Why are all these people with big muscles in New Orleans?

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - They've got muscles.  And they've got the stuff to make muscles on you.

They're at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference & Exhibition.

WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood muscles his way in.  It's the convention's 39th yearly get together.

The purpose, they say, is to bridge the gap between innovative science and power-packed applications.  And those applications are all for exercise and for athletes.

The NSCA was started back in 1978.  It's a collection of diverse professionals from the "sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries."

It all started with 76 strength coaches from across America.  They had one goal.  They wanted a meeting of the minds when it comes to strength and conditioning.

Now, the NSCA has nearly 30,000 members in 72 countries.  It's the leader in research and education for strength and conditioning professionals around the planet.

The NSCA gets information about conditioning, nutrition, strength and power, speed and agility, weight training, weight management and youth training.

For example, when it comes to weight training, the NSCA has come up with ways for even office workers to get active.

When it comes to personal training for the sedentary office worker, the NSCA says, a high percentage of sedentary works have low back pain.  Strengthening and conditioning are a way to move toward improving that.