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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Triathletes

November 12, 2018

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Triathlons are unique compared to other sports as athletes are required to master three distinct disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. This article lays out a training program that focuses on a balance between strength training and sport training to avoid overtraining and overuse injuries and to maximize performance in a multi-sport athlete.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Triathlete Multi-Sport Athlete Running Cycling Swimming

Is Live High/Train Low the Ultimate Endurance Training Model?

January 1, 2013

Article

Live high/train low: what changes can be expected, what dose is required, and is it preferable to other training models for improving performance in endurance sports such as running, swimming, and cycling?

Coaches Exercise Science Program design hypoxia altitude acclimatization altitude training altitude; endurance training train high live low train low Live high

Interval Workouts

June 11, 2021

Article

This excerpt briefly discusses components of interval workouts, including recommended volume and intensity, to increase overall endurance in athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Intervals Endurance Cycling Running Triathlete

Sample 5K Training Plan for Runners

May 1, 2017

Article

This excerpt from the book Developing Endurance, published by Human Kinetics, presents a sample 5K training plan for runners.

Coaches Program design 5k training plan couch to 5k 5k training program how to run a 5k Suzie Snyder sprint training 5k for beginners

Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training for Athletic, General, and Clinical Populations

August 14, 2020

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The goal of this brief review is to describe what classifies as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and summarize the potential benefits for various populations: athletic, general, and clinical.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design HIIT Maximal Aerobic Capacity Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training Tabata

Strength as a Velocity-Dependent Concept

November 5, 2021

Article

This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science describes strength as a velocity-dependent concept.

Coaches Exercise Science Strength Force-Velocity Sprinting Movement Velocity

A Strength and Conditioning Framework for the Marathon Des Sables (Ultra-Endurance Event)

July 1, 2013

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Ultra-endurance performance is likely determined by quality of physical preparation, effective nutritional management, ability to cope with the environmental stressors, psychological resilience, and recovery capacity.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design long distance running Marathon Des Sables ultra marathon marathon training Ultraendurance training

NSCA's Coaching Podcast, Episode 3: Tim Pelot

Podcast

Matt Shaw, Director of Sports Performance at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield. Topics under discussion include transitioning between jobs, separating yourself as an intern, building strategic relationships, working between departments, and how strength and conditioning coaches should be evaluated

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Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Have Application to Athletic Performance?

April 30, 2021

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This article will review available information about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and practical applications that could be adopted by strength and conditioning coaches.

Coaches Exercise Science Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Recovery Mental Preparation

Abstracts

Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). See the Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines for more information (below). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

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