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Utilization of Technology for In-Season On-Ice and Off-Ice Programming

July 1, 2016

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Justin Roethlingshoefer, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Miami University, talks about ways to utilize global positioning systems (GPS) and heart rate technology to identify and adjust loads for in-season time periods—and keep players fit and healthy—without creating fatigue. This is a recording of a session from the NSCA’s 2016 Hockey Clinic.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Technology in Strength and Conditioning Ice Hockey GPS monitoring Heart Rate Monitoring Metrics for Load Monitoring

From the Field – A Closer Look at Squat Variations

September 18, 2020

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This article briefly explains different squat variations, as well as how they differ from a physics and biomechanics standpoint.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Barbell Back Squat Front Squat Knee Stability Posterior Chain

Exploring the Positioning of Sport Science Programs within Intercollegiate Athletics

December 3, 2021

Article

The purpose of this article is to outline the three general formats in which sports science programs are implemented within intercollegiate athletic departments and to provide pros and cons of each situation.

Coaches Professional Development Sport Science Athletic Department Sport Technology Academic Department

Global Positioning System

March 4, 2022

Article

This excerpt from the NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science, discusses some of the benefits and validity of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) data.

Coaches Program design Professional Development GPS Frequency Velocity Acceleration Software Hardware

Thoracic Mobility and Athletic Performance

August 5, 2019

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Gain a thorough understanding of thoracic spine anatomy, the causes and effects of limited thoracic mobility, and the diverse strategies that may enhance thoracic mobility from the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball (MLB) Strength and Conditioning Team.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Trunk Rotation Mobility Thoracic Baseball Exhalation Sagittal Plane Rotation MLB

Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio Monitoring for Athlete Performance

November 1, 2015

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High chronic workloads have been shown to be associated with a reduced risk of non-contact, soft tissue injuries, while large spikes in acute training loads have been associated with an increased risk of these types of injury. Analyzing the acute:chronic workload ratio allows a coach to optimize training for the athlete and to continue in advancing fitness goals without overtraining.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design strength and conditioning exercise program design overtraining workload

Patterns of First Responders

July 1, 2014

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Tactical facilitators need to understand the movement patterns that first responders encounter because they can have a profound effect on underlying biomechanics and may contribute to excessive tissue loads.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Safety injury prevention for EMTs injury prevention for firefighters repetitive motion disorder Overexertion trauma

The Intersection of Therapy and Performance with the Oklahoma City Thunder

January 13, 2020

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From the 2019 NSCA’s Coaches Conference, Andrew Paul, Senior Athletic Performance Coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the National Basketball Association (NBA), discusses the importance of the emerging role of the dual-credentialed physical therapist/strength and conditioning specialist and identifies communication strategies to help facilitate good relationships and player transitions between the medical and performance teams.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development Positioning Patterning Mobilization Reload Reinforce

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

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