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October 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 5

  • T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA
  • 1524-1602
  • 1533-4295
  • 6 issues / year
  • Sport Sciences 73/83
  • 0.986


Welcome to Volume 41, the 2019 edition of the Strength and Conditioning Journal

I would like to recognize many groups of people who help make the SCJ a top-quality journal.  We have a first-class senior editorial team composed of a Managing Editor/Assistant and Associate Editors in Chief, along with an outstanding group of Associate Editors and Column Editors.   The authors who submit to the SCJ are some of the top authorities in the world on strength and conditioning.  The "unsung heroes" of the review process are the reviewers who get very little recognition.  And it is always a pleasure to work with our publisher, LWW, as well as our NSCA national office staff.   I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to all these individuals for a job well done!  

We hope you enjoy this issue of the SCJ!  If you need assistance in preparing a submission to the SCJ, please contact the Managing Editor;  



 T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, Editor in Chief



The SCJ currently has 7 columns published on a rotating basis.  All columns are peer-reviewed.

    Colin Wilborn, Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids:

    Andrew Galpin, Point-Counterpoint: agalpin@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU

    Jay Dawes, Exercise Technique:

    Peter Ronai, Special Populations:

    Paul Sorace, One on One:

    Ben Reuter, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation:

    Brad Schoenfeld, Evidence Based Personal Training:

For more information on submitting a column, please contact the column editor or


CALL FOR PAPERS! The Strength and Conditioning Journal

When publishing in the field of strength and conditioning, consider submitting review papers and practical applied evidence based papers to the Strength and Conditioning Journal, the professional journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  The SCJ provides practical evidence-based information the strength and conditioning professional can use.  Be a part of the leading "practical applications" publication in the field!  The Strength and Conditioning Journal is reviewing appropriate submissions to the journal through the Editorial Manager website at  All potential submissions to the SCJ: columns, letters to the editor, articles, review articles, etc. should be submitted through this site. 

We are actively seeking manuscripts appropriate for the SCJ.  We highly encourage consider submitting Supplemental Digital Content (SDC) with your manuscript.  The Strength and Conditioning Journal reflects the NSCA's commitment to leadership in supporting manuscripts based on high-quality scientific research and evidence-based practice.  

Become a Contributor to the Strength & Conditioning Journal

Instructions for Authors Submit a Manuscript



The Strength and Conditioning Journal is pleased to announce special topic issues in the solicitation phase.  If you are interested in submitting for any topic, please contact the guest editor.  

SPECIAL TOPIC: Female Athletes, Nicole Dabbs ( and Sue Graves (,​​ Guest Editors.

SPECIAL TOPIC: Bodybuilding, Brad Schoenfeld ( and John McCarthy(,​​ Guest Editors.

SPECIAL TOPIC: Long Term Athletic Development, Rhodri Lloyd (​) and Rick Howard ( ​Guest Editors.

 SPECIAL TOPIC: Running, Paul Sorace (​) and Janet Hamilton ( ​Guest Editors.

​​If you are interested in publishing in the Strength and Conditioning Journal, submissions to the the SCJ are open to all, and manuscripts that meet the stated mission of the journal will be peer reviewed prior to a decision on acceptance for publication. 

Call for Papers | Instructions for Authors | Submit a Manuscript

The Total Score of Athleticism: Holistic Athlete Profiling to Enhance Decision Making

Tracking Training Load and Its Implementation in Tactical Populations: A Narrative Review

A Strategy for Assessing Acute Pain or Discomfort in the Strength and Conditioning Environment

The Benefits and Limitations of Predicting One-Repetition Maximum Using the Load-Velocity Relationship