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A Proactive Approach to Health and Performance—Nutrient and Blood Testing

December 1, 2012

Article

The body’s system can be observed by blood testing to help achieve desired results whether training for a competition, pursuing an individual goal, or improving general health.

Coaches Nutrition nutrients blood testing Nutrition

Advances in Sports Nutrition: The Latest in Nutrition, Supplementation, Relative Blood Work, and Gene Testing on All Aspects of Athletic Performance

November 15, 2019

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In this session from the 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Registered and Licensed Dietician, Dawn Weatherwax, provides a detailed look into the different variables that affect nutrition outcomes, body composition, metabolic testing, and supplementation for deficiencies, recovery, and optimal performance.

Personal trainers Nutrition Nutrition Body Composition Metabolic Testing Supplements Recovery

Lactate—A Multi-Faceted Metabolite

October 25, 2019

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This article discusses lactate testing as a cost-effective alternative way to create advanced exercise prescriptions, as well as opening the possibility of being a new biomarker of metabolic health for personal trainers.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Lactate Biomarker Metabolic Health Anaerobic Glycolysis

Performing a Lactate Threshold Test

January 26, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments briefly discusses the method behind a lactate threshold test and the pretest considerations one might take prior to this test.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Lactate Threshold Energy Systems Blood Lactate ATP

Aerobic Endurance Measures and Analyses

June 1, 2017

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The VO2max test is the most effective measurement of the body’s ability to deliver and use oxygen for producing energy that can be used by the muscles. VO2max (i.e., maximum aerobic power) simply stands for the maximal volume of oxygen that can be used.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Aerobic endurance aerobic training endurance training strength and conditioning

SCJ 44.6 Anemia: Considerations for the Athletic Population

Quiz CATD 0.2

Anemia is a condition characterized by too few red blood cells, leading to diminished oxygen delivery, which can significantly impact exercise participation and athletic performance. The etiology of anemia is multifactorial. Some forms of anemia develop as a result of deficiencies in specific vitamins and minerals and may be modifiable, whereas other types are inherited disorders. Although nonmodifiable, the latter may be managed with the assistance of trained medical professionals. This article will provide an overview of the pathophysiology associated with common forms of anemia and provide an introduction to diagnostic testing procedures and treatment options. Additionally, the signs and symptoms will be discussed to help strength and conditioning professionals recognize this potentially impactful condition. This article concludes with a discussion of the influence iron deficiency has on sports participation.

Using Lactate Threshold Data

February 25, 2022

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This excerpt explains the role that lactate plays in exercise metabolism and how that information is useful for athletes to predict things like pacing, fitness, and efficacy of training programs.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Lactate Threshold ATP Glycogen Stores Marathon

Implementation of an Educational Fitness Training Class for Future Law Enforcement Professionals

August 25, 2023

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This article outlines a potential learning course intended for students in undergraduate criminal justice and homeland security majors to improve their physical health literacy and health-related behaviors.

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Common Medications that Lifters Over 40 Take, and How they Affect Exercise and Nutrition

October 30, 2020

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This article aims to offer guidance on the effects of certain medications, as well as help personal trainers and their clients in the consultation process with qualified physicians and pharmacists.

Personal trainers Nutrition Supplements Resistance Training Statins Beta Blockers ACE Inhibitors Blood Sugar Medications NSAIDS Acid Blockers

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