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Optimizing Athletic Performance—Are Carbohydrates Necessary?

April 1, 2013

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Before sports nutritionists and coaches begin prescribing unconventional eating recommendations to athletes, it is important to consider the scientific evidence supporting a low-carbohydrate diet for boosting athletic performance.

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Integrating Motor Patterns into Exercise for Performance and Prevention

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In this session from the 2014 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Barton Bishop explains how to utilize the body’s natural way of learning movement. This will help athletes become more efficient at movement for improvements in exercise and athletic performance, and help in preventing future injuries.

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Advanced Weightlifting Exercises for Improved Performance

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See demonstrations of weightlifting derivatives for improved athletic performance. Mike Conroy from USAW and Doug Berninger from the NSCA explain coaching cues and corrections so that your athletes can benefit from training in a safe and time-effective manner.

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Positional Influences, Breathing and Performance: The Utilization of Postural Restoration for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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Posture begins with proper rib cage position, which leads to better breathing and ultimately, better athletic performance. Jason Masek discusses the important role that postural restoration plays in strength and conditioning during the 2015 Coaches Conference.

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The Squat—How it Improves Athletic Performance

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Renowned powerlifter, Matt Wenning demonstrates proper form, volume, and muscles required to squat optimally in this session from the 2016 NSCA National Conference. The video includes coaching cues to help you teach squat technique to your athletes.

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The Movement Perfection Process

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According to Shawn Myszka, if we optimize on-field movement efficiency, we can maximize athletic performance. Shawn spoke during the NSCA's 2014 National Conference on the importance of mastering the fundamentals of movement. Don't just work to change strength characteristics, he says - change behavior because behavior becomes patterns.

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In-Season Training and Activity Prep for Basketball

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Dwight Daub, Director of Athletic Performance for the Oklahoma City Thunder, spoke at National Conference 2012 on designing a warm-up and training program for basketball players.

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Using Age-Specific Benchmarking of Performance Measures to Create Individual Strength and Conditioning Programs

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Learn about processes of data collection and presentation, and how to use the data to individualize athletes’ training. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Kevin Paxton demonstrates an age-specific long-term athletic development (LTAD) syllabus for soccer players.

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The Effects of Alcohol on Athletic Performance

November 1, 2015

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The effects of alcohol on athletic performance vary depending on quantity, demographics, and type of exercise, making it difficult to determine specific recommendations. From an athletic performance standpoint, the acute use of alcohol can influence motor skills, hydration status, aerobic performance, as well as aspects of the recovery process.

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The Effects of Alcohol on Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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The effects of alcohol on athletic performance vary depending on quantity, demographics, and type of exercise, making it difficult to determine specific recommendations. From an athletic performance standpoint, the acute use of alcohol can influence motor skills, hydration status, aerobic performance, as well as aspects of the recovery process.

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