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Small Details for Big Gains: How to Conduct Sessions to Get the Most Out of Your Athletes

December 1, 2016

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2016 Coaches Conference, Caitlin Quinn discusses how to implement simple techniques for creating a disciplined (yet enjoyable) team lifting environment. Quinn talks about how to hold athletes to a high standard of knowledge and movement accountability, how to teach simple physiology to achieve desirable technique, how to instill a level of ownership within each athlete, and how to place a large emphasis on an athlete's mental engagement throughout a lifting session.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Organization and Administration Team Environment Strength and Conditioning Movement Accountability Mental Engagement

Retain Your Clients by Providing a Great Experience

November 11, 2022

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This article explains different ways personal trainers can successfully retain their clients through coaching, accountability, attentiveness, knowledge, and service.

Personal trainers Professional Development Personal Training Clients Service Experience Professional Connections

The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 2: The Solution

March 1, 2015

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This article provides a proposed holistic solution to increase functional, quality movement among Marines, thereby increasing physical performance, reducing injuries, and developing more effective warfighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design USMC injury prevention performance testing

The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines - Part 3: Evidence-Based Movement Assessment

June 1, 2016

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An evidence-based movement assessment could hold Marines accountable for mobility and stability by systematically assessing movement patterns. This article (part three of a four-part series) explains one way that this could be accomplished.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design fitness for Marines movement assessment FMS

Meeting Your Clients Where They Are – How to Nest Your Goals with Theirs

This article will provide some conditions and standards with specific tools personal trainers may consider using in their initial interview with potential clients.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment Professional Development Clients Accountability Goals Personal Trainers Progress

Physical Fitness Initiatives in the Fire Service – Barriers and Benefits

January 3, 2020

Article

The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss some barriers and benefits of training initiatives among professional firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration Firefighters Barriers TSAC-F Physical Health Economic Impact Job Performance

Assessment Batteries—Practical Decision Making for Firefighter Fitness Batteries

April 1, 2016

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In addition to standard health, fitness, or sport assessment guidelines, several guidelines exist for the fire service. Since each agency is different in its preferences, capabilities, and philosophies, applying a standard recommendation may not be possible. This article introduces basic decision-making considerations for fire service assessment batteries.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety fitness tests tactical strength and conditioning fitness assessment firefighter

Boots on the Ground: Strength and Conditioning in the United States Army – Lessons Learned from a Year Coaching Infantrymen

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John Mata writes about his experience as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) and his opportunity to be part of a pilot program directed by United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration TSAC Facilitator Army Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Client-Centered Training—the Key to Delivering More Value and Better Results

January 1, 2016

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Framing of the personal trainer-client relationship sets the stage for future success, and it all starts with the personal trainer’s approach. Learn how to give clients the right information at the right time, and in a way that will resonate with them.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment client-centered training how to be a personal trainer personal training

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Performance Motivation: Turning Athletes’ Attitudes from “Have to” into “Want to”

August 5, 2022

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This article aims to share practical application strategies that strength and conditioning coaches can use in fostering a positive change in their athlete’s performance by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic performance motivation and how to adopt an autonomy-supportive coaching style.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Motivation Intrinsic Extrinsic Attitude Leadership

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