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Abstracts

Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). See the Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines for more information (below). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

Coaches Nutrition diet fad diet paleo diet gluten free diet intermittent fasting sport nutrition NSCA Coach

Pick Your Protein

December 1, 2015

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How can tactical athletes ensure they are getting enough protein, what is the best timing for protein intake, and what should they look for in a protein supplement?

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition evaluating protein supplements protein supplements best protein timing protein

Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 2: Time Carbohydrate Restriction

August 19, 2019

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This is the second part of a two-part series that investigates the effects of dietary carbohydrate availability on exercise performance and how specifically timed restriction of carbohydrates may also paradoxically enhance exercise performance in the medium and long term.

Personal trainers Nutrition Carbohydrates Carbohydrate Restriction Glycogen Calorie Intake

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

Milk – A Multi-Faceted Food

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the macronutrients and micronutrients that are in milk and provides information to help athletes better comprehend the benefits of consuming milk as part of their nutritional intake.

Coaches Nutrition Nutrition Milk Recovery Calcium Vitamins

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?

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Recovery Alternative Methods Cryotherapy

What is in Your Smoothie?

September 1, 2015

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Not all smoothies are made the same, and due to the nature of process (i.e., mixing of ingredients), oftentimes the nutritional information provided may not be exactly reflected

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition muscle building smoothie chromium dietary supplement fat burning smoothie protein smoothie whey protein

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

Considerations for Transitioning to Online Personal Training

August 13, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide the reader some direction and suggestions for how to make the transition to online personal training smooth and successful.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Online Personal Training Clients Schedule SAID Principle

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