New Mexico 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 22, 2023 | Albuquerque, NM | 0.6 CEUs Category A


University of New Mexico
Johnson Center
2401 Redondo South Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Hosted by:
David J Pedersen II, CSCS,*D, RSCC


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 22
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Whole-Istic vs Hole-Istic: Building High-Performance Teams Without a High-Performance Budget
by Nate Palin

It takes a village. Coaches and practitioners in the health and performance space should actively work to fill gaps in their capabilities with a network of reliable professionals. From personal trainers who primarily outsource to Division 1 athletic programs who employ most of their assets under one roof, all health and performance initiatives can maximize potential support for their clients and athletes by learning how to assemble and operate a collective team. This presentation shows you how.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Foundations of Coaching Acceleration and Change of Direction
by Travis Duffle, CSCS

Lecture Objectives:
• Introduction to biomechanics of discussed drills
• Acceleration: 4 P's, introduction to drills, program implementation
• Change of Direction: 4 B's, introduction to drills, program implementation
Practical Objectives:
• Allow coaches to put foundations into practice
• Active participation is greatly encouraged, be prepared to move (i.e. wear proper footwear/clothing)

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Introductory Strength Program Using the Conjugate Method
by Jordan Chavez

This presentation will outline and demonstrate how to create an introductory strength program using the conjugate method. This will include, but not limited to, using accommodating resistance (if/if not available).  We will also use the fundamental components of the conjugate method to create and apply a training program for all athletes (beginner-professional).

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Fueling for Optimal Performance: How Food Can Give You the Advantage
by Stephanie Synhorst, MS, RD, CSSD

This session will include an overview of how macronutrients, micronutrients, and hydration can improve performance and how to eat/hydrate before, during, and after training for optimal performance, while also factoring in sleep, stress, environmental factors, and dietary supplementation.

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Set End Point: To Fail or Not to Fail?
by Zachary Mang, PhD

Lecture Objectives:
• Define 'training to failure' and identify if it is necessary for long-term hypertrophic, strength, and power adaptations
• Explain what can be gleaned from 'velocity loss' studies and compare/contrast velocity loss to the ratings of perceived exertion and repetitions in reserve scales
• Provide several tools for practical application; specifically set reconfiguration strategies to mitigate fatigue while maintaining training volume

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Thru April 11 After April 11*
NSCA Member Rate $55 $80
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $75 $100

*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.

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.


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