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Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio Monitoring for Athlete Performance

November 1, 2015

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High chronic workloads have been shown to be associated with a reduced risk of non-contact, soft tissue injuries, while large spikes in acute training loads have been associated with an increased risk of these types of injury. Analyzing the acute:chronic workload ratio allows a coach to optimize training for the athlete and to continue in advancing fitness goals without overtraining.

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Unbalanced Load Training for Athletic Performance

April 1, 2015

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Integrating unbalanced load training into a strength or hypertrophy phase, or any workout program, can add a tremendous amount of demand on the lateral aspects of the core to help the athlete develop a strong core. Using unbalanced load training may help produce increases in athleticism, balance, and motor coordination without sacrificing strength or explosiveness.

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Biofeedback for Strength and Conditioning Performance

July 1, 2014

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Biofeedback is a tool that not everyone knows about, yet many coaches and athletes could benefit from using it. This article will describe the psychophysiological principle, introduce biofeedback, and provide descriptions of two biofeedback modalities that may be useful for strength and conditioning professionals to improve performance.

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Athlete Profiling: Choosing a Periodization System to Maximize Performance

July 30, 2012

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In this video from the NSCAs National Conference 2012, Nick Winkleman discusses the use of periodization - its definition, considerations, using periodization profiles, and examples.

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Sport Performance and Heart Rate

July 10, 2020

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This article reviews the use of heart rate as a way to program cardiovascular exercise.

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Sunshine and Sushi: Why the Tactical Athlete Should Care about N-3s and Vitamin D

May 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 TSAC Conference, Nick Barringer explores the roles of n-3 fatty acids and vitamin D in the body, and how insufficient levels of either can negatively affect performance.

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Sport Performance and Metabolic Rate

May 1, 2017

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Knowledge of metabolic rate can help athletes as well as health-conscious people improve their exercise performance or obtain the fat-to-lean-mass ratio optimal for their personal situations. Two examples of how this works follow.

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Military Research—Recent Insights and Implications

August 1, 2015

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Recent advances in research and human performance programs (HPP) has made it possible to learn more about the tactical athlete while creating enhanced methodologies and implementation. This review draws on the past three years of research focusing on strength and conditioning within military communities, exploring the current themes of research and the implications of future studies.

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From the Field – Chronicles of a High-Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 17, 2022

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This article provides a personal perspective on the art of coaching that stems from acquired knowledge, education, and real-world application through professional sports experience from working in human performance.

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Functional and Nonfunctional Overreaching and Overtraining

June 1, 2017

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If manipulation of the training variables is not tailored correctly to the desired adaptations and specific training goals, an athlete can experience symptoms of nonfunctional overreach. If this process continues, the athlete can develop overtraining syndrome.

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