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Catecholamines

June 1, 2017

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The catecholamines—primarily epinephrine, but also norepinephrine and dopamine—are secreted by the adrenal medulla and are important for the acute expression of strength and power because the hormones act as central motor stimulators and peripheral vascular dilators to enhance enzyme systems and calcium release in muscle.

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Kids Must Strength Train – A Call to Action

November 6, 2020

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This article discusses the impact and importance of resistance training with kids on their mental and physiological health and well-being.

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Energy System Training

April 22, 2022

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning aims to educate on some fundamentals of energy systems training in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Intervals Anaerobic Aerobic Energy Systems Tactical Multi-Stage Fitness Test

Overtraining

May 1, 2017

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Understanding how the body adapts to the overload of aerobic exercise is critical to designing effective exercise training programs, monitoring exercise responses and progress, and assessing training outcomes.

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Sliding Toward Sochi—Part II: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

October 1, 2012

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This article provides an overview of how information collected through a performance-monitoring program can be used to assist in the development of a sliding sport talent identification program.

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Recovery Methods for Endurance Athletes

October 23, 2020

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This article will look at the use of supplements, nutrition, compression socks, cryotherapy, and myofascial release as enhanced recovery methods for endurance runners.

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A Strength and Conditioning Framework for the Marathon Des Sables (Ultra-Endurance Event)

July 1, 2013

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Ultra-endurance performance is likely determined by quality of physical preparation, effective nutritional management, ability to cope with the environmental stressors, psychological resilience, and recovery capacity.

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Low-Intensity Steady-State Cardio

October 20, 2023

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This article will explain the interference effect and provide a rationale for why low-intensity steady-state (LISS) cardiovascular training may be a useful tool for those interested in improving their body composition.

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Instability Training—Help or Hype?

January 1, 2014

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This article briefly examines the most popular instability training devices and provides examples of how instability training can be incorporated into traditional resistance training programs.

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Position statements are official statements of the NSCA on topics related to strength and conditioning and exercise science. All NSCA Position Statements are published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research® and free to the public.

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