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Features, Benefits, and Results—How to Differentiate Yourself in a Competitive Market

October 1, 2014

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By understanding the differences between features, benefits, and results, along with how they impact current or potential clients, personal trainers can separate themselves from the rest of the pack and ensure long-term success of their business.

Personal trainers Professional Development personal training personal training business marketing for personal trainers

Accounting for Mental and Physical Stress in the Law Enforcement Physical Training Schedule

April 1, 2015

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Job descriptions, schedules, personal responsibilities, and physical training experience are all factors that should be taken into account when designing a unique and specialized training program for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease handling stress physical stress Training program design

Exercise Technique—A Simple Approach to Teaching the Power Clean in a Group Environment

June 1, 2017

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There are numerous complexities involved in teaching the Olympic-style lifts. This article explains one way to teach the power clean progression and some coaching cues that can be used to teach sport or tactical athletes in a group setting.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Olympic lifts how to teach the Olympic lifts strength training weightlifting

Utilizing the Priority Training System for First Responders

March 1, 2014

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The “priority training system” is one method first responders can use to ensure adequate exercise while not overexerting to the point that they are too fatigued to perform their jobs.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety over training fatigue recovery first responders priority training system

Training Clients during Pregnancy—Modifications and Considerations

May 13, 2019

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Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Pregnancy Training Pregnant Client Physiological Changes

Balancing High Operational Load While Sustaining Conditioning for Law Enforcement Officers

April 1, 2016

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Specialist law enforcement resources are under constant strain to maintain operational and organizational outcomes. The high operational tempo disturbs many functions including skill enhancement, personal development, work/life balance, and time for physical conditioning.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design managing fatigue Managing stress

Operationalizing Power

June 1, 2017

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Considering that the term "power" typically evokes the perception of high-speed movement, many people are inclined to take the tenets of specificity to literally mean “train fast, be fast.” However, to create the most strategic methods of training and adaptation, it is vital to compartmentalize power into the primary testable and trainable elements.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation power power training strength and conditioning

Becoming a Special Populations Personal Trainer

June 1, 2017

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In this career series article, developing personal training skills to train special populations is discussed; it includes starting out as a novice through the expert level.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Professional Development Career Conference Special Populations CSPS Personal Training healthcare

Basketball Strength Training Abroad—from Personal Experience

January 1, 2015

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Traveling overseas to administer a strength and conditioning program can be an immensely beneficial experience for both the coach and the athlete. It can help build a strong rapport, which can ultimately build more trust and adherence to the training program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning training for basketball strength training for basketball basketball sports training Overseas travel

Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

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Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Movement analysis gait analysis sports performance analysis muscular endurance exercises marathon running

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