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Trainer Tips: Resistance Training for Women

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Personal trainers Exercise Science trainer tips women infographics

Effects and Implementation of Exercise during Pregnancy

April 16, 2021

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This article will briefly discuss physiological and psychological adaptations, as well as review general guidelines for beginning aerobic and resistance training exercise during pregnancy.

Personal trainers Program design Pregnancy Posture Pelvic Floor Musculature Abdominal Pressure

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The NSCA has ten committees, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the NSCA. Learn more about how our committees serve Certification, Conferences, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Finance, Membership, Nominations*, Research, State/Provincial Directors, and Women.

Bioenergetic Demands of American Football—Considerations for Developing a Preparatory Conditioning Program

May 6, 2019

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This article is intended to provide an understanding of the demands of football from a bioenergetic perspective and provides a framework in which strength and conditioning professionals can design conditioning plans that focus on preparing athletes for competition.

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Dietary Fat and Performance

May 1, 2017

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Dietary fat has both long-term and short-term effects on an athlete and athletic performance. “Fat loading” as a strategy to improve athletic performance remains unproven.

Coaches Nutrition dietary fat fat loading exercise nutrition

Growth Hormone Responses to Stress

June 1, 2017

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Growth hormone release is affected by the type of resistance training protocol used, including the duration of rest periods. Short rest period types of workouts result in greater serum concentrations compared to long rest protocols of similar total work; however, at present it is not clear how the various molecular forms or types of growth hormones are affected by rest period duration.

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Strength Training and Endurance Athletes

November 1, 2014

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High-intensity strength training paired with explosive, high-velocity movements is suggested to enhance endurance performance. It is recommended that a practical approach be taken when implementing this model of strength training, which would involve a thorough preparatory period.

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Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 2

June 4, 2021

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In the second of this two part series, this article will discuss program design with an emphasis on integrating lower limb plyometric training into soccer training to enhance power actions, as well as, consider high school athletes’ biological characteristics and long-term athletic development (LTAD).

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design High School LTAD Plyometrics Maturation Power Soccer

Reexamining the Approach to Training for Sports by Investigating the Subdisciplines of Kinesiology

April 1, 2014

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This article argues that strength and conditioning coaches should investigate the subdisciplines of kinesiology as an approach to strength and conditioning for primarily anaerobic sports such as football and volleyball.

Coaches Exercise Science Organization and Administration strength and conditioning workouts kinesiology strength and conditioning sport training

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