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The Vitamin D and Testosterone Connection

May 1, 2015

Video

Dr. Lonnie Lowery spoke at the NSCA's 2012 National Conference about the connection between Vitamin D and testosterone.

Coaches Weightlifting technique coaching technique strength training weight lifting exercises coaching

Trainer Tips: Resistance Training for Women

May 1, 2017

Article Members Only

Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Personal trainers Exercise Science trainer tips women infographics

Tactical Fitness Research, 2019

February 22, 2020

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This article briefly explores some current research that has important implications for improving the readiness and lethality of military personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Energy Expenditure Body Mass Body Composition Sweat Rate TSAC-F

Catecholamines

June 1, 2017

Article

The catecholamines—primarily epinephrine, but also norepinephrine and dopamine—are secreted by the adrenal medulla and are important for the acute expression of strength and power because the hormones act as central motor stimulators and peripheral vascular dilators to enhance enzyme systems and calcium release in muscle.

Coaches Exercise Science catecholamines hormonal adaptations kinetic select

Dietary Fat and Performance

May 1, 2017

Article

Dietary fat has both long-term and short-term effects on an athlete and athletic performance. “Fat loading” as a strategy to improve athletic performance remains unproven.

Coaches Nutrition dietary fat fat loading exercise nutrition

The Effects of Alcohol on Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

Article

The effects of alcohol on athletic performance vary depending on quantity, demographics, and type of exercise, making it difficult to determine specific recommendations. From an athletic performance standpoint, the acute use of alcohol can influence motor skills, hydration status, aerobic performance, as well as aspects of the recovery process.

Coaches Nutrition alcohol sports nutrition dietary recommendations strength and conditioning NSCA Coach

Androgen and Nutrition Strategies to Promote Anabolism and Enhance Warfighter Lethality

December 15, 2019

Video CEU

In this session from the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Stefan Pasiakos identifies mechanisms by which military operations degrade muscle mass and performance, defines warfighter nutrition requirements, and discusses ethical and efficacious androgen therapies to enhance warfighter lethality.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Nutrition Strategies Warfighter Protein Testosterone

Athlete Safety

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The top concern of strength coaches should always be athlete safety. For this reason, the NSCA has compiled a list of resources to raise the standard of care when working as a strength coach at any level. By reading and sharing these examples of standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, position statements on vital topics, mental health best practices, and more, strength coaches can push to increase the safety of athletes around the world.

Trainer Tips: Hypertrophy

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design hypertrophy infographics

Reexamining the Approach to Training for Sports by Investigating the Subdisciplines of Kinesiology

April 1, 2014

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This article argues that strength and conditioning coaches should investigate the subdisciplines of kinesiology as an approach to strength and conditioning for primarily anaerobic sports such as football and volleyball.

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