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Client Assessments—Breathing

January 8, 2019

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Assessing clients is a vital component of the personal training experience. This article gives an overview of breathing mechanics and how to apply proper breathing exercises into a client’s assessment and program.

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Bridge: Breathing is a Fundamental Mobility Pattern, with Dana Santas

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Dana Santas demonstrates how to improve mobility and performance by reestablishing positive breathing patterns.

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Breathing and Postural Control: The Missing Link in Your Training Program?

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Dr. Arianne Missimer talks about the importance of breath and posture, and their effect on the body's systems. Dr. Missimer discusses a number of factors, including the role of the inner core, postural stability, and functional vs. dysfunctional breathing.

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Positional Influences, Breathing and Performance: The Utilization of Postural Restoration for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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Posture begins with proper rib cage position, which leads to better breathing and ultimately, better athletic performance. Jason Masek discusses the important role that postural restoration plays in strength and conditioning during the 2015 Coaches Conference.

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Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System by Breathing

April 1, 2015

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Decompressing after a workout, practice, or competition is a beneficial habit that can be achieved through breathing. This article provides an overview of the autonomic nervous system and guidelines for how to use breathing to calm, or balance, the brain and body.

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Respiratory Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training

November 12, 2018

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This Kinetic Select from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition gives a brief overview of respiratory adaptations, and how aerobic interventions of duration and intensity can be used for specific adaptations for endurance training.

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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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Anatomical Core – Neural Integration

June 1, 2017

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Isolated muscle training methods do not necessarily transfer to better sports performance, because technique as well as strength contributes to successful performance. Resistance training for dynamic sports must involve ground-based movements that incorporate the coordinated stabilizing and dynamic functions of multiple muscles.

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Varying Tempo for Hypertrophy

June 1, 2017

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Due to the principle of specificity, training should be tailored to the goal of the lifter in terms of the prioritization of strength, hypertrophy, health, and functional outcomes. If the goal is muscular hypertrophy, it may be beneficial to vary the repetition range, and to utilize a variety of loads and loading strategies in the pursuit of maximizing hypertrophy.

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