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Training Clients with Shoulder Injury – Modifications and Considerations

October 13, 2020

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This article sheds some knowledge on shoulder exercise modifications and progressions that can help reduce the risk of re-injury and maximize performance for clients.

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The Undervalued Lunge

Learning to lunge correctly can strengthen the lower body musculature, improve core stability and balance, enhance hip flexibility, and increase functionality. There are a plethora of modifications and progressions to consider.

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The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews the basics of the Olympic lifts, including strength base, skill transfer, snatch progressions, and clean and jerk progressions. This article also covers several suggested practices for strength and conditioning coaches to fine-tune and progress learning and coaching of the lifts.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 104: Dr. Josh Secomb

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Dr. Josh Secomb, lecturer in exercise and sport science (strength and conditioning) at the University of Newcastle, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about being a self-aware and authentic coach. Topics under discussion include finding new areas to employ different skillsets as practitioners, the value of training progressions and understanding your athletes, and his unique opportunity to research and coach surfers. Find Dr. Secomb on Twitter: @37Seco | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Purpose and Methods of the Hip Hinge and Squat in High School Strength and Conditioning—with Personal Perspective and Sample Program

January 1, 2015

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The hip hinge and squat exercises, and their variations, are used in many strength and conditioning programs to develop athletes of many sports. The listed progressions are examples of practical implications used to develop athletes, but there may be additional practical and effective methods used by strength and conditioning coaches for similar purposes.

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Exercise Technique—A Simple Approach to Teaching the Power Clean in a Group Environment

June 1, 2017

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There are numerous complexities involved in teaching the Olympic-style lifts. This article explains one way to teach the power clean progression and some coaching cues that can be used to teach sport or tactical athletes in a group setting.

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Applied Periodization in Shoulder Injury for the Tactical Athlete—Part 2

February 1, 2017

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The exercises and progressions provided in this article can be used as a basic guideline for rehabilitation of common shoulder injuries, as well as a way to strengthen areas that are commonly affected by injury.

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Foundations of Coaching Lifts

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Designed by the best and brightest in the industry, the Foundation of Coaching Lift Course is centered on how to effectively coach athletes how to perform using the core/compound lifts as a basis for teaching all lifts and the auxiliary lifts. You’ll learn fundamental progressions/regressions, coaching cues, and gain world class insight that will assuredly be put to optimal use in the field.

Education Overview

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Find educational articles and videos, learn more about programs offered by the NSCA, find information on CEUs and continuing education, prepare for exams, online exam preparation and more.

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