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The Role of Exercise in Anxiety and Depression: Background and Practical Considerations

June 1, 2017

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Evidence suggests a positive relationship between physical activity, exercise, and mental health. Exercise as a treatment modality is now being considered alongside psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches, and the role of specifically trained exercise specialists and personal trainers is an important component of the multi-disciplinary team.

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Workload Dependence of Injuries

January 19, 2024

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science briefly explains workload and injury risk factors.

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Components of Group Dynamics within the Strength and Conditioning Context

January 15, 2019

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Coaching staffs need to be mindful of how groups are formed for training, who the leaders are, and what group norms are established across the different combinations of athletes training.

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Philosophy in Strength and Conditioning—Clarifying Coaching and Training Philosophy

May 29, 2017

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Once strength and conditioning coaches have a better understanding of some of the differences between coaching and training philosophy, they can build their coaching philosophy and ensure it is a combination of both the “why” and “how.”

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Why Coaches Need to Know About Wellness

January 11, 2017

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Youth practitioners need to be aware of the competing demands on young athletes’ lives in order to help them effectively balance these demands. Wellness provides a reference point that can be used to better understand the competing demands placed on youngsters by identifying the six dimensions of wellness.

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Sleep Health in High Performance Populations—Considerations to Optimize Athletic Potential

May 6, 2022

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This article aims to provide a good understanding of sleep health and the way it affects high performance populations.

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Why Strength and Conditioning Coaches Should Take Play Seriously

March 13, 2018

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Athletic performance can be enhanced through the use of implementing various unstructured, semi-structured, and structured play from the 12 types of play. These can be performed in the weight room, at a sports practice, or even at home.

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Improving Attribution Patterns for Strength and Conditioning Contexts

April 1, 2015

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One challenge is to critically examine your own successes and failures to find a way to attribute the outcomes to something you can control and can change for the future. This could be as small as how you deal with a single person, or it could be a more in-depth examination of how you provide feedback to athletes and how you work with your own staff.

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Practical Methods for the Strength and Conditioning Coach to Develop Student-Athlete Leadership—Part I

June 1, 2017

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In the intercollegiate athletic setting, the strength and conditioning coach can play a role in the development of student-athlete leadership. For the strength and conditioning coach to be a positive contributor to this effort, he or she must have a clear understanding of their role, the role of the sport coach, and the interaction and relationship between the two.

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Developing an Educational Culture

April 1, 2016

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Personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches around the world are the frontline and display of any fitness facility. Common issues, such as sales techniques and member interaction/experience, can be qualities that are developed over time through employee education.

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