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Sprinting as a Screening Tool and Return-to-Play Modality

October 8, 2018

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Learn how to use sprinting as a means of screening athletes for power, strength, range of motion, and coordination. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 National Conference, Derek Hansen also identifies appropriate sprinting and running mechanics for optimizing performance and minimizing injury, and outlines a process for using sprinting as a return-to-play modality for soft-tissue and joint injuries.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Return to Play Sprinting Athlete Screening Range of Motion

Shoulder Taps – A Novel Time-Efficient Screening Tool for Tactical Operators

October 21, 2019

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This article presents the shoulder taps, which could serve as a more time-efficient screening tool for tactical operators. Although this article will present the shoulder taps as an assessment modality, it may be expanded upon and prescribed as an exercise for the purpose of improving trunk, hip, and shoulder stability.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Movement Pattern Screening Tool FMS Tactical Operators

Bridge: Shoulder Function during Overhead Lifting Tasks

November 2, 2015

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This video demonstrates optimal joint kinematics at the shoulder complex for overhead lifting tasks as well as a screening process to provide coaches with a tool to assess an athlete’s suitability for overhead lifting.

Coaches Exercise Technique scapulothoracic joint scapula glenohumeral joint impingement overhead lifting trapezius traps serratus anterior

Use of the FMS Screening Tool and Exercise Templates to Help Reduce Injuries and Improve Performance for Large Groups and Individual Military Members – A Personal Perspective

January 15, 2021

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This article is a personal perspective on utilizing the Functional Movement System (FMS) as a tool to identify potential problems and function efficiently on a large group scale to reduce the risk of injuries.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation FMS Injury Reduction Movement Patterns Military TSAC-F

Client Assessments – Movement Assessment

December 20, 2019

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This article builds upon two other client assessment tools (breathing and posture, as seen in Personal Training Quarterly Issues 5.3 and 6.1, respectively) and discusses ways to assess client movement.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment FMS Movement Patterns Trunk Stability

The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines - Part 3: Evidence-Based Movement Assessment

June 1, 2016

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An evidence-based movement assessment could hold Marines accountable for mobility and stability by systematically assessing movement patterns. This article (part three of a four-part series) explains one way that this could be accomplished.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design fitness for Marines movement assessment FMS

Injury Prevention for Tactical Personnel – Compiling the Evidence and Lessons Learned

July 1, 2019

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Musculoskeletal injuries are the primary source of disability in the United States military. With the integration of movement screens and the implementation of tactical strength and conditioning facilitators there can be success in reducing the amount of musculoskeletal injuries in the tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration Testing and Evaluation Reducing Injuries FMS TSAC TSAC-F Injury Prevention

How Social Media Affects the Legal Rights of Employees

June 4, 2016

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While social media can serve as an efficient business tool, it can also complicate the legal rights of the entrepreneurs who use them. This article focuses on three specific—and perhaps surprising—ways in which social media can alter the employment rights of fitness professionals and the gyms they work for.

Personal trainers Legal Issues Professional Development NSCA-CPT personal training employment Social media

Training Clients during Pregnancy—Modifications and Considerations

May 13, 2019

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Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Pregnancy Training Pregnant Client Physiological Changes

The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 4: Movement Education

October 1, 2014

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In the final part of this four-part series on proper movement, the author recommends that the US Marine Corps screen the movement quality of each Marine and educate them on how to move correctly in order to reduce the risk of injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design HIIT movement assessment fitness for Marines injury prevention

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