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Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 2: Time Carbohydrate Restriction

August 19, 2019

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This is the second part of a two-part series that investigates the effects of dietary carbohydrate availability on exercise performance and how specifically timed restriction of carbohydrates may also paradoxically enhance exercise performance in the medium and long term.

Personal trainers Nutrition Carbohydrates Carbohydrate Restriction Glycogen Calorie Intake

Critical Evaluation of the Wim Hof Method

March 19, 2021

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Through this article, personal trainers should understand the extremes of the Wim Hof method, and instead encourage clients to follow scientifically-backed deep breathing and cold therapy practices to supplement a well-rounded exercise program.

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Varying Tempo for Hypertrophy

June 1, 2017

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Due to the principle of specificity, training should be tailored to the goal of the lifter in terms of the prioritization of strength, hypertrophy, health, and functional outcomes. If the goal is muscular hypertrophy, it may be beneficial to vary the repetition range, and to utilize a variety of loads and loading strategies in the pursuit of maximizing hypertrophy.

Personal trainers Exercise Science hypertrophy building muscle strength training weight training

Committees

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The NSCA has ten committees, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the NSCA. Learn more about how our committees serve Certification, Conferences, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Finance, Membership, Nominations*, Research, State/Provincial Directors, and Women.

From the Field – What Being a Good Personal Trainer Really Involves

May 7, 2021

Article

This article gives readers a personal insight into the qualities that a successful and credible personal trainer should have.

Personal trainers Professional Development Personal Trainer Communication Referral Clients

Mindset and Nutrition – How Different Emotional States Affect the Way People Interact with and Make Food Choices

March 27, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to evaluate the leading mindset, behavioral, and psychological factors controlling food intake, as well as, educate professionals on how to assist with developing healthier nutrition practices.

Personal trainers Nutrition Stress Anxiety Depression Mindset Influence Nutrition

Cross Education with the Post-Rehabilitation Process

December 18, 2020

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During the rehabilitation process, a client may need therapy outside of the personal trainer’s scope of practice. This article discusses safe and effective modalities that personal trainers can use with clients in the post-rehabilitation phase process.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 46: Bobby Smith

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Bobby Smith, owner and Director of Sports Performance at Reach Your Potential Training, talks to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about the transition to owning his own facility and his impact on youth athletes. Topics under discussion include Smith’s education and previous athletic experience that led him to sports performance, being the owner of a sports performance facility, and his impact on youth athletes.

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The Role of Exercise in Anxiety and Depression: Background and Practical Considerations

June 1, 2017

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Evidence suggests a positive relationship between physical activity, exercise, and mental health. Exercise as a treatment modality is now being considered alongside psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches, and the role of specifically trained exercise specialists and personal trainers is an important component of the multi-disciplinary team.

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Low Back Pain—The Mobility-Stability Continuum

August 13, 2018

Article

Nearly all fitness professionals are forced to address low back pain (LBP) to some extent, regardless of the age or population with which they work. The purpose of this article is to shed light on contemporary research surrounding LBP.

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