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Programming the General Population for Optimal Fitness—10 Important Movement Patterns

November 26, 2018

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Developing a program for a general population client requires understanding their movement needs. Expand your training programs by implementing all ten of the major human movement patterns.

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Needs Analysis for Injury Prevention

May 1, 2017

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By understanding the means by which athletes encounter risk, strength and conditioning professionals can integrate exercise programs that may offset one of the steps toward injuries.

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Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning for the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says

May 1, 2016

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The path to actual integration of mental and physical training for the tactical athlete is paved with growing empiricism. The current challenge is to sustain creative development of functional approaches and demonstrate that integration can deliver potential benefits.

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Purposes of Assessment

May 1, 2017

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The purposes of assessment are to gather baseline data and to provide a basis for developing goals and effective exercise programs. Gathering and evaluating the various pieces of information give the personal trainer a broader perspective of the client. The process and the data collected assist the trainer in identifying potential areas of injury and reasonable starting points for recommended intensities and volumes of exercise based on the goals and fitness outcomes.

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Sample Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex Strengthening Program

June 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week lumbo-pelvic hip complex strengthening program with the intended goal of improving vertical jumping ability and landing mechanics without the addition of plyometric or jumping/landing drills.

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2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 NSCA Award Winners!

Designing Speed Training Sessions

November 8, 2019

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This book excerpt discusses how to maximize sprint quality during training sessions.

Coaches Program design Speed Training Sprint Quality High-Intensity Sprints

Anaerobic Training and Electromyography Studies

November 26, 2018

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This Kinetic Select excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition describes the results from electromyography (EMG) studies on the neural adaptations to anaerobic training.

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Athlete Safety

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The top concern of strength coaches should always be athlete safety. For this reason, the NSCA has compiled a list of resources to raise the standard of care when working as a strength coach at any level. By reading and sharing these examples of standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, position statements on vital topics, mental health best practices, and more, strength coaches can push to increase the safety of athletes around the world.

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