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Hydration and Performance

June 3, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition discusses the research surrounding the timing of hydration and its impact on sport performance for those participating in aerobic endurance exercise.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Hydration Electrolyte Balance Aerobic Endurance Fluid Balance Dehydration

Motivational Climate and Strength and Conditioning Coach-Athlete Relationships in the Weight Room

June 1, 2017

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The four components of the coach-athlete relationship are closeness, commitment, complementarity, and co-orientation. Coaches should seek to deeply understand the value of each category and how to maximize these reciprocal characteristics with their athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Organization and Administration sport psychology motivation coaching strength coach NSCA Coach

Integrating Safer Tackling Cues in the Weight Room

April 1, 2014

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Integrating weight room cues that are more consistent with those used to reinforce safer tackling techniques on the field may help with athlete retention and buy-in, and prevent potential confusion.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety coaching cues safe tackling football strength and conditioning weight training

Performance Nutrition Following an Injury—From Personal Experience

July 20, 2015

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As activity levels decrease, and swelling and inflammation set in, maintaining a diet that promotes healing is essential to keeping weight under control and speeding up recovery.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition injury recovery nutrition for injury recovery weight management Trisha Stavinoha

Selecting Appropriate Objective Assessments Based on Resistance Training Status and Experience

June 1, 2017

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While exercise is safe for most participants, many screening strategies have been implemented to reduce the likelihood of injury, and possibly death, from exercise. This article shares an objective strategy for selecting an appropriate assessment method based on a client’s resistance training status and experience.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Fitness assessment personal training nsca-cpt assessment method

Training Clients during Pregnancy—Modifications and Considerations

May 13, 2019

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Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Pregnancy Training Pregnant Client Physiological Changes

Case Study: I am Here to Keep Your High School Athletes Safer

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Discovery Canyon High School’s Sam Melendrez explains how experts in his profession are having a profound impact on youth in sports.

Purposes of Assessment

May 1, 2017

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The purposes of assessment are to gather baseline data and to provide a basis for developing goals and effective exercise programs. Gathering and evaluating the various pieces of information give the personal trainer a broader perspective of the client. The process and the data collected assist the trainer in identifying potential areas of injury and reasonable starting points for recommended intensities and volumes of exercise based on the goals and fitness outcomes.

Personal trainers Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment tests and assessment exercise prescription strength training tactical athlete

Positive Youth Development through Strength and Conditioning

February 4, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Maura Bergan explores how strength and conditioning and the weight room can help educate young individuals in more areas than just athletic development, and how it can foster and create many positive life lessons.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration Professional Development Youth Training Youth Development Strength and Conditioning LTAD hs-coaching

Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet for Weight Management

October 22, 2018

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The ketogenic diet, while controversial and a highly polarizing subject, has demonstrated promise as an alternative dietary strategy for weight management.

Personal trainers Nutrition Ketogenic diet Low Carbohydrate Weight Management Weight Loss

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