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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 64: Dave Forman

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Dave Forman, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Virginia Military Institute, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about becoming a strength coach. Topics under discussion include communication with athletes, appreciating the growth as a coach over time, and creating lasting impressions and relationships with athletes. Find Dave on Twitter: @VMIStrength

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Critical Evaluation of the Wim Hof Method

March 19, 2021

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Through this article, personal trainers should understand the extremes of the Wim Hof method, and instead encourage clients to follow scientifically-backed deep breathing and cold therapy practices to supplement a well-rounded exercise program.

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Before You Jump—Considerations Prior to Opening Your Own Facility

June 1, 2017

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Before taking any steps toward opening a facility, the personal trainer should review the following considerations to ensure they are making the right decision.

Personal trainers Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development PTQ fitness facility business owner personal training

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 52: Caitlin Quinn

Podcast

Caitlin Quinn, Director of Performance for Toyota Racing Development talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about her start in the field of strength and conditioning with internships, her time at Florida State as a GA and Strength and Conditioning Coach, and her new position at Toyota. Topics under discussion include internships, GA positions, not letting people define you as a coach, and the athletes she works with at Toyota Racing Development.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 43: Greg Haff

Greg Haff, former President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), current course coordinator for post graduate studies in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University, and Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, talks to the NSCA’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about his journey through strength and conditioning and his efforts to progress the field during his time as president of the NSCA. Topics under discussion include: his years being NSCA Board of Director President, the future of the profession, how he got involved in the NSCA, key traits of icons in the field, traits for potential incoming students, and how to get into sports science.

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The Independent Path – Considerations for Career Personal Trainers

April 10, 2020

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This article articulates important independent personal trainer and employee personal trainer differences, research and planning guidelines moving forward, important marketing considerations, financial literacy, and the importance of moral support.

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Stop Hiring Personal Trainers and Start Building Them—Developing an Internship Program at a Fitness Facility

July 1, 2015

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Finding a well-educated and open-minded employee is, in most cases, simply luck of the draw. Instead of hoping for the perfect new hire to come walking through the door, a business owner could try a different technique in which they shed their business owner mindset and transition into a mentorship role. Using an internship program, the mentor can ideally build themselves the near-perfect employee.

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Kids Must Strength Train – A Call to Action

November 6, 2020

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This article discusses the impact and importance of resistance training with kids on their mental and physiological health and well-being.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Resistance Training Youth Athleticism SAID Principle Motor Development

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 46: Bobby Smith

Podcast

Bobby Smith, owner and Director of Sports Performance at Reach Your Potential Training, talks to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about the transition to owning his own facility and his impact on youth athletes. Topics under discussion include Smith’s education and previous athletic experience that led him to sports performance, being the owner of a sports performance facility, and his impact on youth athletes.

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