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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.

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Developing a Uniform System for Improving Athleticism across Multiple Sports

November 28, 2015

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This session from the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference is designed for the strength and conditioning coach who deals with a wide variety of sports. Scott Charland highlights how the needs of athletes in different sports are similar and shows how it is possible to operate an effective, consistent, and comprehensive strength and conditioning program with minimal staff.

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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines - Part 3: Evidence-Based Movement Assessment

June 1, 2016

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An evidence-based movement assessment could hold Marines accountable for mobility and stability by systematically assessing movement patterns. This article (part three of a four-part series) explains one way that this could be accomplished.

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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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18 Basic Core Training Exercises

May 1, 2017

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Almost all functional movements of the trunk are combinations or variations of four basic movement patterns: trunk flexion, trunk extension, trunk rotation, and trunk lateral flexion. This article lists exercises to address each of these movement patterns.

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Survival Swimming Performance Enhancement Workshop – Mental Skills and Virtual Reality to Manage Acrophobia

January 26, 2020

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This article will highlight an intervention involving mental skills training and virtual reality (VR) to address acrophobia with this population.

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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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Meeting Your Clients Where They Are – How to Nest Your Goals with Theirs

This article will provide some conditions and standards with specific tools personal trainers may consider using in their initial interview with potential clients.

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Using Unloaded Non-Linear Movement to Improve Performance

September 23, 2019

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This article aims to explore why unloaded non-linear training can be an effective modality for personal trainers, strength coaches, and exercise enthusiasts, as well as present the benefits, possible implications, and methods that can be implemented into a current training program.

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