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Bridge: The 225-lb Bench Press Test, with Dr. Bryan Mann

May 1, 2015

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Dr. Bryan Mann, from the University of Missouri, discusses the efficacy of using the 225-lb bench press test for measuring maximal strength.

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Presence of Spotters Improves Bench Press Performance: A Deception Study

August 19, 2019

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This infographic outlines a study that investigated the effect of the presence of a spotter on bench press performance.

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Chisel Your Chest

October 31, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference, the focus is on the chest as JC Santana shares ways to improve your clients’ bench press performance without bench pressing.

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Resistance Training—General vs Specific Exercises

April 1, 2014

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This article proposes that all resistance training exercises can be classified as either “specific” or “general.” How to classify each exercise type and the unique benefits they offer is explained.

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Selecting Appropriate Objective Assessments Based on Resistance Training Status and Experience

June 1, 2017

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While exercise is safe for most participants, many screening strategies have been implemented to reduce the likelihood of injury, and possibly death, from exercise. This article shares an objective strategy for selecting an appropriate assessment method based on a client’s resistance training status and experience.

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Resistance Exercise Programming—A Mixed-Training Approach

July 1, 2014

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Olympic-style lifting, functional training, powerlifting, and bodybuilding should all be considered when designing a program to improve general health, fitness, and functional capacity.

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Creatine

September 23, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition briefly analyzes some of the research behind creatine and its application to sport performance.

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The Bilateral Deficit—Plausible Explanations and Solvents

November 1, 2014

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By adhering to the basic principles of training, including progressive overload, periodization, and a safe lifting environment, the bilateral deficit can be improved by the amalgamation of unilateral force production, maximal effort, and repeated effort training.

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FCL- Power Clean Quiz

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This quiz assesses your knowledge of the content within the bench press module. You must achieve 10 correct responses. Your CEUs will recorded automatically in your NSCA record.

Kinematic and Kinetic Chains

June 1, 2017

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The importance of recognizing a closed-chain activity lies in the fact that the motions of multiple joints are coupled. Weakness at any one joint will consequently limit performance of the entire movement.

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