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Extreme Conditioning Programs: Evaluating and Managing the Risk

April 29, 2013

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During the NSCA's 2012 TSAC Conference, Danny McMillian, CSCS, took the stage to speak about extreme conditioning programs and how to evaluate and manage their inherent risk.

TSAC Facilitators Program design TSAC Tactical Athlete Extreme Conditioning Conditioning Programming

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

Safe Progression for Balance Exercises

May 1, 2017

Article

A major concern with balance and joint-stabilization exercises is to avoid potentially dangerous movements that depend on the preparedness of the athlete or patient and on the state of the healing tissue. Learn about progressions that minimize risk to the athlete or patient.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design balance exercises joint-stabilization exercises strength and conditioning injury avoidance prehabilitation

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

The Technology Piece – Industry, Academia, and Subject Matter Experts All Working Together for the Best Outcome for the End User

September 24, 2018

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There is growing momentum in the modernization of law enforcement (and other tactical populations) to integrate industry and academic institutions into modernization plans. Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can contribute to this collaboration.

TSAC Facilitators Professional Development TSAC TSAC-F Law Enforcement Agency

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 12: Katie Fowler

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Katie Fowler, from the University of South Carolina, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about being part of a National Championship team/culture, successful intern qualities, being a female strength and conditioning coach in a male dominated profession, and the influence of data in strength and conditioning.

Coaches Professional Development

Nutrition for Competition Cycle

August 12, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Endurance goes over nutritional strategies for pre-competition and during competition phases to maximize performance.

Coaches Nutrition Nutrition Cycle Nutrition Competition Pre-Competition Endurance

Dietary Fat and Performance

May 1, 2017

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Dietary fat has both long-term and short-term effects on an athlete and athletic performance. “Fat loading” as a strategy to improve athletic performance remains unproven.

Coaches Nutrition dietary fat fat loading exercise nutrition

The Prevalence of Muscle Dysmorphia in Adolescents and What to Look For

March 1, 2015

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This article discusses what muscle dysmorphia is, the ways in which adolescents can fall victim to it, and how to intervene when body image becomes distorted.

Personal trainers Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease strength and conditioning resistance training youth training guidelines hypertrophy muscle dysmorphia

Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

Coaches Nutrition diet fad diet paleo diet gluten free diet intermittent fasting sport nutrition NSCA Coach

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