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Considering the Mental Health of Athletes

February 19, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to explore some phrases that strength and conditioning coaches may hear or behaviors they may witness, and provide some direction to identify which allied healthcare and performance professionals may need to get involved to best help the strength and conditioning coach and athlete elevate their performance.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Mental Health Pandemic Relationships Psychology

The Use of Artificial Intelligence Applications for Exercise Prescription by Personal Trainers – A Call to Action

December 29, 2023

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This article discusses the limitations and risks involved with artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, as a tool for personal trainers.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Programming Artificial Intelligence Software Ethics

The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics Programs: Best-Practices Recommendations

May 30, 2014

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This consensus statement provides specific conditioning recommendations with the intent of ending conditioning-related morbidity and deaths of secondary school athletes. Most deaths in sports are preventable; our charge is to meet this expectation.

Coaches Safety Emergency Procedures high school athletics sudden death safety concerns exertional heat stroke sudden cardiac arrest exertional sickling hs-coaching

Is a Higher Protein Intake Associated with Health Concerns? Effect on Bone and Kidneys

February 11, 2019

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In this article, Mike Nelson addresses two stubborn myths associated with increased protein intake and negative effects: kidney issues and bone loss.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Nutrition Nutrition Protein Intake Health Concerns

Non-Specific Low-Back Pain and Corrective Exercise Solutions

June 25, 2021

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For those dealing with clients who have back pain, this article focuses on non-specific low-back pain and potential exercise solutions for it.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Back Pain Core Exercises Plank Pelvic Tilt Spine

Personal Training for the Sedentary Office Worker

April 2, 2015

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No training program can completely eliminate the risk of cardiovascular disease or low back pain, but some steps can be taken to decrease the likelihood of being afflicted by either.

Personal trainers Program design preventing back pain personal trainers cardiovascular disease Low back pain

Functional Firefighter High-Intensity Training—A Case for Optimizing Performance and Injury Prevention

October 2, 2020

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This article explains the use of structured functional fitness programs for injury prevention and enhanced job performance in fire service personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Firefighter Sled Pull Aerobic Anaerobic High Intensity

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Low Back Pain—Is Motor Control Exercise Superior to General Exercise? A Review of the Research

July 1, 2016

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This article provides an overview of the scientific evidence comparing specific motor control exercise intervention to using a more general exercise approach, and concludes by discussing the practical implications for strength and conditioning professionals from an exercise programming perspective.

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The Promotion of Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis

October 31, 2019

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With almost one million people in the United States living with multiple sclerosis, this article aims to provide personal trainers with ideas for exercises to meet the needs of these individuals.

Personal trainers Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Multiple Sclerosis Hydrotherapy Exercises Land-Based Exercises

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