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Sleep Improvement Programs for Firefighters – A Critically Appraised Topic
By Charity Lane, MS and Bridget Ann Frugoli Melton, EdD, CSCS, TSAC-F | June 18, 2021

The research reviewed in this article provides a baseline snapshot of clinically-relevant tools to screen, diagnose, and provide treatment that can improve behavior surrounding sleep, as well as quantity and quality of sleep in occupational firefighters.

Effects of Training on Sand or Hard Surfaces on Sprint and Jump Performance of Team-Sport Players: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
By Adam Virgile, CSCS | June 18, 2021

This infographic breaks down training on different surfaces and how they affect performance outcomes.

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Melatonin Supplementation in Adults – Is it Safe and Effective?
By Dr Carmine R. Grieco III, CSCS,*D | June 11, 2021

A client asks you about melatonin, are you prepared to answer? This article explores the efficacy and safety of supplemental melatonin as a sleep aid in adults.

Interval Workouts
By Developing Endurance | June 11, 2021

This excerpt briefly discusses components of interval workouts, including recommended volume and intensity, to increase overall endurance in athletes.

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Every election is determined by the people who show up, and as a member of the NSCA, we look to you to cast your vote on NSCA leadership and bylaw changes. Get to know board candidates through their short introduction videos and let’s work towards the highest voter participation rate yet.

Safe Return to Training after COVD-19

NSCA’s COVID-19 Return to Training Taskforce has created a resources for strength and conditioning professionals who are part of the organizational planning process at their various institutions and places of business.

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Do you know of an outstanding strength and conditioning coach who deserves recognition for their hard work? Nominations are now open for the NSCA Professional, College, and Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year awards!

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