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The Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

October 11, 2019

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In this session from 2019 Coaches Conference, Paul Laursen, co-author of the book “Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training: Solutions to the Programming Puzzle,” explains the physiological targets of high-intensity interval training and how to design and manipulate variables for a variety of applications.

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Sprint Interval Training

June 1, 2017

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This study assessed the performance effects of a novel short-term and highly accessible training protocol based on maximal shuttle runs in the field.

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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.

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Aerobic Endurance Training Strategies

June 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.

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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.

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Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training for Athletic, General, and Clinical Populations

August 14, 2020

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The goal of this brief review is to describe what classifies as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and summarize the potential benefits for various populations: athletic, general, and clinical.

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Polarized Endurance Training (PET) for Cardiovascular Endurance Optimization

June 1, 2017

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There is growing evidence that polarized endurance training is a promising method for optimizing a tactical athlete’s cardiovascular system, preparing for physical performance tests, allowing for a more full recovery during deployment, and allowing for safer return to duty after injury or deployment.

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Fartlek Training with Personal Training Clients

April 3, 2020

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This article explains Fartlek training as well as how it can be programmed and individualized for different clients.

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Abstracts

Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). See the Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines for more information (below). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

Sport Performance and Heart Rate

July 10, 2020

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This article reviews the use of heart rate as a way to program cardiovascular exercise.

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