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Exercise Programming in a Police Academy – Sample Program and Logistical Considerations
By David Brelinski III, TSAC-F | September 29, 2023

This article provides an overview of a resistance training program for tactical strength and conditioning facilitators in large law enforcement academy settings.

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The Benefits of Exercise for Adolescents with ADHD and Practical Recommendation for the High School Strength and Conditioning Coach
By Brenden Ostaszewski, PhD, CSCS, RSCC | September 29, 2023

This article highlights the benefits of exercise for adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It also provides practical recommendations for high school strength and conditioning coaches working with ADHD student-athletes.

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The Importance of Creatine Timing for Muscle Size and Strength
By Adam Gonzalez, PHD, CISSN, CSCS,*D and Guillermo Escalante, DSC, MBA, ATC, CSCS,*D, FISSN | September 15, 2023

This article provides a discussion around the evidence on creatine timing and supplementation.

Turkish Get-Up
By Strength Training for Soccer | September 15, 2023

This excerpt walks strength and conditioning coaches through the Turkish get-up exercise.

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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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