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An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball
By Dr Michael Waller, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA, and Hannah Macke | October 22, 2018

This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

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Exercise and Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain—A Review and Recommendations for Personal Trainers
By Gary S. Stebbing, CSCS | October 22, 2018

Many personal trainers work with clients who are dealing with musculoskeletal pain that has negative consequences both on the client’s ability to exercise and their activities of daily living. This article discusses the different types of pain, and describes targeted approaches for training clients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.

Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet for Weight Management
By Dr. Andrew D. Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D | October 22, 2018

The ketogenic diet, while controversial and a highly polarizing subject, has demonstrated promise as an alternative dietary strategy for weight management.

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Boots on the Ground: What Have We Learned? A Retrospect on the Past 10 Years Working as a TSAC-F
By John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D | October 15, 2018

The tactical strength and conditioning field is evolving each year. Because of the experience of those in the field, as well as the growing body of research, we are gaining a better understanding of what it actually means to work within the tactical field.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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