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Bone Stress Response Injuries in Law Enforcement Recruits

March 12, 2021

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This article looks to explain why law enforcement recruits have higher incidences of lower extremity bone stress responses and stress fractures. It also explores injury mitigation pathways to increase the graduation rates among law enforcement academies.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Law Enforcement Bone Stress Recruits Injury Mitigation

Varying Tempo for Hypertrophy

June 1, 2017

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Due to the principle of specificity, training should be tailored to the goal of the lifter in terms of the prioritization of strength, hypertrophy, health, and functional outcomes. If the goal is muscular hypertrophy, it may be beneficial to vary the repetition range, and to utilize a variety of loads and loading strategies in the pursuit of maximizing hypertrophy.

Personal trainers Exercise Science hypertrophy building muscle strength training weight training

How to Leverage Wearable Fitness Technology to Increase Client Success

January 26, 2024

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This article briefly discusses tips for personal trainers using wearable fitness devices, including how to help guide clients towards proper utilization, understanding, and application of the information provided.

Personal trainers Professional Development

Performance under Pressure – Coping Skills and Mitigation Strategies for Tactical Personnel

November 3, 2023

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This article will discuss specific measures of stress that can be monitored, as well as coping skills to mitigate the negative effects of stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Stress Coping Skills Tactical Personnel Heart Rate

Understanding Stress and Training

November 10, 2023

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This article seeks to help personal trainers understand the physiological effects of stress and helpful ways they can drive positive changes for their clients through exercise.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Stress Allostatic Load Cortisol Psychosocial Index Homeostasis

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

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 28: Matt Nein

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Matthew Nein, Head Sports Performance Coach for Salisbury University, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about receiving the NSCA Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year award, personal and program values, and mental toughness.

Coaches Professional Development

Working with the Menstrual Cycle in Female Athletes

December 17, 2021

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The goal of this article is to promote professional dialogue and broaden the knowledge of ways to use nutrition and recovery techniques to work with the physiological changes that come throughout the menstrual cycle.

Coaches Exercise Science Nutrition Menstruation Iron Deficiency Female Athlete Triad

Concurrent Cognitive and Physical Fitness Training – Part Two

March 29, 2024

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This article builds upon a previous article on the potential benefits personal trainers can offer clients by combining both cognitive and physical training.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Professional Development

Reconditioning from Sedentariness

July 29, 2019

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With the rapid development of technology, the daily demands for physical activity are significantly reduced. This article details four distinct phases for personal trainers to implement when working with clients coming from sedentary lifestyles.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lifestyle Change Sedentary Client Non-Exercise-Based Physical Activity

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