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Conditioning Program Design Workshop

January 29, 2018

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Learn practical drills, exercises, and how to properly implement conditioning protocols into a team setting. Ron McKeefery explains the scientific rational behind anaerobic and aerobic conditioning methods and how to use a systematic approach to build a successful conditioning program. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, McKeefery also provides examples of fun, safe, and effective routines.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Conditioning Programs Aerobic Training Aerobic Training Program

Stability and Weightlifting—Mechanics of Stabilization—Part 1

January 1, 2016

Article

This article covers the anatomy and mechanics of spinal stabilization and how to properly brace for both maximal and sub-maximal lifts. Because of the forces that are generated by, and transmitted through, the body during resistance training, having a sound understanding of stabilization is paramount for safe and effective training.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design biomechanics strength training weightlifting

Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries—A Review for Fitness Professionals

January 1, 2015

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Because a client’s functional abilities will change in each of the tissue healing phases, the fitness professional must understand the time it takes to heal and the science behind each phase in order to prescribe safe exercises for clients in those phases.

Personal trainers Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease musculoskeletal injury recovering from injury overtraining

Certification Overview

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NSCA certifications can help differentiate you from the competition while joining the ranks of some of the top experts in the industry. Learn about the strength and conditioning certifications offered by the NSCA.

Position Statements

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Position statements are official statements of the NSCA on topics related to strength and conditioning and exercise science. All NSCA Position Statements are published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research® and free to the public.

SCJ 43.6 Considerations for the Pregnant Endurance Athlete

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It is well known that moderate exercise during pregnancy benefits maternal and fetal well-being. The benefits of more vigorous exercise for pregnant women are less clear. The boundaries of safe exercise during pregnancy remain a matter for continued research, which is important to the growing number of female athletes who plan on becoming pregnant. The purpose of this article is to discuss the existing research related to the physiological concerns of the pregnant endurance athlete specifically. Because endurance training includes prolonged and repetitive exercise bouts at varying intensities, topics will include the effect of high-intensity exercise on uterine blood flow and thermoregulation, metabolic, and musculoskeletal changes in pregnancy.

Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters

June 1, 2017

Article

Providing a safe and effective youth strength and conditioning program is only the foundation of their long-term athletic development.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Youth Training Srength and Conditioning Coaching LTAD Athletic Development

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