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Implications of Psychological Trauma for Tactical Athletes and Human Performance Professionals

March 11, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to explore trauma-related mental health issues and help human performance professionals more effectively train tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Mental Health Trauma Readiness Survey Tactical Athletes Oculocardiac Reflex Activation

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 90: Sam Melendrez

Podcast

Sam Melendrez, full-time strength and conditioning coach for Discovery Canyon Campus High School, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about the value of strength and conditioning coaches at the high school level. Topics include advice for those who are interested in strength training youth and high school athletes, programming fundamentals, and the value of applying classroom management skills in the weight room. Find Sam on Twitter: @sammelendrez2 | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Training Clients with Shoulder Injury – Modifications and Considerations

October 13, 2020

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This article sheds some knowledge on shoulder exercise modifications and progressions that can help reduce the risk of re-injury and maximize performance for clients.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Exercise Technique Program design Shoulder Scapula Shoulder Anatomy Range of Motion

Building Strength in the Fire Academy—Sample Training Program from Personal Perspective

April 1, 2016

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Through a well-designed resistance training program, firefighter recruits can gain the movement skills, confidence to exercise, and foundational strength/physiological adaptations that they need for a long and healthy career.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Resistance Training TSAC Fire Academy Firefighters

Resistance Training—General vs Specific Exercises

April 1, 2014

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This article proposes that all resistance training exercises can be classified as either “specific” or “general.” How to classify each exercise type and the unique benefits they offer is explained.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Resistance training strength training

Clinical Application of Eccentric Training

March 1, 2015

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This article addresses the implications and clinical applications of eccentric training. It also provides general exercise guidelines and future directions of eccentric training.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Eccentric training

Quantifying Training and Competition Load

August 6, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science highlights the importance of quantifying training load for both programming and monitoring an athlete’s progression or regression over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Training Load Player Load RPE GPS

Utilizing the Priority Training System for First Responders

March 1, 2014

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The “priority training system” is one method first responders can use to ensure adequate exercise while not overexerting to the point that they are too fatigued to perform their jobs.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety over training fatigue recovery first responders priority training system

High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

May 6, 2019

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High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

Coaches Program design Resistance Training High Intensity Training HIIT High Impact Training

CSCS Study Materials

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The CSCS examination reflects the most current and accepted KSA standards within the health and fitness industries. Further, the examinations may be developed from references that may be in addition to resources listed below. NSCA materials survey important content area, but are not a comprehensive study of the Exercise Science.

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