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Carnitine—Effective Fat-Loss Supplement

January 1, 2015

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Although it may be possible to increase skeletal muscle levels of carnitine by combining it with relatively large amounts of carbohydrates repeatedly throughout the day, or by taking it with choline, there is limited data that shows that carnitine is a fat-burner that results in significant reductions in fat mass.

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Nutrition for Competition Cycle

August 12, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Endurance goes over nutritional strategies for pre-competition and during competition phases to maximize performance.

Coaches Nutrition Nutrition Cycle Nutrition Competition Pre-Competition Endurance

Trainer Tips: Is Spot Reduction a Thing?

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

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How Much Protein Do Resistance Training Athletes Need?

January 15, 2019

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Consumption of dietary protein by athletes is a common intervention to maximize gains in muscle and strength, and to improve body composition. The purpose of this article is to analyze the current research on the optimal amount of dietary protein for resistance training athletes.

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High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

May 6, 2019

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High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

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Tips for Selling More Personal Training to Prospective Clients: From Personal Experience

December 26, 2020

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This article walks personal trainers through how to present a program for the common goals and what to do if the process does not produce a sale.

Personal trainers Professional Development Body Composition Athletic Performance Pain Mitigation Sales

How Much Protein – Updates from the Research

January 3, 2020

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There can be no doubt that protein is important and this article reviews the current research to help further understand the recommendations for protein intake.

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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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Nutrient Needs during Deployment and Shift Work

August 20, 2021

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This excerpt explains the importance of optimal nutritional strategies in conjunction with good sleep hygiene and how that can help mitigate damaging effects of deployment and shift work on performance.

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