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Are you looking for research-based infographics you can use to educate your clients and athletes? If you’re an NSCA member you can download these resources below, along with referenced discussion points.

Resistance Exercise Programming—A Mixed-Training Approach

July 1, 2014

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Olympic-style lifting, functional training, powerlifting, and bodybuilding should all be considered when designing a program to improve general health, fitness, and functional capacity.

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Single-Leg and Double-Leg Training Implications for Basketball

January 1, 2015

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Both unilateral and bilateral training should be used to optimally develop basketball players. This article compares single-leg and double-leg training options and provides considerations and potential implications for training basketball athletes.

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Sliding Toward Sochi—Part I: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

June 1, 2014

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This article provides an overview of the sporting demands of the bobsled competition in the Sochi Olympic Games, and how the theoretical basis of training attempted to meet these requirements.

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Considerations of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

September 3, 2019

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The innovative technology found in portable BFR training systems can help tactical personnel achieve greater strength and hypertrophic gains, as well as optimize training programs and overall performance.

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Development of Muscle Mass: How Much is Optimum for Performance?

September 3, 2019

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This infographic highlights differences between hypertrophic gains and neural adaptations for optimal athletic performance.

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Dryside Training for Swimmers—Using Ropes to Increase Muscular Endurance

June 1, 2017

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The exercises mentioned in this article are a small sampling of the drills available to the strength and conditioning coach when using rope drills. By adding these movements to a swimmer’s dryside training, swimmers can gain muscular endurance that will complement wetside training.

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The Bilateral Deficit—Plausible Explanations and Solvents

November 1, 2014

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By adhering to the basic principles of training, including progressive overload, periodization, and a safe lifting environment, the bilateral deficit can be improved by the amalgamation of unilateral force production, maximal effort, and repeated effort training.

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Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) History Video

May 1, 2015

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Interested in learning more about tactical strength and conditioning? Check out this short video detailing the history of the NSCA's TSAC program.

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