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Age-Specific Speed Development: “Can You Make My Kid Faster, Faster?”

July 31, 2017

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Learn practical programming ideas to implement in youth speed training programs. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Lance Walker explains how to leverage the differences between starting, acceleration, and maximum velocity dynamics (movement preparation) and plyometrics. Learn about the most common errors made by young athletes when training linear speed with practical tools, teachings, and contextual cues.

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Youth Resistance Training

August 24, 2018

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognizes and supports the premise that many of the benefits associated with adult resistance training programs are attainable by children and adolescents who follow age-specific resistance training guidelines.

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Multilateral Development for the Youth Athlete

July 31, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 National Conference, Brian Brabham provides ideas for improving the overall athletic ability of youth athletes, a better understanding of injuries sustained by youth athletes, methods to help prevent those injuries, and practical examples of training programs that can be effective options.

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Performance Considerations in Programming for the Tactical Population

April 29, 2017

Video CEU

Learn how to design programs with maximal effect within the tactical population. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Cal Dietz explain differences between tactical and conventional athletes and identifies the six performance qualities needed by tactical athletes. CEUs available.

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Factors Impacting First Responder and Military Recruits and How Certified Strength and Conditioning Professionals are Needed Now More Than Ever

June 1, 2017

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The article discusses the talent crisis that is currently plaguing United States first responders, public safety agencies, and military organizations, and concludes with highlights of select successful programs.

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Road to Nowhere: The Military’s Unhealthy Obsession with Running

August 5, 2019

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During 2018 TSAC Annual Training, the NSCA’s own Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program Manager, Nate Palin, discusses his personal and professional take on running in the military setting. Here Palin identifies the pros, risks, and shortcomings associated with run-centric physical training for special operations forces, as well as discusses more safe and efficient strength and conditioning alternatives to running-based fitness programs for these tactical operators.

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Lower Back Issues Among First Responders: The How, Why, and What

May 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA TSAC Annual Training, John Hofman covers many common ailments that are specific to firefighters and how they are brought on by overuse, poor compensation, and improper motor patterns. Hofman shares effective strategies that can help improve a department’s health, wellness, and injury prevention programs, as well as corrective exercises.

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Back Off: Strong Backs from Rehabilitation to Performance

October 1, 2019

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From the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Rob Orr, co-lead of Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit, explains how the backs of tactical personnel can be compromised. He also details the systems that affect the back and how to construct programs to optimize physical conditioning and reconditioning.

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The ACL Epidemic that Never Needed to Happen

January 29, 2018

Video CEU

Understand the cause of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury epidemic and some ways to help prevent it through training and warm-ups. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Bryan Mann, PhD, teaches simple additions or tweaks to your current programs to greatly reduce the ACL tear rate.

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