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    NSCA Advocates to Raise Certification Standards
    The NSCA is developing awareness efforts on the importance of certification standards for strength and conditioning coaches in the NCAA to ultimately contribute to a safer training environment for students athletes.
    Structuring a Resistance Training Program to Combat Childhood Obesity
    Childhood obesity is a growing concern in the United States. We need to get our kids eating better and exercising more. Here are some tips to make resistance training more fun and effective for today's youth.
    Three Tips for Earning the Trust of the Weight-Loss Client
    Losing weight requires having a support system of fitness professionals, dietitians, and other clinicians that are dedicated to improve the well-being of their client. Learn first-hand from a weight management specialist about the skills needed to encourage weight-loss clients and build their confidence.
    Hot Topic: The Role of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) in Weight Loss Programs
    Metabolic rate is not static; it varies throughout the day based on food intake, time of day, and physical activity. Changes in metabolic rate during the post-exercise recovery period following an exercise session have received much attention in both popular and scientific literature. This article provides conclusions about excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC).
    What is a Special Population?
    Introducing the National Strength and Conditioning Association's new Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS) credential, established in 2012 to address the fitness needs of individuals afflicted by chronic or temporary health conditions.
    Do Weight Loss Supplements Have an Effect on Body Composition with a Regular Exercise Program?
    The overwhelming number of weight management strategies makes it difficult to understand what really works. Learn more from the NSCA's Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
    Change Up the Pace: Interval Training
    Personal trainers are continually faced with the challenge of creating fun, diverse, and multi-dimensional training programs. Add some variety to your clients' cardiovascular exercise program with interval training. From the NSCA's Performance Training Journal.
    Five Easy Steps to Healthy Weight Gain
    Active individuals looking to gain weight in a healthy manner can benefit from these five easy steps.
    Trainer Talk with Meghan Kearns
    This Trainer Talk interview focuses on Meghan Kearns, an NSCA-certified personal trainer who specializes in helping clients lose weight, increase lean muscle, and improve their metabolic interval training.