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    Six Essentials to Safe Participation
    Hydration, footwear, and exercise frequency are only a few of the essentials to safe participation in cardiovascular activity. Make sure to include all six essentials in your program to ensure safe participation.
    Tactical Training: Stick to the Basics to Avoid Event Training
    There is some benefit to exercise simulation, a certain required task should not be the foundation of a tactical athlete’s exercise program.
    Quantification of the Aerobic Component in Strength/Conditioning Programs
    The development of aerobic conditioning in athletic performance, regardless of sport, is extremely important. This article provides the benefits and adaptations that aerobic training provides to all sports.
    Everyday Physical Tasks Required of Law Enforcement Officers
    During encounters in which every second counts, even small advantages can optimize performance and ensure that law enforcement officers will go home at the end of every shift.
    Is Strength and Conditioning Necessary for the Youth Football Athlete?
    Youth weight training is often misunderstood. However, as more injuries occur in youth football, we have to ask if strength and conditioning could help prevent both the severity and frequency of injuries.
    Injury Prevention in EMS
    Strengthening fundamental movement patterns and decreasing restrictions in the calves/ankles, hip flexor group, hip extensors, and thoracic region may reduce injuries during patient transfers and spine board lifts for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel.
    Physical Education: Why Do We Make Kids Move?
    This article on physical education is a summary of a three-part series published on GrayCook.com. It focuses on recognizing the goal of physical independence in fitness and healthcare decisions, determining why we, as professionals, have failed to get there, and proposing what we can do to improve physical literacy in diverse populations.
    A Physiological Analysis of Ice Hockey Positions
    As hockey season approaches, it is important to examine the physiological demands placed on each of the player positions to help in guiding program design. This article covers those demands in detail.
    What is the Scientific Basis of Speed and Agility
    Why do various training protocols work more than others? What is happening “behind-the-scenes” of speed and agility development? Dr. Bruce Craig discusses the adaptations that take place for the central nervous system to accommodate accordingly. These adaptations are what lead to enhanced speed and agility development.
    Training Considerations for a Fitness Challenge
    In this article, Steve Rhyan provides training considerations for such fitness challenges. He discusses the importance of (relative) strength, power, and anaerobic conditioning to the successful completion of the event and wraps it all up with program design recommendations.