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Case Study: How safe is your teen’s strength and conditioning program?

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Acclaimed Wisconsin-area high school strength and conditioning coach advises parents to ask these 10 important questions.

TSAC Report – July 2020 Research Column

April 9, 2021

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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Combining Physical and Mental Training

June 1, 2017

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Much in the same way that a single movement or a single workout does not make or break a training cycle, the same holds true for mental skills. The challenge is that the strength and conditioning coach will likely need to reach out to another professional trained in sport psychology to help establish the plan and construct the appropriate interventions.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach physical training mental training sport psychology

Understanding Weight Bias among Personal Trainers and Practical Strategies

March 4, 2022

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This article seeks to explore weight bias and provide strategies to reduce weight bias behaviors.

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Carissa Gump - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 15

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This episode of the NSCA Coaching Podcast presents drug testing and anti-doping initiatives in elite sport. Team USA 2008 Olympian, Carissa Gump, discusses how her journey as an international level weightlifter led to her becoming an ambassador for fair competition. Gump shares lessons from overcoming a career-threatening injury prior to the 2008 Olympics, with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, and how a passion for supporting athletes has fueled her career as a sport business executive. Learn about opportunities that the NSCA Foundation has for aspiring strength and conditioning professionals, and how the NSCA Foundation serves to promote the philanthropy of the coaching profession. Learn more about clean sport and anti-doping by taking the USADA Coach’s Advantage Course for 0.2 NSCA CEUs. Check out NSCA Foundation resources to discover grants and scholarships available for strength and conditioning professionals. More episode links: USADA – U.S. Anti-Doping Agency TrueSport – Education for Coaches, Athletes, and Parents NSF for Sport – NSF Certified Nutritional Products Listing Global DRO – Drug Reference Online Drug Free Sport – Anti-Doping Services and Education Email Carissa at carissa.gump@nsca.com| Connect with Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Are the Seated Leg Extension, Leg Curl, and Adduction Machine Exercises Non-Functional or Risky?

June 1, 2017

Article

This article highlights the scientific evidence on exercises like the seated leg extension, leg curl, and adduction machines to highlight their potential benefits on enhanced performance and potentially reducing injury risk.

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From the Field – What Being a Good Personal Trainer Really Involves

May 7, 2021

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This article gives readers a personal insight into the qualities that a successful and credible personal trainer should have.

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How to Promote and Sell Multiple Personal Training Options with Layered Pricing

October 1, 2015

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One the fastest growing trends in the fitness industry over recent years has been the increase of personal training studios. Learn how to identify the varied services that can be offered at the personal training studio, and how to promote and sell in a layered pricing format.

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An Introduction for Parents: What is Long-Term Athletic Development?

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What does LTAD mean and how can parents get more involved with their child’s athletic development? Rick Howard provides an overview of youth development, important concepts to understand, ways to impact physical development, signs of overtraining, and further resources that are a great refresher for coaches and can be passed onto parents.

A Quarterback-Specific Movement Program

April 1, 2019

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The football quarterback (QB) is a unique position in sport. To throw or pass the ball, the QB needs to incorporate nearly every muscle in the body in a very precise sequence to optimally release the ball with the right amount of power, spin, and precision. Specific movement patterns are suggested to optimize the performance of a QB.

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