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doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000042
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Commercial and Noncommercial Strength and Conditioning Practices in the United States

Nuzzo, James L. MS, CSCS

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ABSTRACT: AS THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FIELD CONTINUES TO GROW, DISCUSSIONS WITHIN THE FIELD SHOULD ENCOMPASS TOPICS OUTSIDE OF THE HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES, SUCH AS BUSINESS. IN THIS ARTICLE, IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE FIELD OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING NOW CONSISTS OF 2 GENERALLY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PRACTICES: COMMERCIAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL. DEFINITIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE 2 PRACTICE TYPES ARE PROVIDED, AS WELL AS, A SUMMARY OF RELEVANT RESEARCH FINDINGS. THE GOAL OF RECOGNIZING AND RESEARCHING THESE 2 TYPES OF PRACTICES SHOULD BE TO UNDERSTAND THEIR UNIQUE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS, AND ULTIMATELY, PROVIDE CONSUMERS WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SERVICES. A VIDEO ABSTRACT OF THIS ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND IN VIDEO, SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1 HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A134.

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