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Instability Training—Help or Hype?

January 1, 2014

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This article briefly examines the most popular instability training devices and provides examples of how instability training can be incorporated into traditional resistance training programs.

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NSCA Review of Volt Athletics

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The NSCA is committed to providing its members with new resources. Here, NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Caulfield provides his review of the Volt© Athletics web-based platform.

Maximal Sprint Performance in Male Youth: Predicting Factors, Training Stimuli, and Performance Outcomes

May 1, 2017

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Learn about the anthropometric, kinematic, kinetic, and asymmetric variables that contribute to sprint performance, as well as how a coach can design effective speed development programs for male youth athletes.

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Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

June 1, 2016

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The manipulation of resistance training (RT) variables is widely considered an essential strategy to maximize muscular adaptations. One variable that has received substantial attention in this regard is RT volume. This infographic provides evidence-based guidelines as to volume when creating RT programs designed to maximize muscle hypertrophy.

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Enhancing the Force-Velocity Profile of Athletes Using Weightlifting Derivatives

May 1, 2017

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Weightlifting movements and their derivatives can be programmed effectively by considering their force–velocity characteristics and physiological underpinnings to meet the specific training goals of resistance training phases in accordance with the typical application of periodized training programs.

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Law Enforcement Tactical Strength and Conditioning Programs— Transform “Impossible” Obstacles into Ideal Opportunities

March 11, 2019

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Mandy Nice explains the benefits and need of expanding health and fitness programs into military and law enforcement agencies, and offers strategies for the common obstacles preventing implementation of these programs.

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The Case for Gameday Resistance Training in Non-Contact High-Intensity Intermittent Sports

February 5, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to review the related literature that has explored the influence of resistance training programs on the onset of fatigue and muscular power as it relates to non-contact high-intensity intermittent sports, in order to provide suggestions for creating same-day training programs.

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Transferring Physical Conditioning Principles to Practice to Enhance Performance in Tactical Personnel

July 22, 2019

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This article provides methods used by tactical facilitators, related research articles, and professional interviews to demonstrate how physical conditioning facilitates the transition from practice to duty for service members, including law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel.

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Rebranding Resistance Training for Older Adults Using Ratings of Perceived Exertion

September 9, 2019

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This article discusses the ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) scales and how to educate older clients to utilize them, as well as how to monitor and safely progress their training intensity.

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What Coaches Need to Know About the NSCA Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development

July 1, 2014

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It is incumbent on all youth coaches to provide youth with the very best opportunities to succeed and develop to the best of their potential. The 10 pillars of long-term athletic development and recommendations provide coaches with the information they need to help all youth reach their potential.

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