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Position Statements

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Position statements are official statements of the NSCA on topics related to strength and conditioning and exercise science. All NSCA Position Statements are published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research® and free to the public.

Resistance Exercise Preserves Physical Function of Older Adults—Implications for Strength and Conditioning Professionals

October 15, 2018

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Older adults who desire to remain physically active at work, recreation, or sport can improve muscular strength, physical performance, and injury prevention if engaged in a properly designed resistance exercise program. The programming considerations presented herein may serve as a useful reference for strength and conditioning professionals working closely with active older adults.

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Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

June 1, 2016

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The manipulation of resistance training (RT) variables is widely considered an essential strategy to maximize muscular adaptations. One variable that has received substantial attention in this regard is RT volume. This infographic provides evidence-based guidelines as to volume when creating RT programs designed to maximize muscle hypertrophy.

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How Cable Resistance Training Can Benefit Program Design

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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.
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EDUCATION ARTICLES

Considerations for Reporting Resistance Training Program Design

August 1, 2013

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Strength and conditioning coaches can help bridge the gap between research and anecdotal experiences by reporting subjective and objective information obtained while carrying out everyday responsibilities.

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Resistance Training Frequency: How Often Should you Train to Maximize Strength and Hypertrophy?

May 27, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Brad Schoenfeld talks about integrating science into training programs to optimize an individual’s genetic potential to see the best results from training.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Strength Training Hypertrophy Muscle Building

Growth Hormone Responses to Stress

June 1, 2017

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Growth hormone release is affected by the type of resistance training protocol used, including the duration of rest periods. Short rest period types of workouts result in greater serum concentrations compared to long rest protocols of similar total work; however, at present it is not clear how the various molecular forms or types of growth hormones are affected by rest period duration.

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Resistance Training—General vs Specific Exercises

April 1, 2014

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This article proposes that all resistance training exercises can be classified as either “specific” or “general.” How to classify each exercise type and the unique benefits they offer is explained.

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Functional Isometrics

March 16, 2020

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This book excerpt reviews functional isometrics as a way to build strength at the weakest point in the range of motion.

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Time Course of Physiological and Anatomical Changes

April 3, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essential of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explores the neural and muscular adaptations to training over time.

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