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The Application of Systematic Goal Setting for Strength and Conditioning Coaches

April 1, 2016

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Research on the benefits of using goals to increase athletic performance has shown that performance generally increases for athletes that use goals consistently. Learn how to move beyond generalities and see how a systematic goal setting approach can be paired with training athletes.

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CSCS Practical/Applied Practice Questions

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The CSCS Practical/Applied Online Practice Question Bundle helps candidates become familiar with the type, scope, and difficulty of the questions on the CSCS Certification exam. The questions assist in developing a better understanding of the content and help to assess relative strength and weaknesses.  They are the same questions included in the CSCS Practice Questions Bundle.  ($129.00 value)

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Helping Motivate Clients—Applications of the Self-Determination Theory

March 1, 2014

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This article provides practical suggestions that personal trainers can use to help their clients become and stay motivated to stick with their exercise routines.

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Critical Evaluation of the Wim Hof Method

March 19, 2021

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Through this article, personal trainers should understand the extremes of the Wim Hof method, and instead encourage clients to follow scientifically-backed deep breathing and cold therapy practices to supplement a well-rounded exercise program.

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Using Feedback Drills to Coach the Turkish Get-Up

July 8, 2019

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This article is an overview of the Turkish get-up movement, as well as cues and drills to help in this movement.

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Giving the Clients What They Want—A Personal Perspective

October 1, 2014

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It is the job of the personal trainer to help clients reach their goals in a safe and effective manner. However, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture of a client’s life and have tunnel vision on specific training aspects that may not matter.

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Case Study: Are Outdated Weight Training Techniques Increasing Your Child’s Injury Risks?

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Castle View High School Strength and Conditioning Coach says science is leading to safer training methods being used in high school weight rooms.

Melatonin Supplementation in Adults – Is it Safe and Effective?

June 11, 2021

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A client asks you about melatonin, are you prepared to answer? This article explores the efficacy and safety of supplemental melatonin as a sleep aid in adults.

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Intermittent Fasting – An Update on its Effects on Athletic Performance

April 1, 2016

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Athletes have sought out intermittent fasting as a strategy to optimize performance. However, it is important to critically evaluate the research available in order to establish specific recommendations and determine if intermittent fasting is safe or effective.

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