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.

April 01, 2023 | Conway, AR | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Sturgis Center
1500 Harkrider St
Conway, AR 72032

Hosted by:
Gina Kraft, PhD, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 1
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome and Announcements
8:30 AM - 9:20 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.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
The Impact of Collagen Peptide Supplementation on Pain, Function, and Markers of Bone and Connective Tissue Turnover
by Shiloah Kviatovsky, PhD, CISSN

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.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
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.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch (on your own)
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Recovery Methods for Endurance Athletes
by Lisa Crider, MS

This presentation discusses how 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.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Warfighter Nutrition: Optimizing Protein Quantity, Quality, and Combat Ration Delivery Systems
by David Church, PhD, CSCS,*D

We embarked on a series of studies designed to develop the next generation of protein-containing combat rations. The overarching goal was to reduce muscle mass and performance loss that occurs in combat military personnel operating in multi-stressor environments.  This session will go over the three studies performed and outcomes as well as the trial that was run alongside.

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
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 prescriptions based on these changes

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Using VBT to Regulate In-Season Fatigue
by Elias Roelfsema, MS, CSCS

Having a great offseason and preseason is essential for a successful season; however, maintenance is probably more important than offseason or preseason training with the length of competition seasons and the number of athletes who play multiple sports. We will be discussing ways in which we can balance fatigue and progression, volume, injuries/rehab, and travel while still keeping up high levels of strength and power in my athletes. Primarily we will discuss this in regard to using velocity-based training.

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Wrap-up and Door Prizes


Thru March 21 After March 21*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130

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

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event?
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register.

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