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Client Assessments—Breathing

January 8, 2019

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Assessing clients is a vital component of the personal training experience. This article gives an overview of breathing mechanics and how to apply proper breathing exercises into a client’s assessment and program.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Client Consultation|Assessment Client Assessments Breathing Mechanics Box Breathing

Trainer Tips: Is Spot Reduction a Thing?

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Coaches Exercise Science trainer tips spot reduction infographics

Effects and Implementation of Exercise during Pregnancy

April 16, 2021

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This article will briefly discuss physiological and psychological adaptations, as well as review general guidelines for beginning aerobic and resistance training exercise during pregnancy.

Personal trainers Program design Pregnancy Posture Pelvic Floor Musculature Abdominal Pressure

Anatomical Core – Neural Integration

June 1, 2017

Article

Isolated muscle training methods do not necessarily transfer to better sports performance, because technique as well as strength contributes to successful performance. Resistance training for dynamic sports must involve ground-based movements that incorporate the coordinated stabilizing and dynamic functions of multiple muscles.

Coaches Exercise Science core training kinetic select nervous system strength and conditioning

Post-Injury Training to Essential Job Demands for Firefighters

April 15, 2022

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This article explores a return to duty program for the tactical facilitator to implement with injured firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Firefighter Occupational Performance Job Tasks Return to Duty

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

Body Composition in Football Players

March 25, 2019

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Body composition is an important physical characteristic to consider for football players and their performance. Tyler Bosch goes over the various methods of measuring body composition, what the numbers really mean, and how they can be used to develop a player's training.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Body Composition BMI Body Fat Football

Physical Fitness Initiatives in the Fire Service – Barriers and Benefits

January 3, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss some barriers and benefits of training initiatives among professional firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration Firefighters Barriers TSAC-F Physical Health Economic Impact Job Performance

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

Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 1: Fueling Exercise

April 29, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to give an overview and theoretical framework on the concept of periodized nutrition—with an emphasis on adequate carbohydrate intake to enhance performance.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Program design Nutrition Periodization Carbohydrate Loading
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