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Taking the Training Outdoors

March 1, 2014

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This article includes examples of exercises that can be incorporated into a training program that is performed outdoors. Take advantage of warm weather with these suggestions.

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Breathing and Postural Control: The Missing Link in Your Training Program?

July 28, 2014

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Dr. Arianne Missimer talks about the importance of breath and posture, and their effect on the body's systems. Dr. Missimer discusses a number of factors, including the role of the inner core, postural stability, and functional vs. dysfunctional breathing.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Breathing Exercises Posture Posture Stability Dysfunctional Breathing Body Systems

Home Training Methods: Improving Strength, Power and Hypertrophy Performance Attributes with Limited Equipment

May 28, 2021

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This article, tailored to individuals who do not have access to traditional equipment, will explore the exercise methods that less-impacted populations utilize during the shutdowns, and examine how those training effects can benefit strength-, power-, and hypertrophy-minded athletes.

Personal trainers Program design Aerobic Training High-Intensity Interval Training Lighter-Load Training Mind/Body Training

Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 2 – Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Program

January 28, 2019

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This second article of a two-part series continues the discussion of long-term athletic development (LTAD). This article provides practical application of the LTAD principles by examining two sample programs.

Coaches Nutrition Program design Organization and Administration LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Youth Training Youth Sports Program Design Peak Height Velocity hs-coaching

How to Modify the Back Squat for Lower Back Pain

December 2, 2022

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This article seeks to provide personal trainers with eight brief modifications that clients can benefit from if they suffer from both acute and chronic lower back pain (LBP).

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Take Rotational Training to the Next Level

July 1, 2014

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This article explains what rotational suspension bodyweight training is and how it is different from traditional suspension bodyweight training.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design core training exercises exercises for the core Rotational training

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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Introduction to Dynamic Warm-Up

June 1, 2017

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Interest is growing in warm-up procedures that involve dynamic activities and sport-specific movements that maximize active ranges of motion at different movement-specific speeds while preparing the body for the demands of sport training and competition.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique warm-up dynamic warm-up strength and conditioning

Training Clients with Multiple Sclerosis – Evidence-Based Recommendations

June 10, 2022

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This article aims to help personal trainers understand the unique symptoms accompanying multiple sclerosis, how exercise recommendations change based on disease progression, and which techniques to best program for your client.

Personal trainers Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Multiple Sclerosis Autoimmune Neurodegenerative Disease Fatigue

Unintended Consequences of Too Much Discipline

December 24, 2018

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This article reviews the day-to-day operations of a strength and conditioning coach in the collegiate setting and identifies key factors that affect common coaching practices and athletic performance. Development of a dominant coaching style in controlling time, space, flow, and efficiency is examined to avoid problems and unintended negative consequences.

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