Ronald L. Snarr, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT | November 12, 2018

Triathlons are unique compared to other sports as athletes are required to master three distinct disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. This article lays out a training program that focuses on a balance between strength training and sport training to avoid overtraining and overuse injuries and to maximize performance in a multi-sport athlete.

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Small Group Training to Maximize Results for Clients and Profitability
By Guillermo Escalante MS, ATC, CSCS and Manuel Escalante ATC, CSCS | November 06, 2018

As a personal trainers business and clients grow a limitation of time and number of clients one can fit into a day is often dealt with by charging more per session or offering more time slots. This article goes over how to implement group training to maximize results for clients and profitability for a personal trainer,

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Developing Fitness-Component Assessments for Military Units
By Gabe Bain, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC | November 06, 2018

A physical assessment continues to be one of the best ways to evaluate and measure physical preparedness and readiness of a military unit for job-related tasks and future missions. Tactical facilitators must consider multiple factors when developing testing protocols and programs, including leadership support, limited resources, and training cycle time constraints.

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Accreditation Board of Directors Applications

Accepted from Nov. 2 - Dec. 4, 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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