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The Movement Perfection Process

July 31, 2014

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According to Shawn Myszka, if we optimize on-field movement efficiency, we can maximize athletic performance. Shawn spoke during the NSCA's 2014 National Conference on the importance of mastering the fundamentals of movement. Don't just work to change strength characteristics, he says - change behavior because behavior becomes patterns.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Athletic performance Fundamental Movements Movement Efficiency Change Behavior Behavior Patterns

Transtheoretical Model—Applications to Personal Training

January 1, 2015

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While there are a variety of behavior change theories and models to choose from when developing a targeted behavioral approach for a client, the transtheoretical model (TTM) provides a relatively simple and easy-to-follow model.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design behavior change TTM transtheoretical model

Health Behavior Change: Theory and Practical Tips for the Personal Trainer

October 31, 2015

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Why are some behaviors so easy to change while others are so excruciatingly difficult? In this session from the 2015 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Annette Lang explains how to identify specific components that have contributed to success—or lack thereof—in changing behaviors and ultimately, habits.

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Character by Design: Research-Based Methods for Behavior Change

January 29, 2018

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Jim Davis, the Director of the Good Athlete Project, identifies usable methods for effective, research-based methods to motivate a unique group of athletes. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Davis explains how to distinguish between effective and ineffective motivational techniques, and how to design individualized strategies to get the most out of your athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Behavior Change Motivation Motivation Technique Motivation for Athletes hs-coaching

Disrupting Unhealthy Habits with Environmental Modifications

April 1, 2015

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Because habits are contextually linked, it is reasonable to suggest that modifying the environment may disrupt the habit process and allow conscious intention to guide behavior. This article focuses on providing practical recommendations to aid individuals with intentions to exercise and eat healthy to reach their goals in the face of undesirable habits.

Personal trainers Nutrition Program design environmental modification personal training behavior modification healthy habits

Sedentariness, Deconditioning, and Practical Considerations for Personal Trainers

January 28, 2019

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This article summarizes current populations and descriptions of sedentariness and deconditioning, and offers practical considerations for personal trainers working with these behaviors.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Deconditioning Sedentary Clients Sedentariness Client Behaviors

Trainer Tips

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Are you looking for research-based infographics you can use to educate your clients and athletes? If you’re an NSCA member you can download these resources below, along with referenced discussion points.

Becoming a Special Populations Personal Trainer

June 1, 2017

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In this career series article, developing personal training skills to train special populations is discussed; it includes starting out as a novice through the expert level.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Professional Development Career Conference Special Populations CSPS Personal Training healthcare

Movement Skill Acquisition for American Football— Using “Repetition without Repetition” to Enhance Movement Skill

March 11, 2019

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Football requires very fast, high-intensity, and high-impact movement patterns with each position requiring various movements and speeds. This article reviews how coaches are currently observing movement, and offers a framework on how to identify and improve movement in each player without over-coaching movement patterns.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Football Movement Movement Patterns Movement Skill Acquisition

NSCA’s Northeast Region

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NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state and provincial level. NSCA’s Northeast Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state and provincial directors. Members in the Northeast Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.

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