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Does Your Athlete Have Muscle Dysmorphia? Considerations and Implications for Recognition, Assessment, Management, and Treatment

October 30, 2017

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Learn how to recognize and treat muscle dysmorphia in your athletes. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Personal Trainers Conference, James Leone covers many facets of athlete muscle dysmorphia, including the clinical features, identifying at-risk populations, using assessment tools, managing athletes suspected of having muscle dysmorphia, and how to treat it using a team-based approach.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Muscle Dysmorphia Athlete Management disorder recognition managing treatment

Essentials of Heart Rate Variability for Personal Trainers

October 31, 2015

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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 trainers Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Personal Training Heart Rate Variability HRV Assessment Tools

A Closer Look at the 10 Pillars of LTAD: The Practitioner’s Pillars of LTAD for Strength and Conditioning Professionals – Part 2

February 11, 2022

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As the second of a three part series, this article will focus on the Practitioner Pillars of LTAD, including relevant monitoring and assessment tools, as well as systematical progressions and individualized training programs for successful long-term physical development.

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Comparing Metabolic Rate Measurement Methods

May 1, 2017

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Although accelerometers, pedometers, heart rate monitors, and questionnaires are not as accurate as direct and indirect calorimetry in determining metabolic rate, these less expensive tools can be used to create exercise plans, particularly those focused on health promotion and fitness.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment metabolism metabolic rate fitness health and wellness

Client Assessments – Movement Assessment

December 20, 2019

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This article builds upon two other client assessment tools (breathing and posture, as seen in Personal Training Quarterly Issues 5.3 and 6.1, respectively) and discusses ways to assess client movement.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment FMS Movement Patterns Trunk Stability

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.

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Incorporating Training Load Monitoring into Fitness Programming: A Review of Practical Tools for Fitness Providers

October 8, 2018

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In recent years, performance and prevention strategies have grown to include monitoring training load (TL) to understand fatigue and the potential effects of fatigue on training adaptation and performance.

Personal trainers Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Training Load Monitoring Heart Rate Monitoring HRV

TSAC-F how to prepare

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One of the most common questions received is, "How do I prepare for the TSAC-F exam"? Since candidates come from wide and varied backgrounds, we recommend a few different approaches to studying for the TSAC-F exam. Learn more about preparing for the TSAC-F exam.

Assessments and Measures—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

April 2, 2015

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While a basic fitness assessment will always be a part of a comprehensive client assessment, there is an array of more sophisticated tests and measures that are available to the personal trainer today.

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