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Sprinting Mechanics and Technique

December 10, 2018

Article

This book excerpt is an overview of the fundamentals to sprinting mechanics and technique. It also covers starting, acceleration, drive phase, recovery phase, and deceleration.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Sprinting Mechanics Sprinting Performance Acceleration

Case Study: The Significant Change Quietly Taking Place in High School Athletics

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Strength and Conditioning Coaches who are NSCA-Certified are preparing youth for training, using proven strategies that improve their safety and competitiveness.

Progression for First Responders to Help Prevent Lifting Injuries

April 1, 2013

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This article contains a sample progression to use with high call volume fire departments to help maintain mobility while building job-specific strength and avoiding a hyper-fatigued state.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Safety safe lifting lifting injuries fitness for EMT fitness for firefighters TSAC

Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

Coaches Testing and Evaluation performance test agility test speed testing assessment

Becoming A High School Strength and Conditioning Coach

September 1, 2014

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In this career series article, Coach McHenry provides a path for education, certification, knowledge, and networking essential to excelling as a successful high school strength and conditioning coach

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development CSCS Career in Strength and Conditioning Strength and Conditioning Coach High School Athletes Jobs in Strength and Conditioning hs-coaching

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 71: Kayleigh Fournier

Podcast

Kayleigh Fournier, now Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at Dartmouth College, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about her journey from unpaid intern to head strength coach. Topics under discussion include work ethic as a young professional getting into the field, programming for unconventional sports, and diversifying your network of support. Connect with Kayleigh through email: kayleigh.fournier@dartmouth.edu

Coaches Professional Development

Fartlek Training with Personal Training Clients

April 3, 2020

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This article explains Fartlek training as well as how it can be programmed and individualized for different clients.

Personal trainers Program design Fartlek Training Intensity Anaerobic Aerobic Intervals ATP-PC

Increase Hip and Trunk Stability with Loaded Carries for Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Performance

December 11, 2020

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The goal of this article is to understand contralateral and ipsilateral loading, how to set-up loaded carries, electromyography activity during exercises, and how to apply these exercises into the strength training program.

Coaches Program design Loaded Carries Core Strength Posture Contralateral Loading Ipsilateral Loading

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 79: Dr. Paul Comfort

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Paul Comfort, program leader for the Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about his desire to continuously learn through practical application and research in the field. Topics under discussion include creating the post graduate program for the University of Salford, being a founding member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and the complexities of technology in the weight room. Find Paul on Twitter: @PaulComfort1975 or Instagram: @PaulComfort1975 | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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