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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 79: Dr. Paul Comfort

Podcast

Paul Comfort, program leader for the Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about his desire to continuously learn through practical application and research in the field. Topics under discussion include creating the post graduate program for the University of Salford, being a founding member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and the complexities of technology in the weight room. Find Paul on Twitter: @PaulComfort1975 or Instagram: @PaulComfort1975 | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

The FMS™ Active Straight Leg Raise – Screening and Corrective Exercise Considerations for Personal Trainers with Minimal FMS™ Experience

December 23, 2022

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The first in a planned article series to review essential considerations of each Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) pattern, this article will examine the FMS active straight leg raise (ASLR).

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation FMS™ Movement Compensation Pattern Active Straight Leg Raise

Assessment Batteries—Practical Decision Making for Firefighter Fitness Batteries

April 1, 2016

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In addition to standard health, fitness, or sport assessment guidelines, several guidelines exist for the fire service. Since each agency is different in its preferences, capabilities, and philosophies, applying a standard recommendation may not be possible. This article introduces basic decision-making considerations for fire service assessment batteries.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety fitness tests tactical strength and conditioning fitness assessment firefighter

Resistance Exercise Programming—A Mixed-Training Approach

July 1, 2014

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Olympic-style lifting, functional training, powerlifting, and bodybuilding should all be considered when designing a program to improve general health, fitness, and functional capacity.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design strength training technique how to get stronger bodybuilding powerlifting weightlifting Best strength training

Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

September 24, 2018

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Some of the major misconceptions concerning Olympic-style weightlifting for sport are addressed in this article, providing evidence-based recommendations to better implement the snatch, clean and jerk, and their derivatives in the training of high school and collegiate athletes.

Coaches Program design Olympic Style Weightlifting Snatch Clean Jerk High School Coaching hs-coaching

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

NSCA's Coaching Podcast: Joe Kenn's Bonus Audio From Episode 40

Podcast


Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development

Dumbbell Training and the Competitive Athlete

June 2, 2023

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This article provides a first-hand account of the usage and benefits of dumbbell training programs with athletes.

Coaches Program design Dumbbells Weightlifting Stability Coordination

How to Develop Power—A Look into the Preparation of a 2015 NBA 2nd Round Draft Pick

January 1, 2014

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This article describes a five-week training program that was used to prepare an athlete for the NBA Combine.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning exercises for basketball how to train for basketball basketball training NBA Combine

Single-Leg and Double-Leg Training Implications for Basketball

January 1, 2015

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Both unilateral and bilateral training should be used to optimally develop basketball players. This article compares single-leg and double-leg training options and provides considerations and potential implications for training basketball athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design single-leg training basketball conditioning double-leg training bilateral training Unilateral training

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