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Reconditioning from Sedentariness

July 29, 2019

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With the rapid development of technology, the daily demands for physical activity are significantly reduced. This article details four distinct phases for personal trainers to implement when working with clients coming from sedentary lifestyles.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lifestyle Change Sedentary Client Non-Exercise-Based Physical Activity

Gravitational Running and the Tactical Athlete

February 4, 2020

Article

The purpose of this article is to review various gravitational running (GR) techniques from an evidence-based approach, then recommend whether to include GR techniques in the training of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Cardiovascular Fitness Running Efficiency Tactical Athletes

Program Design for Soldiers

March 7, 2018

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Unfortunately for many soldiers, running, pushups, and sit-ups address endurance, but do little to train mobility and strength. To meet the demands of their work and help avoid overuse injuries, a training program for soldiers should include mobility, strength, and endurance components.

TSAC Facilitators Program design soldiers tactical strength and conditioning TSAC

Gluteal Muscle Strength and Activation, and the Relation to Knee Pain

April 1, 2019

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This article focuses on exercises that strengthen the gluteal muscles for abduction to help reduce knee pain in full range of motion and promote proper movement in the primary knee joints.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design TSAC Glute Muscle Knee Pain Proper Movement

Proximal Position Dictates Hip Performance and Health

June 1, 2017

Article

This article provides strength and conditioning coaches with strategies to address hip mobility limitations that may lead to lumbar spine and femoral acetabular issues.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach sports injuries injury prevention hip exercises

Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

Article

Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Movement analysis gait analysis sports performance analysis muscular endurance exercises marathon running

Case Study: Are Outdated Weight Training Techniques Increasing Your Child’s Injury Risks?

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Castle View High School Strength and Conditioning Coach says science is leading to safer training methods being used in high school weight rooms.

Client Assessments – Movement Assessment

December 20, 2019

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This article builds upon two other client assessment tools (breathing and posture, as seen in Personal Training Quarterly Issues 5.3 and 6.1, respectively) and discusses ways to assess client movement.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment FMS Movement Patterns Trunk Stability

Traditional Versus Minimalist Footwear—Injury Concerns

April 2, 2015

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When it comes to traditional versus minimalist footwear, there are many considerations for injury risk. This article weighs the risks and benefits of both types of footwear from focusing on current literature on the subject.

Personal trainers Safety minimalist running shoes running injuries Minimalist footwear

The ACL Epidemic that Never Needed to Happen

January 29, 2018

Video CEU

Understand the cause of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury epidemic and some ways to help prevent it through training and warm-ups. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Bryan Mann, PhD, teaches simple additions or tweaks to your current programs to greatly reduce the ACL tear rate.

Coaches Program design Safety ACL Injury Prevention Knee Injury Program Design

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