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Fish Oil Supplementation and Age-Related Decrements in Muscle Mass and Function

March 1, 2013

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Emerging evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may play a beneficial role in preservation of, and increases in, skeletal muscle mass. This is of particular relevance to the elderly who display age-related declines in muscle mass and function.

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Effects of Exercise on Diseases and Disorders—Part 2: Exercise and the Brain

June 1, 2017

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Exercise is an underutilized therapy for the treatment of cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression. While exercise shows more promise for the prevention, rather than the treatment, of Alzheimer’s disease, exercise therapy compares favorably to the most common treatments of depression (psychotherapy and antidepressants).

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Considerations for Physiological Monitoring of Tactical Personnel

July 1, 2014

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Collecting data can be trial and error, but by building a solid foundation prior to data collection and putting the appropriate people and procedures in place, the tactical facilitator can minimize errors while optimizing effort, money, and time.

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Simplifying the Rules to Programming for Special Populations

April 30, 2018

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By reviewing this simplified process of obtaining a client’s health history and physician release, designing an exercise routine with modified exercises, and providing exercises for paid clients versus general members, NSCA-CPTs can be confident prescribing a routine for those who suffer from chronic or temporary health issues.

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TSAC—Reducing the Risk of Injury—Dual-Tasking Effects on Balance and Gait

July 24, 2020

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This article is part of a continuing series on practical, evidence-based approaches to reducing the risk of injury while developing tactical strength and conditioning.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Gait Dual-Task Training TSAC-F Balance Multi-Tasking

Training Considerations for People with Disabilities

July 1, 2014

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Most people suffer from some degree of injury, illness, or disease at some point. As a result, there is a need for strength and conditioning professionals who can develop effective exercise programs for people with disabilities.

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Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training for Athletic, General, and Clinical Populations

August 14, 2020

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The goal of this brief review is to describe what classifies as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and summarize the potential benefits for various populations: athletic, general, and clinical.

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Risk Factors Requiring Wellness Interventions

November 6, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explains the importance of wellness programs for tactical athletes.

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The Prevalence of Muscle Dysmorphia in Adolescents and What to Look For

March 1, 2015

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This article discusses what muscle dysmorphia is, the ways in which adolescents can fall victim to it, and how to intervene when body image becomes distorted.

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Melatonin Supplementation in Adults – Is it Safe and Effective?

June 11, 2021

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A client asks you about melatonin, are you prepared to answer? This article explores the efficacy and safety of supplemental melatonin as a sleep aid in adults.

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