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Train to be Your Best

Maylene Jackson, CSCS

Maylene is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Over 20 years, she has worked with endurance and power athletes of all ages and abilities, and with various organizations such as Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the Arena Football League and USA Triathlon. She is currently working toward certification with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). 


Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists and sports performance coaches are not necessarily technique coaches. Instead, they assist the athlete and rest of the coaching staff in achieving positioning, stamina, strength—every aspect needed to achieve the goal of that athlete in their sport. They often work with multiple sports/teams at any given time.

A Strength & Conditioning Specialist understands the movements and physiology needed to enhance performance. For instance, stability in the canoe helps you apply force to your stroke and staving off injuries keeps you paddling longer. Both can be addressed with a specific strength program that targets paddling movement. Paddling-specific conditioning helps your neural system adapt to higher intensities and your energy system become more efficient at producing power over a longer period. Race-specific nutrition further helps with peak performance. 

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