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Six Essentials to Safe Participation

May 1, 2017

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Hydration, footwear, and exercise frequency are only a few of the essentials to safe participation in cardiovascular activity. Make sure to include all six essentials in your program to ensure safe participation.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Safety Hydration Warm-Up Cool-Down Breathing Exercise Frequency Clothing Footwear

Reframing Inflammation in the Tendon Repair Process

November 1, 2015

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Contrary to popular belief, inflammation is the first stage in tissue repair, and it should be viewed and treated as such. This article will explain the physiological process of tendon tissue repair and compare the effects of various responses to tendonitis.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Safety tendons and muscles sports injuries tendon repair inflammation tendon injuries

Integrating Safer Tackling Cues in the Weight Room

April 1, 2014

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Integrating weight room cues that are more consistent with those used to reinforce safer tackling techniques on the field may help with athlete retention and buy-in, and prevent potential confusion.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety coaching cues safe tackling football strength and conditioning weight training

The Role of Cervical Musculature and Upper Trapezius Isometric Contractions in the Reduction of Concussions

January 1, 2016

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The evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions are an ongoing evolution in sports injury management and medicine. Strengthening the neck and shoulder region has been one way of trying to reduce head and neck injuries.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease strength and conditioning neck strengthening injury reduction concussion

The Strength and Conditioning Professional’s Role in Preventing Falls of Older Adults

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews common risk factors for falls, discusses practical means to assess risks, and proposes training strategies and other avenues aimed at reducing the risk of falling in older adults.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Personal trainer fall prevention personal training for the elderly

Return to Play—Transitioning from Rehabilitation to Strength and Conditioning with the Football Athlete

February 25, 2019

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Due to the high contact and intensity of football, injuries to the players are inevitable. Strength and conditioning coaches play a vital role in the athlete’s process of return to sport. This article is a detailed outline of the solutions that are involved with transitioning a football player from rehabilitation to strength and conditioning back to the field.

Coaches Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Football Return to Sport Injury Rehabilitation Injury in Sport

Training Clients during Pregnancy—Modifications and Considerations

May 13, 2019

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Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Pregnancy Training Pregnant Client Physiological Changes

Tendinopathy and a Preventative Management Strategy for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

April 2, 2014

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Tendinopathy is a pathological condition that occurs when a tendon is repeatedly injured and degenerately breaks down. Specific exercise programming may help prevent tendinitis from occurring.

Personal trainers Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease tendinopathy preventing overuse injuries tendon injury Tendinitis

Traditional Versus Minimalist Footwear—Injury Concerns

April 2, 2015

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When it comes to traditional versus minimalist footwear, there are many considerations for injury risk. This article weighs the risks and benefits of both types of footwear from focusing on current literature on the subject.

Personal trainers Safety minimalist running shoes running injuries Minimalist footwear

Are the Seated Leg Extension, Leg Curl, and Adduction Machine Exercises Non-Functional or Risky?

June 1, 2017

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This article highlights the scientific evidence on exercises like the seated leg extension, leg curl, and adduction machines to highlight their potential benefits on enhanced performance and potentially reducing injury risk.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Safety PTQ injury risk seated leg extension seated leg curl adduction machine personal training

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