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What is a Special Population?

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Introducing the National Strength and Conditioning Association's new Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS) credential, established in 2012 to address the fitness needs of individuals afflicted by chronic or temporary health conditions.

Continuous Quality Improvement to Ensure Personal Training Scope of Practice

April 1, 2016

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With the pervasiveness of chronic disease, personal trainers need to be vigilant in their efforts to gain new clients and retain current clients, while maintaining the scope of practice boundaries. By reviewing the needs and expectations of customers and stakeholders, a process for improving service can be developed.

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Training Considerations for Swimming in Older Adults

June 1, 2017

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Swimming is a form of exercise that has minimal impact on body joints as it applies a lower amount of stress compared to other popular activities, such as walking. This article offers different methods of swimming that improve overall health aimed for the maturing adult.

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Effects of Exercise on Type 2 Diabetes—Part 1

June 4, 2016

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While pharmaceutical treatment is complex, dynamic, and important for optimal glycemic control, exercise clearly plays a critical, but often overlooked, role in the overall treatment plan for patients with T2D or those at risk of developing it.

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Understanding the Physiological Limiting Factors of VO2max

December 17, 2018

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Determining VO2max can be useful in all areas of health, from potential diagnosis of heart disease in the elderly to measuring peak performance in elite athletes. This article will discuss the physiological limiting factors of VO2max and the role each plays in cardiovascular improvement.

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Defining, Measuring, and Monitoring Resilience for the Tactical Professional: Part 1 – Allostatic Load Theory: Principles for the Tactical Professional at Home and on the Job

February 4, 2022

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This article defines and reviews the allostatic load theory in tactical personnel.

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Simplifying the Rules to Programming for Special Populations

April 30, 2018

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By reviewing this simplified process of obtaining a client’s health history and physician release, designing an exercise routine with modified exercises, and providing exercises for paid clients versus general members, NSCA-CPTs can be confident prescribing a routine for those who suffer from chronic or temporary health issues.

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Effect of Alternative Low-Impact Physical Activity and Exercise on Older Adults

January 29, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the various types of low-impact activities and their associated cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits.

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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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