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Creatine Supplementation for Athletes

November 15, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to discuss creatine supplementation for athletes by addressing supplementation for athletic performance, recovery, cognition, brain function, safety, contraindications, and other special considerations.

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Strength and Conditioning for Golf – A Framework for the Higher Handicap Player

October 13, 2023

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This article discusses components of a comprehensive pre-design process that aims to help coaches build an effective golf training program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Golf Swing Leg Power Endurance Explosive Power

Increase Hip and Trunk Stability with Loaded Carries for Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Performance

December 11, 2020

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The goal of this article is to understand contralateral and ipsilateral loading, how to set-up loaded carries, electromyography activity during exercises, and how to apply these exercises into the strength training program.

Coaches Program design Loaded Carries Core Strength Posture Contralateral Loading Ipsilateral Loading

Creative Coaching Practices to Enhance Athletic Performance

July 15, 2019

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This NSCA Coach article describes how to manipulate movements, lifts, and rest periods in a way that controls time, space, and flow efficiently to creatively enhance athletic performance.

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Ice Hockey – In-Season Strength and Conditioning Considerations

June 30, 2023

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This article provides some practical applications to minimize the negative effects associated with a long intensive ice hockey season on ice hockey athletes.

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Low Back Pain—Is Motor Control Exercise Superior to General Exercise? A Review of the Research

July 1, 2016

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This article provides an overview of the scientific evidence comparing specific motor control exercise intervention to using a more general exercise approach, and concludes by discussing the practical implications for strength and conditioning professionals from an exercise programming perspective.

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Post-Concussion Effects on Neurocognitive Performance in Tactical Athletes

April 1, 2014

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Concussion is a concerning injury and recovery can last days, weeks, or even months. Becoming familiar with post-concussion symptoms and the ensuing health-related sequelae is essential for those aiming to optimize the physical performance of tactical athletes.

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Programming the General Population for Optimal Fitness—10 Important Movement Patterns

November 26, 2018

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Developing a program for a general population client requires understanding their movement needs. Expand your training programs by implementing all ten of the major human movement patterns.

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Practical Program Considerations when Designing a Training Program for Firefighters

November 26, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to identify considerations that are to be taken into account when designing and implementing an annual training program for firefighters, as well as to discuss strategies for implementation.

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Common Injuries in Ice Hockey – Strength and Conditioning Considerations

October 6, 2023

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This article will focus on three common areas of injuries that occur with ice hockey players and some recommended strategies for the strength and conditioning professional.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Ice Hockey Acromioclavicular Joint Adductor Strain Mobility Medial Collateral Ligament

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