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Foam Rolling for Performance and Recovery

February 2, 2015

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Self-myofascial release (SMR) through the use of foam rolling or other implements is a time and cost-efficient method of increasing performance and recovery.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique exercise recovery self-myofascial release SMR Foam rolling

A Coach and Trainer’s Challenge – Individual Variables in Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

March 11, 2019

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There are many factors, both personal and environmental, that play a role in the success of a training and diet program for an individual client. This article looks at the factors to be aware of and some solutions to finding the best fit program for an individual client.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Health Fitness Nutrition Client Success

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.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Lunge Core Stability Lunge Progression Lower Body Exercise

Classifying Movements

January 7, 2022

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This brief excerpt breaks down agility into different target movement patterns to help develop an effective agility and quickness program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility Change of Direction Acceleration Deceleration Transition Initiation

Circuit Strength Training with Ability-Based Modifications for Law Enforcement Recruits

March 4, 2019

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Circuit training is quick and effective way to induce training adaptations that are similar to the demands that tactical officers face in their career. This is a basic layout of a circuit training program that can be implemented to recruits during training to prepare them for the physical demands they will face.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Tactical Circuit Training Training Recruits

Lessons Learned as a National Basketball Association Strength and Conditioning Coach

July 1, 2016

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It is important in a coach’s journey to be motivated to find solutions instead of just unimportant problems. Steve Hess shares some of the lessons he has learned in his 21 years with the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Strength and Conditioning Basketball NSCA Coach

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

Recovery Methods for Endurance Athletes

October 23, 2020

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This article will look at the use of supplements, nutrition, compression socks, cryotherapy, and myofascial release as enhanced recovery methods for endurance runners.

Coaches Nutrition Program design Endurance Recovery Nutrition Myofascial Release

Safe Progression for Balance Exercises

May 1, 2017

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A major concern with balance and joint-stabilization exercises is to avoid potentially dangerous movements that depend on the preparedness of the athlete or patient and on the state of the healing tissue. Learn about progressions that minimize risk to the athlete or patient.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design balance exercises joint-stabilization exercises strength and conditioning injury avoidance prehabilitation

Choosing Exercises—“The Crunch”

April 1, 2017

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Should personal trainers include the crunch exercise in an exercise program? The answer should always be, “it depends;” however, arriving at the best answer requires a process.

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