Justin Roethlingshoefer, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Miami University, talks about ways to utilize global positioning systems (GPS) and heart rate technology to identify and adjust loads for in-season time periods—and keep players fit and healthy—without creating fatigue. This is a recording of a session from the NSCA’s 2016 Hockey Clinic.
CoachesExercise ScienceProgram designTesting and EvaluationTechnology in Strength and ConditioningIce HockeyGPS monitoringHeart Rate MonitoringMetrics for Load Monitoring
Heart rate variability (HRV) testing is at the forefront of a wave of cutting-edge assessment tools that are becoming available to the personal trainer. In this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Carmine Grieco provides an overview of the physiological background and dynamics of HRV, including the most current supportive evidence, with an emphasis on the practical application for personal trainers.
Personal trainersExercise ScienceTesting and EvaluationClient Consultation|AssessmentPersonal TrainingHeart Rate VariabilityHRVAssessment Tools
Traditional movement screens are not always feasible when working with a multitude of athletes with time limitations. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Coaches Conference, Michael Bewley demonstrates how to implement the Dynamic Warm–Up Movement Assessment™, which is a succinct way to pinpoint movement deficiencies and apply correctives for an entire group at once.
CoachesProgram designTesting and EvaluationMovement ScreeningDynamic WarmupAthlete AssessmentDWMA
Learn how the use of force plates can provide daily insights in the training process, and how to adapt these principles for other methods that do not involve force plates. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Cory Kennedy also discusses the prerequisites for developing a coaching “intuition.”
CoachesExercise ScienceTesting and EvaluationForce PlatesAthlete MonitoringTraining LoadTraining Volume
In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Annual Training, Karen Daigle presents the opportunities and challenges associated with various levels of strength and conditioning and medical resources embedded in operational military units.
TSAC FacilitatorsProgram designOrganization and AdministrationTesting and EvaluationTSACTactical AthleteSolider ReadinessTestingPhysical Evaluation
When working with athletes who play team sports, your main goal as a strength and conditioning coach is to ensure that your athletes arrive at a competitive peak in a predictable way, Dave Hamilton says. No matter the athlete's level - college or elite - training loads impact the ability to perform. As coaches, we need to remove the subjectivity and use monitoring tools that are effective.
CoachesExercise ScienceTesting and EvaluationAthlete MonitoringMonitoring StrategiesRecoveryTraining Loads
In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Shawn Arent and David DiFabio summarize the capabilities of various wearable sports performance tracking devices and explain how devices are being used to reduce risk of overtraining, facilitate recovery, and improve performance
Personal trainersCoachesProgram designTesting and EvaluationRecoveryAthlete MonitoringTraining LoadTraining VolumeTracking Technology