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Upper Body Power for Law Enforcement Officers

January 6, 2023

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This article discusses the benefits of an upper body power program for law enforcement officers and how to program this effectively.

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TSAC Report Research Column – December 2020

September 10, 2021

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation

Examining the Efficacy of Common Fitness and Movement Tests—Personal Perspective

June 1, 2017

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In the push for personal training sales, many gyms will use assessment protocols as a way to prove to clients that they can indeed benefit from personal training. This article examines the merits behind this concept.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation PTQ Personal Training exercise assessment sales tactics

How to Successfully Navigate a Client’s Initial Success Session and its Importance

January 1, 2016

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Rushing into administering a training program can greatly hinder long-term gains for the client. This article explains the key components of the client interview, or as it is commonly referred to, “success session.”

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment personal training success session client interview

Considerations for Transitioning to Online Personal Training

August 13, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide the reader some direction and suggestions for how to make the transition to online personal training smooth and successful.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Online Personal Training Clients Schedule SAID Principle

Simplifying the Rules to Programming for Special Populations

April 30, 2018

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By reviewing this simplified process of obtaining a client’s health history and physician release, designing an exercise routine with modified exercises, and providing exercises for paid clients versus general members, NSCA-CPTs can be confident prescribing a routine for those who suffer from chronic or temporary health issues.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment special populations health issues personal training nsca-cpt

Considerations for Opening a Personal Training Studio or Small Gym—It All Adds Up

April 1, 2015

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To assist future personal training entrepreneurs in preparing for the next step in their careers, this article focuses on four facility design components that every studio or small gym should address before opening the doors.

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Semi-Private Training – An Ideal Model for Small Studios and Productive Trainers

March 25, 2019

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David Crump describes how semi-private training can be an effective model for some studio and small gym owners to continue to grow their business and reach individuals.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development Fitness Business Semi-Private Training Personal Training

The ABCs of Long-Term Athletic Development

March 6, 2018

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For emerging athletes to move properly and develop athletic skills, they must first develop proficiency in fundamental motor skills. The ABCs of athleticism, therefore, must reflect the development of fundamental motor skills first, and specific athletic skills second.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Technique Program design LTAD motor skills development long-term athletic development hs-coaching

Quadrathlon – A Test to Measure Improvements in Athletes

October 7, 2022

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This article explains the quadrathlon and how it can help strength coaches measure linear speed, speed-strength (power), and elastic or reactive qualities efficiently.

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