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Intensity or Resistance
By Strength Training Second Edition | September 17, 2018

The loading intensity a person chooses depends on his or her goals and training status (i.e., whether the person is a trained athlete or a sedentary individual). Ultimately, the number of repetitions you can perform at a given intensity or load determines the effects of training on strength develop.

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Practical Assessments of Power for Law Enforcement Populations
By Robert G. Lockie PhD, Matthew Robert Moreno, Karly Cesario | September 17, 2018

This article consists of five assessments that could be utilized by the tactical facilitator to measure upper- , lower- , and total-body power in law enforcement officers (LEOs). Although the focus of this article is LEOs, the assessments could also be used for other tactical populations.

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Simplicity is Key—Strategies for Improving your Coaching and Communication
By Mr. Daniel Flahie, MSEd, CSCS | September 17, 2018

Establishing a relationship and communicating with your clients in simplified terms that they can understand is a critical aspect of the training process. If you are not taking the time to do this, start now, and it will make the whole experience better for everyone involved.

Raising Awareness about the Positive Influences of Strength and Conditioning Coaches
By Dr. Andrew D. Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D | September 17, 2018

If the strength and conditioning field largely keeps to itself, or the knowledge base is not seen to transcend the training facility, it seems reasonable to think that this will present a problem for strength and conditioning coaches. This article examines some actions strength and conditioning coaches can take to increase the awareness of the good work they do on a daily basis.

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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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Report CEUs

Review, record, and edit your CEU activities and achievements.

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CEU Opportunities

Find live, in-person events an home study learning opportunities tha tqualify for NSCA-approved CEUs. Theses are valid toward recertification for all four NSCA cerificaitons.

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Professional Development

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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."

NSCA Highlights

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Don't Miss the October 1st Education Regicogntion 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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Find Specialty Books and Resources in the NSCA Store.

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

Apply for an Assistantship

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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