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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

Quantifying Training and Competition Load

August 6, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science highlights the importance of quantifying training load for both programming and monitoring an athlete’s progression or regression over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Training Load Player Load RPE GPS

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.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Carmine Grieco Mike Reeder

Time Course of Physiological and Anatomical Changes

April 3, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essential of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explores the neural and muscular adaptations to training over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Neural Adaptations Peripheral Adaptations Skeletal Muscle Training Intensity

Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise

June 1, 2017

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Oxygen uptake (or consumption) is a measure of a person’s ability to take in oxygen and deliver it to the working tissues, and the ability of working tissues to use oxygen. During low-intensity exercise with a constant power output, oxygen uptake increases for the first few minutes until a steady state of uptake is reached.

Coaches Exercise Science oxygen uptake oxygen consumption aerobic exercise anaerobic exercise EPOC

Comparing Metabolic Rate Measurement Methods

May 1, 2017

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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

Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 2: Time Carbohydrate Restriction

August 19, 2019

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This is the second part of a two-part series that investigates the effects of dietary carbohydrate availability on exercise performance and how specifically timed restriction of carbohydrates may also paradoxically enhance exercise performance in the medium and long term.

Personal trainers Nutrition Carbohydrates Carbohydrate Restriction Glycogen Calorie Intake

Designing a Specific Energy System Program

August 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Nelson Ayotte—the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the St. Louis Blues National Hockey League (NHL) team—explains how to design and implement a specific energy systems program at the elite level. Ayotte demonstrates the characteristics of each of the three energy systems and their trainability, and explores how to understand the energy demands of a sport by analysis of its characteristics, competition intensity, and duration of efforts and recovery periods.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Energy Demands Hockey Strength and Conditioning NHL Recovery Ice Hockey

Integration of Endurance Resistance Training

May 1, 2017

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When integrating resistance training, endurance athletes must ensure that the sessions or workouts are sequenced in the context of the overall workload. Giving careful thought to these factors when designing the training plan will increase the chances of success.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design endurance training strength training weight training

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