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From College to Command—Human Performance Optimization and the Army ROTC Cadet
By Jared Hornsby, PhD, CSCS, Nicholas D. Barringer, PhD, RD, CSCS,*D, Donald Patrick Meckley, and Bret D. Hamilton, CSCS | November 19, 2018

Soldiers in today’s Army should be exposed to realistic and stressful training scenarios. Additionally, they should be educated on the physical, psychological, and cognitive effects of combat and fatigue. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) cadets are an ideal training audience since they are already immersed in an academic environment.

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Eccentric and Balance Training to Enhance Pistol Shooting Performance in the Young Athlete
By Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS, Carmen Salinas, Samantha Gomez, Jenny Zamora, Alexis Flores, and Amanda Hankins, | November 19, 2018

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is a speed shooting competition designed for school-aged youth. The key to training a successful SASP competitor is to not overlook the often forgotten balance and eccentric training exercises that target key muscle groups involved in the competition. An implementation of balance and eccentric training is suggested to aid the performance of young shooters in competition.

Coping Strategies for Westward Travelers
By Dr. Yann Le Meur | November 19, 2018

Traveling can take a lot out of a person. Making a plan to prepare for pre travel, during travel, and time zone changes can help an individual manage the stress of traveling effectively. This infographic gives key information to help an individual prepare for westward travel.

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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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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