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Aerobic Endurance Training Strategies

May 1, 2017

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Various aspects of resistance training, such as specific exercises chosen, workout structure, resistance used, volume (repetitions and sets), rest intervals between sets, and training frequency, can be manipulated to mold the strength training program to best meet an endurance athlete’s goals.

Coaches Program design coaching attentional styles attentional focus sport psychology strength and conditioning

High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

May 6, 2019

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High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

Coaches Program design Resistance Training High Intensity Training HIIT High Impact Training

The Intensity of Hockey Games in the NHL: In-Game Demands of Forwards and Defensemen

February 9, 2020

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This infographic breaks down the demands that forwards and defensemen face in official National Hockey League (NHL) games.

Coaches Program design Infographics Distance Per Minute Ice Hockey Game Demands NHL

Optimization of the Critical Speed Concept to Tactical Professionals and Load Carriage

July 3, 2020

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From the NSCA’s 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Nathan Dicks explains the Critical Speed Concept. He presents the normative data, parameters for tactical professionals, and how it can be modeled with load carriage for use in prescribing high-intensity interval training.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Load Carriage TSAC-F Firefighters ROTC Soldiers Police 3MT Test

Energy Dynamics During Exercise

June 1, 2017

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Knowing when to train and how much time to devote to training each of the three energy systems is an important ingredient of success in endurance sports. This knowledge is also reflected in a well-designed and scientifically-based training plan.

Coaches Exercise Science kinetic select endurance exercise endurance training strength and conditioning

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

Preparatory Period

September 4, 2020

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This excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning outlines what training typically looks like in the preparatory period, or off-season.

Coaches Program design Preparatory Period Off-Season Hypertrophy Strength Endurance Basic Strength

Repeated Sprint Ability: Bridging the Gap between Science and Application

December 1, 2016

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Repeated sprint ability (RSA) may be one of the most important factors to consider when developing strength and conditioning programs for high-intensity repeated sprint sports. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Coaches Conference, Ernie Rimer reviews the latest science behind RSA, compares the pros and cons of RSA protocols performed in the laboratory and in the field, and suggests methods to improve RSA.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Strength and Power Conditioning Speed and Agility RSA Repeated Sprint Ability

Lactate—A Multi-Faceted Metabolite

October 25, 2019

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This article discusses lactate testing as a cost-effective alternative way to create advanced exercise prescriptions, as well as opening the possibility of being a new biomarker of metabolic health for personal trainers.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Lactate Biomarker Metabolic Health Anaerobic Glycolysis

Effects of Exercise on Hypertension—Part 3

June 1, 2017

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Lifestyle modification, including exercise, is important for both preventing and treating hypertension. More recent guidelines for treating hypertension have increased emphasis on lifestyle factors, such as exercise. As fitness professionals, it is important to educate and encourage clients with hypertension on the importance of exercise in their overall health.

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