The importance of recognizing a closed-chain activity lies in the fact that the motions of multiple joints are coupled. Weakness at any one joint will consequently limit performance of the entire movement.
Early sports specialization has been a controversial topic in the field of sports medicine, training, and conditioning. Recent studies report increased sports-related injuries in single-sport specialized athletes compared with multisport specialized athletes.
On the latest NSCA Coaching Podcast, Coach Megan Young talks to our own Scott Caulfield about the data revolution, building a strong performance team and professional network, and the need to unify the profession.
Brad Schoenfeld discusses what personal trainers can do to help their clients with weight loss in this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference. Learn about the facts and fallacies of weight loss, as well as what really works.
Abstract: Ruan, M, Zhang, Q, and Wu, X. Acute effects of static stretching of hamstring on performance and anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during stop-jump and cutting tasks in female athletes. J Strength Cond Res 31(5): 1241–1250, 2017—There is limited research investigating antagonist st...
The "brain trust," 3 leading entrepreneurs sharing lessons learned along the road to fitness business success at the NSCA Personal Trainers Business Clinic. Thanks for moderating a great session Lindsay Vastola and PFP
The evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions are an ongoing evolution in sports injury management and medicine. How can strengthening the neck and shoulder region potentially reduce head and neck injuries?
The evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions are an ongoing evolution in sports injury management and medicine. Strengthening the neck and shoulder region has been one way of trying to reduce head and neck injuries.
This article addresses common approaches to corrective exercise programming for clients by 1) defining the differences between correct exercise and good personal training practices, 2) examining the common misconceptions about corrective exercise, and 3) presenting practical guidelines for exercise…
Learn how to coach various weight room exercises and understand the differences of “intention” between the various levels of football. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference, Pete Bommarito dives into the details of building strength in the weight room for youth and early high schoo...