Arkansas State Clinic / IN-PERSON

Learn, participate and network with colleagues while earning CEUs. Hosted by the state/provincial directors and regional coordinators, this local event brings cutting-edge research and application to your backyard.

October 22, 2022 | Russellville, AR | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Arkansas Tech University-Hull Building
1306 N El Paso Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801

Hosted by:
Gina Kraft, PhD, CSCS
479-964-0583 x4902


Event Itinerary - Saturday, October 22
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Dietary Nitrates and Resistance Exercise
by Jeremy Townsend, PhD, CSCS,*D

Dietary nitrates have garnered a great deal of attention over the past decade due to their ergogenic effect on aerobic exercise and training. However, a recent body of literature indicates that dietary nitrate supplementation, most commonly in the form of beetroot juice, may benefit strength & power athletes engaged in resistance or anaerobic training. This session will explore the role of nitric oxide in muscle and detail the mechanisms by which dietary nitrates may enhance resistance exercise performance. Additionally, we will review recent studies examining the influence of dietary nitrate supplementation on acute and chronic resistance exercise.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Prenatal Exercise: Let’s Get in Shape, Baby!
by Brittany Allman, PhD, CSCS

Although the myths surrounding prenatal exercise, especially resistance training during pregnancy are pervasive, research is slowly showing that all forms of exercise can be safe for pregnant women. However, it is important for practitioners to understand the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy so that they can be properly informed before developing an exercise prescription. This talk will go over physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, and how to consider adjusting exercise prescription based on these changes.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Recovery Methods for Endurance Athletes
by Lisa Crider, MS

This presentation discusses the various ways in which an endurance athlete may efficiently and effectively recover from intense endurance activity. These methods will include nutrition, supplements, compression garments, cryo-therapy, myofascial release, and more. The purpose of these methods is to ensure adequate recovery for endurance athletes so they are able to perform at their best.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Vertical and Horizontal Alignment for High School and Middle School Athletes: Prioritizing Movement- Based Programming for LTAD
by Dalton Pearson, CSCS

This session will address how we design programming to accommodate multi-sport athletes through their 6-12th grade years through progressive/regressive movement categories.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
An All-Encompassing Look Into Structuring the Longest Training Cycle of the Year
by Gabe Mason, MS, CSCS and Shane Lanteigne, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

This presentation includes programming recommendations for training in the fashion of preparation, gameday training, and post-competition. Additional content covers anecdotal conversation tactics with sport coaches and daily monitoring for autoregulatory changes based on 10+ years of combined experience in collegiate athletes.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Impact of Collagen Peptide Supplementation on Pain, Function, And Markers of Bone and Connective Tissue Turnover
by Shiloah Kviatkovsky, PhD

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and a major component of tendons and ligaments. Greater than 50% of musculoskeletal injuries are to connective tissue (i.e., tendons and ligaments), which most often do not completely heal, leading to chronic pain and physical dysfunction. Collagen peptide supplements are shown to be beneficial for healing and mitigating pain. This session will review the most recent data on collagen supplementation as it pertains to connective tissue health, pain, and recovery from injury, and explore some of the mechanisms associated with these benefits.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Power Development: A Practical & Systematic Approach
by Rumin Aghabozorg, MS, CSCS

This presentation discusses how to develop power. We will cover topics such as volumes/intensities, different methods, exercise selections, research information, as well as some hypothetical information. The presentation will include video demonstrations along with some in-person demonstrations.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The Zercher Squat’s Utility for Athletic Performance
by Cody Duvall, MS

The Zercher squat is an anterior loaded squat variation which is a regression to the front squat that can be used to teach an upright torso and a deep knee bend. Loading a barbell in the crooks of an athlete's arms is not magically going to turn a JV wrestler into Aleksander Karelin but if an athlete cannot get in "good" positions with a front squat or back squat and the Zercher squat mirrors similar movements to their sport then why would we not use a Zercher squat?

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Thru Oct 11 After Oct 11*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
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