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From College to Command—Human Performance Optimization and the Army ROTC Cadet

November 19, 2018

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Soldiers in today’s Army should be exposed to realistic and stressful training scenarios. Additionally, they should be educated on the physical, psychological, and cognitive effects of combat and fatigue. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) cadets are an ideal training audience since they are already immersed in an academic environment.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Professional Development ROTC Tactical Athlete Military Training Cadet Training

The Sales Presentation—An In-Depth Look and Building a Customized System for Success

December 31, 2018

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Beyond the programming, exercise technique, and human physiology, it is also important to create a customized system for sales success. Re-framing the purpose of the sales presentation in the proper light and creating a customized system that will allow a fitness professional to sell their services with integrity can allow them to help more clients.

Personal trainers Professional Development Fitness Industry Personal Training Business Sales Sales Presentation

Improving Physical Readiness Testing (PRT) Results for U.S. Navy Sailors

August 19, 2019

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This article focuses on the requirements that must be met for sailors to pass a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), and resources the Command Fitness Leader (CFL) and tactical facilitator have at their disposal to assist sailors. In addition, an example program is provided to help support sailors struggling to meet PFA requirements.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Physical Readiness Testing PRT Sailors TSAC-F

National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) Performance Summit 2019 – Chicago in Review

March 21, 2020

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This article provides a review of sessions presented at the 2019 National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) Performance Summit including strength and conditioning methods and coaching strategies, in-season strength programming, force plate assessment, injury prevention, and player monitoring.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development Basketball Conditioning Targeted Adaptations Pre-Season Testing Building Relationships

From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1

June 1, 2017

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Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.

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A Process Evaluation of a Six-Week Fitness Program on Firefighter Recruits

June 26, 2020

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The purpose of this article was to conduct a process evaluation of a six-week recruit strength and conditioning programming for rural structural firefighter recruits.

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Use of the FMS Screening Tool and Exercise Templates to Help Reduce Injuries and Improve Performance for Large Groups and Individual Military Members – A Personal Perspective

January 15, 2021

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This article is a personal perspective on utilizing the Functional Movement System (FMS) as a tool to identify potential problems and function efficiently on a large group scale to reduce the risk of injuries.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation FMS Injury Reduction Movement Patterns Military TSAC-F

Developing an Educational Culture

April 1, 2016

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Personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches around the world are the frontline and display of any fitness facility. Common issues, such as sales techniques and member interaction/experience, can be qualities that are developed over time through employee education.

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Client Assessments—Posture Assessment

June 24, 2019

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Correct spinal alignment is key to many lifts and can help prevent back pain form everyday activities. This is an overview of the anatomy and methods to help identify and correct common postural imbalances.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Corrective Exercise Back Pain Spinal Alignment Correct Posture

The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 4: Movement Education

October 1, 2014

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In the final part of this four-part series on proper movement, the author recommends that the US Marine Corps screen the movement quality of each Marine and educate them on how to move correctly in order to reduce the risk of injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design HIIT movement assessment fitness for Marines injury prevention

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