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Aerobic Endurance Training Strategies

May 1, 2017

Article

Various aspects of resistance training, such as specific exercises chosen, workout structure, resistance used, volume (repetitions and sets), rest intervals between sets, and training frequency, can be manipulated to mold the strength training program to best meet an endurance athlete’s goals.

Coaches Program design coaching attentional styles attentional focus sport psychology strength and conditioning

The Future of Personal Training: Where is the Industry Headed?

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Brandi Binkley speaks at the 2014 National Conference on The Future of Personal Training. In this first video of the series, Brandi touches on the personal trainer market, stability/longevity, helping trainers find their niche, and client retention.

Personal trainers Professional Development Personal Training Business Management Client Retention Fitness Industry

Fartlek Training with Personal Training Clients

April 3, 2020

Article

This article explains Fartlek training as well as how it can be programmed and individualized for different clients.

Personal trainers Program design Fartlek Training Intensity Anaerobic Aerobic Intervals ATP-PC

Variation in Week Plan Content Across Three Phases of Training

July 1, 2016

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Identify methods of prioritization and individualization within the training week plans to make training specific for individual athletes within the team setting. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Ashley Jones explains how to design effective week plans for each of three major phases of a training year, and describes the format and content of key training areas of speed, strength, and fitness within each training phase.

Coaches Program design Power training periodized training plan periodization speed training

Resistance Training’s Effect on Endurance Performance

May 1, 2017

Article

Research shows that the appropriate integration of resistance training into the endurance athlete’s training can result in significantly better performance when compared to classic endurance training plans that focus only on aerobic endurance.

Coaches Exercise Science training for runners weight training strength training sport performance training Endurance training

Combination Training: The Most Effective Way to Use Metabolic Resistance Training

July 30, 2012

Video

Brad Schoenfeld, MS, CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, spoke at the NSCA's 2012 National Conference about combination training and its effect on metabolic resistance training.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design metabolic resistance training combination training aerobic exercise

How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

Article

The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

Personal trainers Program design Contrast Training Postactivation Potentiation Power Complex Training

Opening Your Own Training Facility

July 28, 2014

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The NSCA provides career-focused benefit videos designed to help members gain expert insight, knowledge and tips to help further their careers.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development opening your own facility fitness industry fitness business Strength and Conditioning Training Facility Clients Athletes

Application of Program Design to Training Seasons

May 1, 2017

Article

A sound year-round aerobic endurance training program should be divided into sport seasons with specific goals and objectives designed to improve performance gradually and progressively.

Coaches Program design Exercise program design off-season training postseason training in-season training preseason training

Training Philosophy

October 25, 2019

Article

When considering applying advanced methods to affect and augment maximal power output, this excerpt from Developing Power explains three key points to consider.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Rate of Force Development Maximal Power Output Force-Velocity Relationship Muscular Power

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