• NSCA Webinars
    A Sensible Review of Recovery and Performance
    Drug abuse has been a mainstay of performance enhancement among elite athletes. In a quest to develop and implement additional measures to enhance performance, recovery methods have become important adjuncts to traditional training. There are various recovery methods with limited scientific justification, limited success, and many profit-motivated claims. I would like to help coaches, athletes, and administrators take a sensible look at recovery by providing an organized conceptual framework, information that can help evaluate claims, and some demonstrated and promising modalities.
    Carbohydrates and Intense Training: No, Low, or Go?
    The field of performance nutrition is intensively divided by the subject’s of carbohydrate intakes and demands. Examination of the evidence base reveals: 1) very few studies have been conducted among trained athletes, comparing chronic low vs. moderate-high carbohydrate intakes and their impact on performance and body composition; 2) very few studies have been conducted among resistance trained athletes, evaluating carbohydrate demands; and 3) dietary carbohydrate sources differ dramatically in their absorption/disposal rates (e.g., glycemic index bears no relevance to the “speed” of a carbohydrate source). Take an evidence-based journey into the world of carbohydrate demands in strength/power and intermittent/endurance athletes.
    Building Your Business: Selling is Not Selling Out
    Being a good personal trainer does not ensure that you will have clients. You need to be able to sell the benefits and achievable results of using your services in order to build your business. Selling, for many, may bring to mind car salesmen, infomercials, and telemarketers. This can create a mindset for trainers that selling makes them somehow less honest or acting in their own self interest when trying to get someone to purchase a program. In fact, we all sell every day and enjoy it. When we recommend where to eat, which movie to watch, what book to read, we are selling. Learn how to make the act of selling personal training programs a natural, positive experience for you and your potential client. Build your business by helping others, and help them by getting them to commit to your program.
    Five Movements and the Order of Learning
    Strength training can be very complicated, but it should not be complicated at all. Basically, there are five human movements (push, pull, hinge, squat, and carries) and a sixth movement of “everything else,” but mostly groundwork. There are two overlooked areas of most people’s training philosophy: regressions and program measurement. Using some very simple tools, it is easy to see whether or not the program is working. If your program improves on simple tests, the program is working.
    The 8 Myths of Movement
    If you work with athletes in any context, you ultimately have one singular purpose: to assist the athlete in enhancing his/her performance where it counts, which is where it is played. At the very core of this performance lie the movements performed by the human body during the execution of the sporting tasks and endeavors. Thus, as training professionals, the purpose of our work should be the optimization of those movements. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of false information on how to most effectively follow through on this objective which has been perpetuated throughout the industry for years. This webinar will face those myths head on and attempt to bust them once and for all while also offering solutions to some of the most common movement problems that exist in training and sport circles.