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Trainer Tips: Is Spot Reduction a Thing?

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Coaches Exercise Science trainer tips spot reduction infographics

Defining the Professional Personal Trainer

January 1, 2016

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With the average investment for personal training being $200 per client per month, professional personal trainers have the potential to earn over $100,000 a year if they apply themselves appropriately.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration personal training standards personal trainer income personal training

Building Strength in the Fire Academy—Sample Training Program from Personal Perspective

April 1, 2016

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Through a well-designed resistance training program, firefighter recruits can gain the movement skills, confidence to exercise, and foundational strength/physiological adaptations that they need for a long and healthy career.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Resistance Training TSAC Fire Academy Firefighters

The Recharge Skate – A Tool for Expressing In-Season Repeat Sprint Ability

March 4, 2022

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This article features the recharge skate—an in-season hockey conditioning drill, designed by the authors, to maintain hockey-specific energy system fitness throughout the competitive season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Ice Hockey Repeat Sprint Ability Alactic Energy Systems Development

Quantifying Training and Competition Load

August 6, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science highlights the importance of quantifying training load for both programming and monitoring an athlete’s progression or regression over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Training Load Player Load RPE GPS

Integrating Anaerobic Speed Reserve, Intermittent Fitness Test, and Maximum Aerobic Speed Tests for Comprehensive Fitness Evaluation in Soccer

November 17, 2023

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This article aims to explain why integrating multiple tests such as Anaerobic Speed Reserve (ASR), Intermittent Fitness Test (IFT), and Maximum Aerobic Speed (MAS) can provide a comprehensive evaluation of soccer players’ fitness levels and help to design effective training programs tailored to their individual needs.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Soccer Fitness Intermittent Fitness Test Speed

Training the Arm Swing for High Performance

May 17, 2024

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This article explains the connections between the upper and lower body and their influence on performance and recovery strategies in sprinting.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Arm Swing Myofascial Chains Aerobic Anaerobic

Hormonal Response to Muscle Contraction

September 17, 2021

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This excerpt from Strength Training describes the hormone response to exercise and their functions within the human body.

Coaches Exercise Science Endocrine System Hormones Muscular Force Production Resistance Exercise IGF Testosterone

Bearing the Cold—Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

January 1, 2016

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Knowing the risks of cold weather training is only half the battle. It is important to be familiar with a proper risk management strategy to help guide decision-making that can enhance safety and exercise performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition preventing hypothermia exercise in cold best way to exercise Exercise in cold weather

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