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Considerations for Donating Blood, Platelets, and Plasma

July 1, 2016

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If one is a very active individual or a competitive athlete, what are the positives and negatives of donating blood, platelets, and plasma?

Personal trainers Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease NSCA-CPT Plasma Platelets Donating Blood

Betaine as an Ergogenic Aid

July 1, 2013

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This article addresses emerging research that both supports and refutes betaine’s capacity to promote muscular adaptations.

Coaches Nutrition muscle supplements ergogenic aids Betaine supplementation

Catecholamines

June 1, 2017

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The catecholamines—primarily epinephrine, but also norepinephrine and dopamine—are secreted by the adrenal medulla and are important for the acute expression of strength and power because the hormones act as central motor stimulators and peripheral vascular dilators to enhance enzyme systems and calcium release in muscle.

Coaches Exercise Science catecholamines hormonal adaptations kinetic select

Fish Oil Supplementation and Age-Related Decrements in Muscle Mass and Function

March 1, 2013

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Emerging evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may play a beneficial role in preservation of, and increases in, skeletal muscle mass. This is of particular relevance to the elderly who display age-related declines in muscle mass and function.

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Caffeine – Practical Applications for Coaches

October 1, 2019

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This article discusses the background, statistics, mechanisms, timing, dosing, influences, and practical applications for the use of caffeine as an ergogenic aid.

Coaches Exercise Science Nutrition Caffeine Dietary Supplement Dosing Timing Ergogenic Aid Caffeine Habituation Modes of Delivery

What Types of Protein are Best for Resistance Training Athletes?

March 4, 2019

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Protein is a staple in the diet of resistance training individuals looking to maximize strength and hypertrophy adaptations. This article reviews the quality of plant-based and animal-based proteins, and what proteins are right on an individual basis.

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Exercise Physiology 101 – What Every Personal Trainer Should Know

December 8, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help both personal trainers and clients with seven main concepts within exercise physiology that will improve training effectiveness and assist in explaining the body’s response to exercise.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Exercise Technique Program design Exercise Physiology Stroke Volume Hydration EPOC Resistance Training Bone Density Aerobic Exercise
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