A Critical Evaluation of Military-Centric Physical Performance Optimization Programs

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  • A Critical Evaluation of Military-Centric Physical Performance Optimization Programs
    In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Annual Training, Brad Nindl provides an overview the current state-of-the-art physical performance optimization programs, and recommendations for program design based on these programs.
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    About the Author:

    Brad Nindl, PhD, FACSM

    Brad Nindl is the Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center and Professor in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked for over 20 years as a government scientist researching human performance optimization/injury prevention domains with a focus on adaptations of the neuromuscular and endocrine systems to both exercise and military operational stress. Nindl is also a colonel in the United States Army Reserves. He was deployed from 2004 – 2005 in Mosul, Iraq, where he was awarded a Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.

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