Sports Nutrition for Recovery
    Applying sports nutrition for recovery is the key theme to this short article. If you have ever asked “how much protein?” or “how many carbohydrates?” you will find the answers here.
    Trainer Talk with Nipun Kakkar
    Nipun Kakkar holds a B.S. in Biotechnology and an M.S. in Bioinformatics. Currently working in the field of cancer research at Baylor College of Medicine, Kakkar coaches and trains fitness clients in the evenings and on weekends. Certified through the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Kakkar trains tennis athletes not only in the sport, but in strength and conditioning as well.
    Prescreening for the Personal Trainer
    We all know that exercise is a key component to health but it is inherently risky. In this article, Ed McNeely provides you with the four steps every client should complete before working out with a personal trainer.
    Coaches Corner with Mike Favre
    Mike Favre is the Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning at the University of Michigan. Previously, Favre was with the United States Olympic Committee as a strength and conditioning coach/physiologist for over five years, where his chief responsibilities included wrestling, judo, and taekwondo.
    Coaches Corner with Brandon Marcello
    Brandon Marcello is the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University, where he oversees all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for 36 intercollegiate sports. With more than 16 years experience, Marcello has worked with the United States of America Softball team, EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance), the IMG Academies, top Division I teams, international sports federations, and a number of athletic apparel companies. Marcello's work appears regularly in various journals, textbooks, and periodicals.
    Exercise Modifications and Strategies to Enhance Shoulder Function
    Personal trainers often deal with clients suffering from shoulder pain and dysfunction. This article addresses shoulder anatomy, shoulder function, and the factors that contribute to stability and function.
    Trainer Talk with Ben Greenfield
    Ben Greenfield, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, is the Founder and Owner of Human Wellness Solutions, a company that develops innovative and cutting-edge fitness and nutrition services. Greenfield is a frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and is a highly sought-after speaker on functional exercise, nutrition, and performance.
    Anaerobic Conditioning: Training the Three Energy Systems
    This article offers information on the three bioenergetic systems - the ATP-PC system, the glycolytic system, and the oxidative system - and how to train them appropriately for performance. With this knowledge, the reader will be able to prepare an athlete with the conditioning foundation needed to succeed in their sport.
    The Often Forgotten Exercises: Isometric Training
    Regular, consistent exercise is essential to maintaining fitness, and for police officers, being fit can mean the ability to perform one's job safely and securely. Because patrol duty can mean irregular hours and sedentary work, most officers do not get enough exercise throughout the day. Isometric training is a proven exercise method that will help to build and maintain strength, and may be ideal for police officers in need of a flexible fitness regimen. This article provides 13 different isometric exercises to try.
    Coaches Corner with Meg Stone
    Meg Stone, MA, FNSCA, is the Director of S.P.E.C. and the Assistant Track and Field Coach at East Tennessee State University. Coach Stone is a two-time Olympian that competed in the discus for Great Britain; she also competed for the University of Arizona and still holds the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) record outdoors in both shot put and discus. With many years of collegiate coaching under her belt, Coach Stone served as the Coaching Manager for the United States Olympic Committee. Recently, she was presented with the prestigious “Legends in the Field Award” by the College Strength Coaches Association, the only woman to receive this honor. In July 2009, she received the honor of earning the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award.