Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). See the Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines for more information (below). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

The research abstracts are the largest portion of the scientific programs presented every year at the National Conference. Previously presented abstracts (and electronic posters) are available below through our partner, eventScribe. Using eventScribe, you can "bookmark" your favorite poster, attach notes to a poster, and create a personalized summary of the posters that interest you.

2019 Student Research Award Winners

Name School Title
Chelsie Zajac Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Parameters of the Male Athlete Triad
Emily Tagesen Kent State University Knee Wraps and Immune Cell Mobilization after Resistance Exercise
Katie Hirsch University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bioelectrical Impedance and Air Displacement Plethysmography
Nicole Sauls University of Wyoming Post-ACL Injury Balance and Jump Landing Asymmetries in Collegiate Athletes
Harry Dorrell University of Lincoln - England Comparison of Load-velocity Profiling Methods to Dictate Training Load

Abstracts Supported by NSCA Foundation Grants

Grants from the NSCA Foundation

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2019 Hematological Responses to High-Intensity Interval Training, and Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training 
2018 The Test-Retest Reliability of a Portable Upper-Body Isometric Strength Test in Probation Officers 
2018 The Motor Unit Mean Firing Rate Versus Recruitment Threshold Relationship is Unaffected by Strength and Conditioning Participation in Middle-School Boys 
2018 Nutrient Timing in Resistance-Trained Females and its Effects on Strength, Body Composition, and Acute Metabolic Adaptations 
2017 Effect of Cluster Sets on Movement Mechanics
2017 Influence of Resistance Exercise and Alcohol on Leukocytes in Females
2017 Motor Unit Sizes in Overfat Children
2017 Muscle Quality in Boys
2017 Effect of Heavy Upper Body Resistance Exercise on Circulating Leukocytes
2017 Influence of Probiotics on Body Composition in Shift-Workers
2017 Effects of Hypohydration on Muscular Performance in Females
2016 Effect of Acute Alcohol Ingestion on Resistance Exercise-Induced Motor Signaling in Men 
2016 The Role of Forskolin Supplementation Supplementation on Resting Skeletal Muscle Cyclicamp Concentration in Humans 
2016 Comparison of On-vs.-Off Duty Sleep, Physical Activity, and Heart Rate Variability in Professional Firefighters
2016 Ten Weeks Full Squat Training in Persons with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Preliminary Results 
2016 Glucocorticoid Receptor Content After Heavy Squat Exercise is not Affected By Acute Ethanol Consumption 
2016 General and Sport Specific High-Intensity Interval Training in Youth Taekwondo Athletes 
2014 The Effects of Various Resistance TRaining on Bodyweight, Fat Mass, Body Fat Percentage, and Visceral Adipose Tissue in Physically Active Males 
2014 Effect of Inorganic Nitrite Consumption on Oxygen Consumption During Submaximal Exercise in Trained and Untrained Runners 
2014 Sustainability, Physiological and Perceptual Responses at the Critical Heart Rate During Treadmill Running 
2014 The Acute Effect of Exercise and Nutrition on Energy Expenditure in Women
2014 Leukocyte 1GF-1 Receptor Expression During Muscle Recovery 
2014 Acute Effects of an Arginine-Based Supplement on Metabolic, Ventilatory, and Neuromuscular Fatigue Thresholds
2013 Changes in Medal Gastrocnemius Muscle-Tendon Interaction Following 8 weeks of Resistance Training 
2013 The Effect of Training Status and Fatigure on Muscle Length Change During Jumping 
2013 Changes in Medal Gastrocnemius Muscle-Tendon Interaction with an Increase in Movement Frequency 
2013 Evening Protein Consumption and Exercise: Health and Performance Comes 
2012 Post-Workout Considerations for Recovery from Muscle Damage: Nutrient Timing and Chocolate Milk 
2012 Influence of Fatigue on Impulse During Repetitive Hopping 
2012 Changes in Mechanical Efficiency During Repetitive Hopping in Long Distance Runners
2012 Differential Quadriceps Femoris Muscle-Tendon Unit Anatomical Adaptations in Response to Dquat Versus Jump Squat Training 
2010 Effects of Aging on Intramuscular ATP and Creatine 
2009 The Long-Term Effects Of Resisted Sprint Training Using Weighted Sleds Versus Weighted Vests
2009 Training Experience Alters Myosin Heavy Chain Relationships With Performance
2008 Effect of Loading and Deloading on Power Output During the Jump Squat 
2008 Acute High Load, High Power Resistance Exercise Activities a Stress REsponding Signaling Pathway in Male Weightlifters 
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