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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

Clinical Application of Eccentric Training

March 1, 2015

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This article addresses the implications and clinical applications of eccentric training. It also provides general exercise guidelines and future directions of eccentric training.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Eccentric training

Tendinopathy and a Preventative Management Strategy for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

April 2, 2014

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Tendinopathy is a pathological condition that occurs when a tendon is repeatedly injured and degenerately breaks down. Specific exercise programming may help prevent tendinitis from occurring.

Personal trainers Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease tendinopathy preventing overuse injuries tendon injury Tendinitis

Sample Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex Strengthening Program

June 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week lumbo-pelvic hip complex strengthening program with the intended goal of improving vertical jumping ability and landing mechanics without the addition of plyometric or jumping/landing drills.

Personal trainers Exercise Science lumbo-pelvic hip complex lumbo-pelvic strengthening injury risk vertical jump

Personal Training for the Sedentary Office Worker

April 2, 2015

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No training program can completely eliminate the risk of cardiovascular disease or low back pain, but some steps can be taken to decrease the likelihood of being afflicted by either.

Personal trainers Program design preventing back pain personal trainers cardiovascular disease Low back pain

Practical Applications for Rotational Power Training

June 1, 2017

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As rotation, power, and rotational power are all common pieces of everyday life, it is important to train for efficiency in the movements. This article addresses the specific approaches rotational training can have in an individual’s strength program to address core integrity, synergistic muscular systems, and overall athletic capabilities as it relates to aging.

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Considerations for Utilizing Manual Resistance Training

April 2, 2016

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Manual resistance training (MRT) can be an effective, low-cost, and easy-to-perform training modality. It can be performed in many situations regardless of space, equipment availability, and performance level.

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Resistance Training Progressions for the Older Adult – Deadlifts

November 12, 2021

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This article details the proper pick up, or deadlift, technique for the older adult, including progressions of three exercises that can aid in their ability to perform them properly.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Older Adult Resistance Training Deadlift Sarcopenia

Using Social Media to Build Your Business

October 28, 2013

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The NSCA provides career-focused benefit videos designed to help members gain expert insight, knowledge and tips to help further their careers.Mark Nutting presents, "Using Social Media to Build Your Business"

Personal trainers Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Social Media Using Social Media Building a Business Marketing Networking Fitness Industry

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