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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

NSCA Announces 2024 Coach of the Year Awards

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce the recipients of the organization’s 2024 Coach of the Year Awards: Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Justin Lovett, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Brijesh Patel, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Kenna Smoak Minnici, MA, CSCS, RSCC*D

Crep/USREPS

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Why is the NSCA collaborating with CREP? The NSCA is dedicated to advocating for strength and conditioning professionals and advancing their careers. CREP’s mission is to secure recognition of registered exercise professionals for their distinct and impactful roles in medical, health, fitness, and sports performance fields, and we believe collaborating with CREP will help us in furthering the industry as a whole.

The Impact of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome on a Female Athlete’s Performance and Overall Health

March 11, 2022

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This article serves to educate strength and conditioning coaches on the influence exercise can have on the various hormonal pathways that are impacted by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), including insulin resistance, cortisol, testosterone, follicle-stimulating, and luteinizing hormones.

Coaches Exercise Science Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Hormones Insulin Resistance Cortisol Testosterone

The Gray Area of Programming Weightlifting Exercises

January 8, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the gray area that should be considered when it comes to implementing weightlifting exercises.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Weightlifting Lift Progressions Triple Extension Load Acceptance

Return to Training

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The NSCA has built a collection of resources to help our community of strength and conditioning professionals and athletes safely return to training and adapt to the new challenges created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Creatine

January 8, 2021

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This excerpt will briefly discuss the importance of exercise, dosage of the supplement, efficacy, body mass changes, and adverse effects of creatine.

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NSCA Announces Newly Elected Board Members

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Colin Wilborn and Bret Contreras are elected to the NSCA Board of Directors. Joining the Nomination Committee are Shawn Arent and Jenevieve Roper.

TSAC-F Study Materials(2)

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The TSAC-F examination reflects the most current and accepted KSA standards within the health and fitness industries. Further, the examinations may be developed from references that may be in addition to resources listed below. NSCA materials survey important content area, but are not a comprehensive study of the Exercise Sciences.

Integration of Clean Variations, Progressions, and Application in Strength and Conditioning Programs

May 5, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to provide the strength and conditioning coach with a template on how to integrate the clean and power clean into athletic training programs.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Olympic Lift Power Clean Weightlifting Basketball

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