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Supplemental Land Training Considerations for the Recreational Surfer
By Eamon Campbell, CSCS | July 22, 2022

This article outlines some programming considerations for the recreational surfer.

Physiological Demands
By NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning | July 22, 2022

This excerpt briefly describes the different energy systems used by structural and wildland firefighters.

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The Confucian Adaptability Model for Interpersonal Skill Development
By Preston Ellington, CSCS | July 08, 2022

This article discusses the idea of Confucian adaptability as a framework for cultivating interpersonal skills for personal trainers.

A Closer Look at the 10 Pillars of LTAD – Part 3: The Participant Pillars of LTAD for Strength and Conditioning Professionals
By Rick Howard, DSc, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA | July 08, 2022

As the final article of the three-part series on long-term athletic development (LTAD), this article will focus on enhancing physical fitness and participation in LTAD programs that promote physical fitness and physiological wellbeing, regardless of age, ability, and aspirations.

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Ready to recertify? The recertification deadline is December 31, 2023. However, if you’ve completed all your CEU requirements, you’re eligible to recertify early—we’ll even waive 100% of your recertification fees. This offer is only valid in 2022, so complete the process before December 31, 2022 to take advantage of this opportunity!
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