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Risk Factors Requiring Wellness Interventions

November 6, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explains the importance of wellness programs for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Wellness Interventions Tactical Sleep Disruption Stress Nutrition

Establishing a Physical Fitness Assessment and Training Program in a Large Metropolitan Law Enforcement Organization

June 4, 2021

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This article is a personal perspective of creating and providing a fitness assessment and resistance training program from scratch to a large law enforcement organization.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Law Enforcement SWOT Academy TSAC-F Fitness and Wellness

Overcoming Challenges Associated with Training Youth Athletes

April 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning professionals must be proactive in fighting the challenges associated with time constraints and overtraining with their youth athletes. By applying the strategies explained in this article, a strength and conditioning professional can help a youth athlete perform at a high level when it matters the most.

Coaches Program design sports performance weight training overtraining strength training youth athletes hs-coaching

A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 2

March 5, 2021

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Part 2 of this article series explores the possible benefits of mindful meditation for coach development as well as how it can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

Coaches Professional Development Mindful Meditation Stress Management Reflection Coach-Athlete Relationship

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

Improving Recovery for Tactical Athletes

September 16, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help provide recommendations of overall recovery modalities for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Program design Recovery Tactical Athletes Nutrition Sleep

Strength Training Practices for Rowing – Part 3 – Conditioning Training

September 11, 2020

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This is the third and final article of a series on strength training practices for rowing and will focus on the energy systems development of rowing athletes.

Coaches Program design Rowing Energy Systems Development Heart Rate Breathing Strategies

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 69: Molly Galbraith

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Molly Galbraith, Woman-in-Charge at Girls Gone Strong, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about the history of bringing Girls Gone Strong to fruition and filling the void of fitness information geared towards women. Topics under discussion include getting involved with the fitness industry and the NSCA, how to better coach women in a fitness setting, and creating educational content to support those who want to learn more. Find Molly on Instagram: @themollygalbraith or @thegirlsgonestrong

Coaches Professional Development

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 60: Kurt Hester

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Kurt Hester, Head of Sports Performance at Louisiana Tech University, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about his journey from weight lifting at 12 years old to training collegiate football athletes today. Topics under discussion include starting a business, pioneering strength and conditioning, and the interview process. Find Kurt on Twitter: @thekurthester or on Instagram: @hesterkurt | Find Scott on Instagram: @coachcaulfield

Coaches Professional Development

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 51: Hunter Schurrer

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Hunter Schurrer, Contracted Human Performance Specialist for Fort Lewis Washington 1st Special Forces Group talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about Coach Schurrer’s experience working with collegiate athletes, his mentors at the beginning of his S&C career, and his transition from D1 athletics to Tactical Strength and Conditioning. Topics under discussion include coaching colligate athletes, transitioning to the tactical setting, and training special forces groups.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Professional Development

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