Jan 29, 2015
NSCA Show Preview

A look at some of the hot topics that will be presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s 2011 National Conference.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association’s 2011 National Conference will be held in Las Vegas July 6 – 9. Here’s a look at some of the featured seminars:

Giving student-athletes’ brains consideration during a workout: There is increasing evidence on the importance of teaching movement exercise to our students playing sports. Rick Howard, CSCS, *D; Pat Cullen-Carroll, CSCS, and Leo Totten, MS will explain the importance of using the right exercise methods for brain development.

Drink chocolate milk for your post-game nutrition: Who knew that low fat chocolate milk is nature’s recovery drink? Cal Dietz, MS has a lot to say about why it is one of the best ways to help athletes bodies recover and refuel after strenuous exercise.

Is endurance training even possible for weekend athletes?: If you’re an active participant in road and mountain biking, running, swimming, triathlons, and/or adventure racing – and you also hold down a full-time job – what are your endurance training options? In this session, Matt Rhea, PhD, CSCS, *D will help personal trainers understand how to adapt their endurance training programs to fit the needs of their busy clients.

Should women’s fitness routines be different than men’s?: Experts believe there are social and psychological differences affecting how men and women train, in addition to physiological and anatomical considerations. Tammy Etovich, CSCS and Kristi Hinnerichs, PhD, ATC, CSCS, *D will tell participants some nutritional and gender considerations when training women for fitness and competition.

What should an Olympian have for lunch?: How should young people be eating to support their proper growth and development in addition to their performance as star athletes? Jeff Stout, PhD, CSCS, *D, FNSCA will review the macro- and micronutrient, and supplement needs of young athletes when participating in a long-term intensive sport development program.

Training that starts before you slide behind wheel: Stock car racing is America’s largest sport, and yet its athletes are underserved by America’s strength and conditioning specialists. In this session, William Ebben, PhD, CSCS, *D, FNSCA will guide participants through the research on the physical demands, injuries, and psychological demands of stock car drivers. He’ll then offer practical, sport-specific recommendations for specialists who want to work with drivers.

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