NSCA - Strength And Conditioning Journal

Background

What is the NSCA?

As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Who We Are

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

Volunteers

More than 500 NSCA members volunteer a total of 5,000 hours each year as member resource volunteers, committee members, state/provincial directors, and Board of Directors members.

Leadership

The seven-member Board of Directors oversees the growth and development of the entire association. The current Board collectively has more than 100 years of experience in the field and lends this great knowledge to the advancement of the association.

Articles

  • Tips To Avoid Exertional Heat Illness.

    This article will provide you with information on how to reduce the risk of developing a heat related illness. Read on to learn more.

  • The Healthy Vegetarian - Athlete (Part II)

    In this final part, we will look at what foods vegetarian athletes need to eat to meet certain vitamin and mineral requirements.

  • Cyclist Performance Studies - Supplementation

    How will mixing carbs and protein effect cycling performance? How does GAKIC help sustain power when performing multiple anaerobic exercises? These questions and more are answered right here.

  • Trunk Training For Golf.

    Golf is an extremely popular sport that is assumed to be free of injuries. However, they do happen. Here is a list of some prevention strategies that can help you avoid those injuries.

  • The Healthy Vegetarian - Athlete (Part I)

    Part one is going to show you how a vegetarian diet in athletes does not mean they will suffer from a lack of nutrients, quite the opposite.

  • Strategies To Manage Performance Pressure.

    Are the butterflies getting so bad in your stomach that you almost cannot compete? Here we are going to share some strategies to help you control this beast.