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Examining the Efficacy of Common Fitness and Movement Tests—Personal Perspective

June 1, 2017

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In the push for personal training sales, many gyms will use assessment protocols as a way to prove to clients that they can indeed benefit from personal training. This article examines the merits behind this concept.

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Biomechanical Analysis in Practice

May 1, 2017

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This article outlines some very basic procedures for video analysis that strength and conditioning professionals can use to identify the physical demands of specific activities.

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Incorporate Dynamic and Static Core Exercises

May 1, 2017

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Static and dynamic conditioning of the core musculature is important in activities of daily living and in sport. This book excerpt includes sample static exercises to strengthen the core muscles responsible for stabilization against, or movement through, the four basic movement patterns.

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Positive and Negative Reinforcement in Coaching

May 1, 2017

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Coaches can also benefit from understanding the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement and positive and negative punishment as they relate to motivation. Although coaches use a mixture of both reward and punishment, using rewards and a positive approach is arguably the best approach because it focuses on what athletes should do and what they did right.

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Functional Core Assessment

October 11, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing the Core discusses two testing methods that may predict a strong or weak core based on how well the participant completes the task.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 66: Mike Hill

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Mike Hill, Associate Athletics Director of Sports Performance at Georgetown University, talks to the former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about his journey from volunteer intern to director at Georgetown. Topics under discussion include being an integral, “off the bench” part of a team, what he looks for in new interns or new hires, and continuing education through reading and being a part of the NSCA’s Exam Development Committee. Find Mike on Instagram: @license_2_hill

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Include Closed-Chain and Open-Chained Core Exercises

December 26, 2020

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This excerpt from Developing the Core briefly defines closed- and open-chain exercises and their respective roles in training.

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Technology and the Strength Coach—A Discussion of Practicality, Affordability, and Efficacy

November 1, 2014

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When choosing whether to purchase new technological advances, strength and conditioning coaches should consider price, practicality, and credibility in order to maximize the training of their athletes.

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High School Sports and Strength and Conditioning – Implications for Tactical Organizations

February 26, 2021

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This article explores the concept of how lifestyle behaviors encouraged at the high school-level could affect fitness during adulthood, with a focus on both sport and strength and conditioning participation.

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Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

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