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Attenuating Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Untrained Individuals

January 1, 2014

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The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast popular methods used to reduce muscle soreness. The article looks at caffeine, cold water therapy, BCAAs and aerobic exercise and briefly examines their efficacy in treating DOMS.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease caffeine to treat muscle soreness BCAAs to treat muscle soreness BCAAs to treat DOMS caffeine to treat DOMS how to treat DOMS cold water therapy cryotherapy DOMS muscle soreness

Dynamic Warm-Ups for the Land-Based Athlete

August 24, 2018

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One way to potentially lower an athlete’s susceptibility to injury is a proper warm-up protocol. Warm-ups can potentially aid in injury prevention as a result of optimized movement preparation, and it can also reduce muscle soreness and improve performance.

Coaches Program design Dynamic Warm-Ups Static Stretching Static vs Dynamic Stretching Programming Warm-Ups

Omega-3 Intake—Its Impact on Health and Muscle

April 1, 2015

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Omega-3 fatty acids not only have positive impacts on the eyes, heart, brain, and joints, but also on muscle tissue. Omega-3 is a very important nutrient that can help an individual achieve optimal health and performance.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition strength training Omega-3 FFAs sports nutrition

Does Cryotherapy Work? A Look at the Evidence

September 24, 2018

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Whole body cryotherapy through cold air exposure has been used to accelerate recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. Questions remain, such as: does cryotherapy work, is there a minimum effective dose, and if so, what is it?

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Strength Training, 2nd Edition

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Caffeine – Practical Applications for Coaches

October 1, 2019

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This article discusses the background, statistics, mechanisms, timing, dosing, influences, and practical applications for the use of caffeine as an ergogenic aid.

Coaches Exercise Science Nutrition Caffeine Dietary Supplement Dosing Timing Ergogenic Aid Caffeine Habituation Modes of Delivery

Reconditioning from Sedentariness

July 29, 2019

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With the rapid development of technology, the daily demands for physical activity are significantly reduced. This article details four distinct phases for personal trainers to implement when working with clients coming from sedentary lifestyles.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lifestyle Change Sedentary Client Non-Exercise-Based Physical Activity

Introduction to Dynamic Warm-Up

June 1, 2017

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Interest is growing in warm-up procedures that involve dynamic activities and sport-specific movements that maximize active ranges of motion at different movement-specific speeds while preparing the body for the demands of sport training and competition.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique warm-up dynamic warm-up strength and conditioning

Overtraining

May 1, 2017

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Understanding how the body adapts to the overload of aerobic exercise is critical to designing effective exercise training programs, monitoring exercise responses and progress, and assessing training outcomes.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Overtraining overreaching how to avoid overtraining detraining overtraining syndrome

Transferring Physical Conditioning Principles to Practice to Enhance Performance in Tactical Personnel

July 22, 2019

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This article provides methods used by tactical facilitators, related research articles, and professional interviews to demonstrate how physical conditioning facilitates the transition from practice to duty for service members, including law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel.

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