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The Need for Speed—Improving Sprinting Performance in Football Players
By Kenneth P. Clark, PhD, CSCS | April 22, 2019

Acceleration and maximal velocity are two factors that are key for any position in football and can determine success in many situations out on the field. This article will review several aspects of sprint mechanics and training to enhance linear (straight-ahead) speed for football players.


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Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Nutrition Landscape of Collegiate and Professional Football
By Pratik Patel, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS | April 15, 2019

Nutrition plays a crucial role in athletic performance. The purpose of this article is to discuss the landscape of nutrition in collegiate and professional football. It will address the following areas: 1) the current landscape, 2) current practices, 3) opportunities, and 4) challenges faced in collegiate and professional football.


Windows of Opportunity
By Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition: pp. 68 – 70 | April 08, 2019

This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.


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Heart Rate Response to Psychological Stress—Importance of Stress Education for Law Enforcement Recruits
By Robert G. Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F, Karly Cesario, Matthew Robert Moreno, TSAC-F, and Ashley Bloodgood | April 08, 2019

Law enforcement officers can experience psychological and physical stress in most of every part of their day, even starting from the first day of the academy. This article looks at Heart Rate Response in relation to stress, and interventions to manage stress through the academy.


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