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Nutritional Research Award

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The Nutritional Research Award is given annually to recognize a nutritionist for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes.

Strength and Conditioning for Table Tennis Athletes

April 1, 2013

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This article provides a brief overview of the physical demands of table tennis, plus recommendations of specific strength and conditioning exercises to improve table tennis performance.

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Special Interest Groups

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Make the most of your membership by engaging with others through one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Basic Nutritional Recommendations for the Female Athlete Looking to Lose Body Fat

May 1, 2017

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Women are at greater risk for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating than men with the goal of achieving top sport performance and physical condition. It is important to provide proper referrals for female athletes requiring nutritional guidance to improve their body composition or with a need to lose weight.

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Benefits and Risks of Caffeine Ingestion for Anaerobic-Dominant Athletes

December 2, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to present a brief review of research on the safety and efficacy of caffeine used by athletes participating in anaerobic-dominant sports.

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NSCA Coach

June 1, 2017

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NSCA Coach provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach through quarterly, electronic issues. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. You must be a member of the NSCA to access NSCA Coach.

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Strength and Conditioning for Collegiate Trampolinists

November 13, 2020

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This article provides guidance on designing strength and conditioning programs for male collegiate trampolinists by combining the available sport science with practical coaching experience.

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Exploring the Positioning of Sport Science Programs within Intercollegiate Athletics

December 3, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to outline the three general formats in which sports science programs are implemented within intercollegiate athletic departments and to provide pros and cons of each situation.

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Applying Components of Achievement Goal Theory for Strength and Conditioning Coaches

April 1, 2016

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A vast majority of athletes you coach will not become professional athletes, but the major components of Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) carryover outside of sport into any achievement-based setting. It can be argued that coaches helping athletes adopt a more productive set of achievement orientations is the single greatest contribution that coaches can make to the athletes’ lives.

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Dietary Fat and Performance

May 1, 2017

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Dietary fat has both long-term and short-term effects on an athlete and athletic performance. “Fat loading” as a strategy to improve athletic performance remains unproven.

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