Welcome to volume 35.6 of the Strength and Conditioning Journal for 2013. Volume 35 is a landmark for the NSCA and the Strength and Conditioning Journal as we complete 35 years of publication excellence. When I review older issues of the journal, it is clear that our profession has made tremendous progress over the years.
I would like to recognize the National Office staff, the various Boards of Directors, our publishers and their staffs, the Associate Editors and Assistant Editors in Chief, the reviewers, the SCJ Editorial Staff, and the authors for their major contributions toward advancing the profession of strength and conditioning. I would also like to recognize the members of the NSCA for realizing the importance of continued education in advancing their careers and in advancing our profession.
This issue contains review articles with recommendations for practical application on a number of current topics in our field including “Strength and Conditioning for Sprint Swimming”, “Swimming as Exercise Prescription for Breast Cancer Patients”, “Strength and Power Profiling of Athletes”, “Maximizing Athletic Performance in the Heat”, “Periodization for Mixed Martial Arts”, “Training for Prevention of ACL Injury”, “Weightlifting in the Development of the High School Athlete”, “β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate Supplementation in Special Populations”, “Applications of the Session Rating of Perceived Exertion System in Professional Rugby Union”, and Conditioning for Basketball: Quality and Quantity of Training”.
Additionally, five informative columns are included in this issue. The Special Populations column discusses the management of Type 2 Diabetes with resistance training, and the One on One column discusses resistance training programming with clients with Type 2 Diabetes. The Exercise Technique column addresses the proper application and progressions of the midthigh pull. The College Coaches Corner discusses the importance of recovery in the training and conditioning of college athletes.
With the variety of topics presented in this issue, I trust that you will find practical information you can use in our field.
SCJ publishes "video abstracts" for inclusion in the electronic version available online. Video abstracts should be submitted on or before the "Minor Revisions” stage and the “Accepted for Publication” stage. Authors can prepare a Video Abstract and submit this digital file along with the manuscript. Guidelines for preparation of the Video Abstract, along with links to sample Video Abstracts, can be found here:
The video abstracts that have been submitted to date add a new dimension to the information provided in the article. The video abstract will provide the author an opportunity to highlight important aspects of the manuscript.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
I encourage you to consider submitting an article to Strength and Conditioning Journal. Go to the Editorial Manager website, http://www.editorialmanager.com/scj/default.asp, and submit your manuscript according to the instructions provided.
Topics of Interest:
The editorial staff of SCJ supports the mission of the NSCA and SCJ by reviewing appropriate papers for publication from related areas of interest. We are specifically requesting papers from the following areas:
- Tactical Strength and Conditioning
- Personal Training
- Special Populations
If you need assistance to get started, please contact SCJManagingEditor@gmail.com.
T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Editor in Chief