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Don't Be a Pig: Rethinking Training Practice for the Antifragile Athlete

July 31, 2016

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The framework of the athlete system is fragile, and thus susceptible to the “black swan” injury event. In this session from the 2016 NSCA National Conference, Greg Myer explains how to develop a training model focused on anti-fragility, by which athletes train to continuously regenerate and increase performance through the integration of random events, stressors, and volatility into their training regimen.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Injury Prevention ACL Injury ACL Injury Prevention Injury Prevention Programs

Comparing Metabolic Rate Measurement Methods

May 1, 2017

Article

Although accelerometers, pedometers, heart rate monitors, and questionnaires are not as accurate as direct and indirect calorimetry in determining metabolic rate, these less expensive tools can be used to create exercise plans, particularly those focused on health promotion and fitness.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment metabolism metabolic rate fitness health and wellness

A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 1

January 1, 2021

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In the first of a two part series, this article explores the possible benefits for strength and conditioning coach development and discusses how mindful meditation can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

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Considering the Culture within the Training Facility

June 1, 2017

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This article explores what a facility-level culture may look like, identifies some of the expected benefits of purposely developing that culture, and discusses some misalignment between what coaches say they want the culture to feel like and the message the athletes are likely to receive.

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Recovery Strategies in Air Force Special Warfare Training

July 1, 2022

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The goal of this article is to overview the most evidenced-based recovery strategies that are promoted in United States Air Force Special Warfare.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 8: Ron McKeefery

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Ron McKeefery, Vice President of Performance and Education for PLAE, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about how he got started with the Iron Game Chalk Talk, his involvement with the NSCA, the value in attending and putting on events, the future of the profession, decision paralysis, and creating culture in the weight room.

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Implementing Strength Training to Improve Ruck March Capacity

April 17, 2020

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This article describes the various strength training processes that can be implemented to build a soldier’s ruck march capacity.

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Sport Performance and Heart Rate

July 10, 2020

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This article reviews the use of heart rate as a way to program cardiovascular exercise.

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The Experience Is Just as Important as the Results—Building a Successful Fitness Business Beyond Exercise

July 1, 2015

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To build a successful business and reputation, personal trainers must do more than get their clients physical results; they must also create a positive experience. That experience must be inviting, engaging, and consistent if personal trainers want to make a real impact on their community and bottom line.

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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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