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Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Have Application to Athletic Performance?

April 30, 2021

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This article will review available information about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and practical applications that could be adopted by strength and conditioning coaches.

Coaches Exercise Science Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Recovery Mental Preparation

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 89: Dr. Josiah Igono

Podcast

Josiah Igono, Director of Peak Performance for the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball (MLB) team, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about what defines performance. Topics under discussion include the importance of coaching mental skills, diversifying your skillsets as a coach, and leaving a legacy. Find Dr. Igono on Instagram: @josiahigono or Twitter: @JosiahIgono | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Non-Specific Low-Back Pain and Corrective Exercise Solutions

June 25, 2021

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For those dealing with clients who have back pain, this article focuses on non-specific low-back pain and potential exercise solutions for it.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Back Pain Core Exercises Plank Pelvic Tilt Spine

Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes

April 2, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss caffeine use in tactical populations and provide recommendations for responsible consumption.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Caffeine Coffee Tea Energy Drink Tactical Athlete Dose and Timing

Effect of Alternative Low-Impact Physical Activity and Exercise on Older Adults

January 29, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the various types of low-impact activities and their associated cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Low-Impact Exercise Older Adults Skeletal Muscle Mass Quality of Life

From the Field – Chronicles of a High-Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 17, 2022

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This article provides a personal perspective on the art of coaching that stems from acquired knowledge, education, and real-world application through professional sports experience from working in human performance.

Coaches Professional Development Strength and Conditioning Values Experience Mission Statement Relationships

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

Article

Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

Building Better Athletes Through Increased Self-Confidence

July 1, 2016

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Planning and designing training programs for a new group of athletes (e.g., a new recruiting class or a new coaching job) can be problematic without a base level understanding of the athletes’ current skill levels. This article describes one system that can be used to determine an athlete's self-confidence on different exercises.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design strength training strength and conditioning program design self-confidence Sports Psychology hs-coaching

Assistantship

Are you a young professional looking to broaden your knowledge and career horizons by working with a professional strength and conditioning coach? Apply for the NSCA Foundation Assistantship!

Pre-Workout Supplementation – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 8, 2021

Article

Do you know what is in your client’s pre-workout drinks? This article discusses the most common individual ingredients typically found within pre-workouts and describes “the good, the bad, and the ugly” associated with its usage.

Personal trainers Nutrition Pre-Workout Supplements Ingredients Creatine Dosage Side-Effects

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