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Purposes of Assessment

May 1, 2017

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The purposes of assessment are to gather baseline data and to provide a basis for developing goals and effective exercise programs. Gathering and evaluating the various pieces of information give the personal trainer a broader perspective of the client. The process and the data collected assist the trainer in identifying potential areas of injury and reasonable starting points for recommended intensities and volumes of exercise based on the goals and fitness outcomes.

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Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

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Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

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Determinants of Running Speed

May 1, 2017

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Two factors that determine running speed are stride cadence and stride length. Because athletes propel themselves forward only when their foot is in contact with the ground, the stance phase of the running stride should be the focus of speed enhancement programs.

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Windows of Optimal Trainability

April 1, 2016

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The “five Ss” of trainability and performance are critical periods of development that all youth strength and conditioning coaches should consider when creating a training program. Coaches should take advantage of each window to maximize a youth athlete’s potential and help ensure a long athletic career.

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Betaine as an Ergogenic Aid

July 1, 2013

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This article addresses emerging research that both supports and refutes betaine’s capacity to promote muscular adaptations.

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Six Essentials to Safe Participation

May 1, 2017

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Hydration, footwear, and exercise frequency are only a few of the essentials to safe participation in cardiovascular activity. Make sure to include all six essentials in your program to ensure safe participation.

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Branched-Chain Amino Acids

December 17, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition explains branched-chain amino acids

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Tactical Fitness Research 2018

May 13, 2019

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Guy Leahy writes a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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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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Physical Training Considerations for Ice Hockey

July 1, 2013

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In order to effectively prepare an ice hockey player for the season, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the specific demands of the sport.

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