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Resistance Training for Sprinting
By Yann Le Meur | September 24, 2018

The importance of sprinting in many sports has resulted in the search for the most appropriate training methods to improve sprint performance. Authors of recent reviews conclude that resistance training is an effective means to improve sprint performance. Others, however, have reported that resistance training is not as effective as simply engaging in sprint training.

Static Stretching and Performance
By NSCA's Guide to Program Design | September 24, 2018

Some research has found that static stretching can have detrimental effects on subsequent performance. This is not to say that static stretching should be eliminated from an athlete’s program, but it should be sensibly incorporated into the daily training regimen since chronic stretching can enhance the range of motion around a joint and potentially improve strength and power performance.

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The Technology Piece – Industry, Academia, and Subject Matter Experts All Working Together for the Best Outcome for the End User
By Shane David Irving, CSCS | September 24, 2018

There is growing momentum in the modernization of law enforcement (and other tactical populations) to integrate industry and academic institutions into modernization plans. Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can contribute to this collaboration.

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Does Cryotherapy Work? A Look at the Evidence
By Anthony Mortara, EdD, CSCS, Mike T. Lane, PhD, CSCS,*D, and Amanda Peach MS | September 24, 2018

Whole body cryotherapy through cold air exposure has been used to accelerate recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. Questions remain, such as: does cryotherapy work, is there a minimum effective dose, and if so, what is it?

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Advance Your Career With an NSCA Certifications

NSCA certifications are for dedicated, knowledge-hungry, hardworking strength and conditioning professionals. When you have an NSCA credential on your resume you elevate yourself. You become the standard that employers seek when hiring strength and conditioning positions. NSCA certifications can help differentiate you from the competition while joining the ranks of some of the top experts in the industry. If you’re ready, rise to the occasion. Equip yourself with the tools needed to apply evidence-based research to positively impact the health, lives, and athletic performance of others.

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CEU Opportunities

Find live, in-person events and home study learning opportunities that qualify for NSCA-approved CEUs. These are valid toward recertification for all four NSCA certifications.

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One of the greatest benefits of joining NSCA’s community of strength and conditioning professionals is access to a growing network of top strength coaches, personal trainers and others who share your passion for evidence-based best practices.

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Special Interest Groups

Make the most of your NSCA membership by engaging with others who share your interests through one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Scott Charland, MA, CSCS

Why be an NSCA Member?

"I stay an NSCA member for the relationships I have made and for opportunities to mentor young coaches."

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Don't Miss the October 1st Education Recognition Program Deadline.

The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes schools and programs for their qualifying educational programs in strength and conditioning and personal training that lay a foundation of excellence for students in the classroom.

Connect With Others Who Have The Same Interests

Join a Special Interest Group

Make the most of an NSCA membership and engage in an NSCA Special Interest Group (SIG). From sports-specific interests to broader topics like sports psychology and nutrition, SIGs provide a way to connect, converse and contribute to the growth of the strength and conditioning profession.

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The NSCA Store is stocked with fundamental books, guides, and educational reading materials to keep strength and conditioning professionals on the cutting-edge of their career.

Broaden Your Career Experience

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Practical experience is priceless. For this reason, the NSCA Foundation offers multiple assistantships each year for young professionals interested in expanding their experience and career opportunities by working closely with experienced RSCC  strength and conditioning professionals.

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