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Lactate Threshold and Maximal Exercise Performance

August 13, 2018

Article

Scientific research has identified lactate threshold (LT) and maximal exercise performance as being very important contributors to endurance performance. A well-designed endurance training program can lead to improvement in both LT and maximal exercise performance within a single season and from season to season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Endurance Developing Endurance Lactate Threshold

Core Exercises for Ice Hockey

May 1, 2017

Article

Focusing on developing the core muscles in a strength and conditioning program for ice hockey players can improve performance of movements on the ice.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Hockey training core conditioning ice hockey

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.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Breathing Meditation Cold Exposure Personal Trainer

General Physical Preparation Requirements for Swimmers

July 31, 2017

Video

Learn training principles for general physical preparation of swimmers, and understand how to utilize weekly planning to best aid in the expression of physical performance. Keenan Robinson also discusses how to differentiate between readiness strategies to best apply stress in this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Technique Program design General Preparation Physical Preparation for Swimmers Programming for Swimmers Swimming

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 13: Matthew Van Dyke

Podcast

Matthew Van Dyke, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about professional development, working as part of a comprehensive sports performance team, and developing additional knowledge in the field.

Coaches Professional Development

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

Coaches Program design Personal Trainers long-term athletic development Youth training guidelines NSCA Coach

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 71: Kayleigh Fournier

Podcast

Kayleigh Fournier, now Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at Dartmouth College, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about her journey from unpaid intern to head strength coach. Topics under discussion include work ethic as a young professional getting into the field, programming for unconventional sports, and diversifying your network of support. Connect with Kayleigh through email: kayleigh.fournier@dartmouth.edu

Coaches Professional Development

Essentials Of Sport Science Textbook

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The NSCA is offering a new book that contains a holistic overview of the knowledge and skills required to support athlete and team performance as a modern-day sport scientist. Learn more here about this new resource.

Preparatory Period

September 4, 2020

Article

This excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning outlines what training typically looks like in the preparatory period, or off-season.

Coaches Program design Preparatory Period Off-Season Hypertrophy Strength Endurance Basic Strength

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