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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 2: The Solution

March 1, 2015

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This article provides a proposed holistic solution to increase functional, quality movement among Marines, thereby increasing physical performance, reducing injuries, and developing more effective warfighters.

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Becoming a Special Populations Personal Trainer

June 1, 2017

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In this career series article, developing personal training skills to train special populations is discussed; it includes starting out as a novice through the expert level.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1

June 1, 2017

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Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.

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Monitoring Fatigue from A to Z

February 2, 2015

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All stressors affect training, Dr. Bryan Mann says in this lecture from Coaches Conference 2015. No matter the source of the stress - strength training, conditioning, classes, relationship or family - stress is systemic within the body. As a result, it is critical to monitor the stress load on your athletes to ensure maximal results, and it's easy to do - all you need is a pencil and paper.

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Incorporating Training Load Monitoring into Fitness Programming: A Review of Practical Tools for Fitness Providers

October 8, 2018

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In recent years, performance and prevention strategies have grown to include monitoring training load (TL) to understand fatigue and the potential effects of fatigue on training adaptation and performance.

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Skill-Based Key Performance Indicators

November 3, 2023

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This brief excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science discusses skill-based key performance indicators (KPIs).

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Client Consultation

May 1, 2017

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During the initial interview, the personal trainer and client assess compatibility, develop goals, and establish a client-trainer agreement.

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Stability and the Squat: Front-Loaded versus Back-Loaded Squatting—Part 4

June 1, 2017

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Squatting may be commonplace in the weight room, but proper execution of this great exercise is difficult. Strength and conditioning coaches will need to properly select exercises and cue their athletes in a way that not only allows for a proper stabilizing strategy to occur, but promotes it.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test – Redefining Physical Training for the United States Army

July 29, 2019

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This article describes the transition from the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), as well as the detailed events that make the ACFT.

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