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Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

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Trainer Tips: Resistance Training for Women

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.

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Hydration and Performance

June 3, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition discusses the research surrounding the timing of hydration and its impact on sport performance for those participating in aerobic endurance exercise.

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Integrating Safer Tackling Cues in the Weight Room

April 1, 2014

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Integrating weight room cues that are more consistent with those used to reinforce safer tackling techniques on the field may help with athlete retention and buy-in, and prevent potential confusion.

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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.

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SCJ 43.5 Plyo-Accentuated Eccentric Loading Methods to Enhance Lower Limb Muscle Power

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Accentuated eccentric loading (AEL) can be combined with lower-body power-based movements to acutely enhance them; however, currently, there are limited recommendations for this training method. AEL can enhance force and power metrics during its utilization with lower-body power based exercises. When using AEL, exercises should consist of jump squats and countermovement jumps with loading methods consisting of weight releasors or dumbbell hand release. Elastic bands can be used; however, more research is needed in this area. External loads ranging from 10–30% of body mass can be used. Future research needs to investigate increased eccentric and concentric loads when using AEL with power based movements.

3 Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt describes field methods for assessing body composition that are portable and easy to use for assessment of several people in a short time period.

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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.

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Creatine

September 23, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition briefly analyzes some of the research behind creatine and its application to sport performance.

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Redefining the Strategy for Chronic Low Back Pain

November 8, 2019

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This article explores the possible causes of low back pain, as well as three potential strategies that a personal trainer may use to work with someone dealing with low back pain.

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