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The Power Position—Characteristics and Coaching Points

August 24, 2018

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The power position is an integral position for a variety of power lifting movements. Athletes can develop their power position via an integrated approach involving sound exercise selection and purposeful instruction leading to enhanced strength and technique.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Power Position Olympic Weightlifting Power Position Technique Coaching Ques Weightlifting

Trainer Tips: Hypertrophy

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design hypertrophy infographics

Bearing the Cold—Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

January 1, 2016

Article

Knowing the risks of cold weather training is only half the battle. It is important to be familiar with a proper risk management strategy to help guide decision-making that can enhance safety and exercise performance.

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Performance through Durability: Integrating Strength and Conditioning in a Sports Performance Department

January 30, 2016

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The ability of strength and conditioning professionals to bridge the gap between sports medicine and coaching is the focus of this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Coaches Conference. Coach Ted Perlak explains why coaches should take into account the “why” and the “how” more so than the “what.”

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A SWOT Analysis of the Scope of Practice for Personal Trainers

January 1, 2014

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Optimize quality of care and mitigate potential litigation in your personal training practice through a clear understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of personal training.

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Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

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TSAC Report 40 Research Review

September 1, 2016

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This article is part of a continuing series that examines pertinent and recent tactical strength and conditioning research reviews.

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Exercise and Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain—A Review and Recommendations for Personal Trainers

October 22, 2018

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Many personal trainers work with clients who are dealing with musculoskeletal pain that has negative consequences both on the client’s ability to exercise and their activities of daily living. This article discusses the different types of pain, and describes targeted approaches for training clients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.

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Principle-Based Program Design—A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide

April 1, 2015

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Although most resources on program design review the foundational scientific principles of training, they often fail to provide practical strategies that strength and conditioning professionals need in order to apply these principles successfully. To help bridge the gap between science and application, this article provides a simple and practical, step-by-step system for applying the scientific principles of training into the program design process.

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Strength Zone Training – True Full Range of Motion Strength Training

July 17, 2020

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This article discusses how personal trainers can utilize the strength zone training system in order to develop true full range of motion strength, and thus help clients perform better and further reduce injury risk.

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