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Practical Programming Strategies for Minimizing Training-Related Injury

April 1, 2016

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This article examines ways that personal trainers can take steps in order to effectively reduce the risk of clients suffering a training-related injury.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design personal training injury reduction injury prevention

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

Article

Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

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

Return to Play—Transitioning from Rehabilitation to Strength and Conditioning with the Football Athlete

February 25, 2019

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Due to the high contact and intensity of football, injuries to the players are inevitable. Strength and conditioning coaches play a vital role in the athlete’s process of return to sport. This article is a detailed outline of the solutions that are involved with transitioning a football player from rehabilitation to strength and conditioning back to the field.

Coaches Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Football Return to Sport Injury Rehabilitation Injury in Sport

Common Medications that Lifters Over 40 Take, and How they Affect Exercise and Nutrition

October 30, 2020

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This article aims to offer guidance on the effects of certain medications, as well as help personal trainers and their clients in the consultation process with qualified physicians and pharmacists.

Personal trainers Nutrition Supplements Resistance Training Statins Beta Blockers ACE Inhibitors Blood Sugar Medications NSAIDS Acid Blockers

Sleep Health in High Performance Populations—Considerations to Optimize Athletic Potential

May 6, 2022

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This article aims to provide a good understanding of sleep health and the way it affects high performance populations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Sleep High Performance Sleep Hygiene Sleep Measurement

Monitoring Training Load in American Football

February 4, 2019

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Monitoring training load is essential for determining if athletes are adapting positively or negatively to their training program. This article goes over the various measurement metrics and includes recommendations to monitor training load for football athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Athlete Monitoring Metrics GPS Training Load Football

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 69: Molly Galbraith

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Molly Galbraith, Woman-in-Charge at Girls Gone Strong, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about the history of bringing Girls Gone Strong to fruition and filling the void of fitness information geared towards women. Topics under discussion include getting involved with the fitness industry and the NSCA, how to better coach women in a fitness setting, and creating educational content to support those who want to learn more. Find Molly on Instagram: @themollygalbraith or @thegirlsgonestrong

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Components of Group Dynamics within the Strength and Conditioning Context

January 15, 2019

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Coaching staffs need to be mindful of how groups are formed for training, who the leaders are, and what group norms are established across the different combinations of athletes training.

Coaches Exercise Science Sports Psychology Group Dynamics Team Building Developing Leaders

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