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Don’t Just Be Different… Be a Difference Maker!

July 31, 2015

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“The goal of what we’re trying to do is make a difference in someone’s life,” says Gary Schofield in this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference. Coach Schofield explains areas where you can make a difference for your athletes, including movement efficiency, recovery and regeneration, autoregulation, velocity-based training, and conditioning with purpose.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Movement Efficiency VBT Velocity Based Training Recovery Conditioning

How Cable Resistance Training Can Benefit Program Design

September 3, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to present the benefits of training with cable resistance, the different types of cable resistance machines, and the differences when choosing a machine for your programs.

Personal trainers Program design Resistance Training Cable Resistance Machines Reactive Neuromuscular Training

Plantar Fasciitis – Stepping in the Right Direction

December 26, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to show athletes and coaches how plantar fasciitis is diagnosed, treated, and transitioned back to athletic training for the athlete.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Plantar Fasciitis Rehabilitation Orthotics Physical Therapy

Catch-22—Why Fundamental Motor Skills are so Important

December 1, 2012

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The purpose of this article is to highlight the 22 fundamental motor skills and offer practical suggestions for implementing fundamental motor skill training into an activity plan.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design fundamentals of movement youth training developing motor skills Motor skills

Proper Alignment of Expectations for Strength and Conditioning Practitioners

September 1, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to briefly identify the expectation dynamic for strength and conditioning practitioners and to provide a practical mode for operational thought.

Coaches Professional Development Expectations Facilities Funding Equipment Professional Development Staffing

Working with Elite Athletic Women’s Menstrual Cycle

May 19, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to share the importance of the menstrual cycle’s effects on elite athlete performance, and how these effects should influence the training and recovery of high-performing athletic women.

Coaches Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Menstrual Cycle Follicular Phase Luteal Phase Thermoregulation

Muscle Extensibility Testing for the Lower Extremity – A Review for the Personal Trainer

June 5, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to provide personal trainers with a review of common muscle extensibility tests of the lower extremity.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment Muscle Extensibility Flexibility Mobility Client Assessment

Benefits and Risks of Caffeine Ingestion for Anaerobic-Dominant Athletes

December 2, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to present a brief review of research on the safety and efficacy of caffeine used by athletes participating in anaerobic-dominant sports.

Coaches Nutrition Caffeine Power Pre-Workout Anaerobic Performance

Thoracic Mobility

July 1, 2015

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The loss of required thoracic spine ranges of motion for sport movements can be problematic for the elite athlete, as well as the weekend warrior. The purpose of this article is to explore biomechanical causes for thoracic mobility restriction as well as provide easily applicable techniques to restore mobility.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength training strength and conditioning thoracic mobility

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