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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 90: Sam Melendrez

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Sam Melendrez, full-time strength and conditioning coach for Discovery Canyon Campus High School, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about the value of strength and conditioning coaches at the high school level. Topics include advice for those who are interested in strength training youth and high school athletes, programming fundamentals, and the value of applying classroom management skills in the weight room. Find Sam on Twitter: @sammelendrez2 | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Youth Training and Long-Term Athletic Development

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In recent years, youth strength training and models of athletic development have become hot topics thanks in part to a shift in youth sports from leisure activities to year-round commitments. In order for strength and conditioning professionals to help the athletes of tomorrow achieve their performance and fitness goals, it’s imperative to develop safe, effective, and balanced programming for the youth of today.

An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball

October 22, 2018

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This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

Coaches Program design Volleyball Off Season Training Female Athletes

Core Programming: Trunk Movement Complexes

June 1, 2017

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The exerciser with 8 to 12 months of training experience can begin to include exercise complexes that combine trunk movement patterns with multijoint movements. Single-plane and multiplane movements can be performed using both open- and closed-chain exercises.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design exercise complexes core training strength and conditioning multijoint movements

An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball

October 29, 2018

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This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

Coaches Program design Female Athletes Volleyball Off Season Training

The Gray Area of Programming Weightlifting Exercises

January 8, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the gray area that should be considered when it comes to implementing weightlifting exercises.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Weightlifting Lift Progressions Triple Extension Load Acceptance

Occupationally Fit for Duty—What are the Physical Tasks of California Patrol Law Enforcement Officers?

September 1, 2016

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A common theme in tactical fitness is to train for the demands of the position. This begs the questions: what are the actual occupational physical fitness requirements of the position of a California patrol law enforcement officer and how might these inform programming for this population?

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation occupational fitness TSAC-F TSAC law enforcement POST

Bridge: Modifying the Sled Push for Tactical Athletes, with Steve Morgan

March 18, 2019

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Steve Morgan, Tactical Strength Coach with the US Army, explains modifications to the sled push for tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Sled Push Tactical TSAC-F Exercise Modification

A Process Evaluation of a Six-Week Fitness Program on Firefighter Recruits

June 26, 2020

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The purpose of this article was to conduct a process evaluation of a six-week recruit strength and conditioning programming for rural structural firefighter recruits.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Firefighter Recruits TSAC-F Fitness Program Hose Drag Ladder Raise

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