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Maintaining Motivation for Collegiate Basketball Players

January 1, 2015

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Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are three keys to promoting a more intrinsically motivated athlete. These components can be combined in nearly limitless ways, which is especially important for the long basketball season.

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Training Considerations for People with Disabilities

July 1, 2014

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Most people suffer from some degree of injury, illness, or disease at some point. As a result, there is a need for strength and conditioning professionals who can develop effective exercise programs for people with disabilities.

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Wellness Coaching – Keeping Military Members Fit to Fight

September 3, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to present evidence for implementing wellness coaching practices for enhanced dissemination of knowledge and improved efficacy of lasting behavior change, positively affecting the service member’s fitness performance levels and decreasing risk of lifestyle disease development.

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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.

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Increasing Performance on Tactical Aerobic Endurance Tasks

August 24, 2018

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When isolating aerobic capacity as a determinant of performance, traditional interventions have focused on increasing an individual’s VO2max. Based on the large acute improvements from a single positive psychology research study, investigations into the application of integrated psychophysiological strategies to optimize performance should be explored.

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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.

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From the Field – What Being a Good Personal Trainer Really Involves

May 7, 2021

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This article gives readers a personal insight into the qualities that a successful and credible personal trainer should have.

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Using Questions to Improve Coach Effectiveness

July 1, 2015

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After going to a conference, networking, and returning to your normal schedule and location with all the new ideas, tips, and tricks, what happens then? The purpose of this article is to show how using questions and reflecting can help turn professional development activities into actionable improvements in your coaching practice.

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Overcoming Challenges Associated with Training Youth Athletes

April 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning professionals must be proactive in fighting the challenges associated with time constraints and overtraining with their youth athletes. By applying the strategies explained in this article, a strength and conditioning professional can help a youth athlete perform at a high level when it matters the most.

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Strength Training Practices for Rowing – Part 3 – Conditioning Training

September 11, 2020

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This is the third and final article of a series on strength training practices for rowing and will focus on the energy systems development of rowing athletes.

Coaches Program design Rowing Energy Systems Development Heart Rate Breathing Strategies

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