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Breaking into the Performance Training Arena as a Personal Trainer

April 15, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Mark Roozen describes his experience working as a strength and conditioning coach and his transition to doing performance training in the private sector.

Personal trainers Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Performance Training Personal Training Youth Athletes

Classifying Movements

January 7, 2022

Article

This brief excerpt breaks down agility into different target movement patterns to help develop an effective agility and quickness program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility Change of Direction Acceleration Deceleration Transition Initiation

Classroom to Weight Room: Partnering Education with Coaching Application in the Collegiate Setting

January 29, 2018

Video

Learn how to effectively transition students from the classroom to hands-on coaching and apply theory into practice. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Liane Blyn and Travis Triplett discuss the importance of having a well-thought-out internship curriculum to educate future strength coaches and share strategies to assist future strength coaches in developing a coaching philosophy and presence in the weight room.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Strength Coaches Strength and Conditioning Internship Internship Curriculum Coaching Philosophy

Safe Return to Training

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The CSCCa and NSCA have created consensus guidelines which recommend upper limits on the volume, intensity, and work:rest ratio during transition periods where athletes are more vulnerable.

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 101: Dr. Patrick Ivey

Podcast

Dr. Patrick Ivey, Associate Athletics Director for Student Athlete Health and Performance at the University of Louisville, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about the transition from strength coach to a director role in administration. Topics under discussion include perceptions of strength coaches, emotional intelligence, and continuing to grow where you are. Find Dr. Ivey on his website: pativey.com | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews the basics of the Olympic lifts, including strength base, skill transfer, snatch progressions, and clean and jerk progressions. This article also covers several suggested practices for strength and conditioning coaches to fine-tune and progress learning and coaching of the lifts.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design NSCA Coach olympic lifts exercise progressions

Traditional Versus Minimalist Footwear—Injury Concerns

April 2, 2015

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When it comes to traditional versus minimalist footwear, there are many considerations for injury risk. This article weighs the risks and benefits of both types of footwear from focusing on current literature on the subject.

Personal trainers Safety minimalist running shoes running injuries Minimalist footwear

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 6 Episode 3: Glenn Revell

Podcast

This episode features Glenn Revell, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, TX. “Coach Rev” shares insights and advice with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, from his transition to high school strength and conditioning from the college setting. This is a great episode for all coaches, teachers, and leaders to realize their value and impact within their community. Tune in to learn about important areas to develop knowledge and skills outside of the traditional strength and conditioning education. Find Glenn on Twitter: @glennrevell | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Training Clients with Shoulder Injury – Modifications and Considerations

October 13, 2020

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This article sheds some knowledge on shoulder exercise modifications and progressions that can help reduce the risk of re-injury and maximize performance for clients.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Exercise Technique Program design Shoulder Scapula Shoulder Anatomy Range of Motion

Return to Training

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The NSCA has built a collection of resources to help our community of strength and conditioning professionals and athletes safely return to training and adapt to the new challenges created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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