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    The Role of Kettlebells in Strength and Conditioning
    Studies support the use of kettlebells for improving power, although evidence for using them to improve strength and aerobic fitness is still equivocal. Studies investigating the biomechanical properties of kettlebell training have been fruitful, and it may be useful for developing sprint running performance and for injury prevention.
    Hamstring Electromyography during Kettlebell Swings
    According to a recent study, the hip hinge kettlebell swing produced the greatest amount of hamstring surface electromyography of the three styles of kettlebell swings that were assessed. These findings have implications for the application of kettlebell swing exercises in strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation programs.
    German Volume Training
    A study that investigated the effect of modified German volume training on muscular hypertrophy and strength concluded that the modified German volume training program is no more effective than performing five sets per exercise for increasing muscle hypertrophy and strength. To maximize hypertrophic training effects, it is recommended that 4 – 6 sets per exercise be performed.
    Strength Training for Endurance Athletes: Utilities and Evidence-Based Periodization Strategies
    This infographic outlines a two-step approach to resistance training for endurance athletes.
    Effects of Plyometric Training on Sports Performance
    Plyometric training is a series of explosive bodyweight resistance exercises using the stretch-shortening cycle of the muscle fiber to enhance physical capacities, such as speed, strength, and power. These physiological measures translate to improved performance in many sports, including court-based sports, field sports, and water sports.
    Postactivation Potentiation: How does it work?
    Learn about how a potentiating stimulus can induce a postactivation potentiation (PAP) response in vertical jump, sprint, and upper-body performance, as well as the optimal structure of a strength-power potentiating complex.
    Basic Nutritional Recommendations for the Female Athlete Looking to Lose Body Fat
    Women are at greater risk for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating than men with the goal of achieving top sport performance and physical condition. It is important to provide proper referrals for female athletes requiring nutritional guidance to improve their body composition or with a need to lose weight.
    Concurrent Training in Prepubescent Children
    The results of this study suggest that concurrent training in two different sessions seems to be an effective and useful method for training-induced explosive strength and VO2max in prepubescent children.
    Alcohol Ingestion Hampers the Desired Muscular Adaptations to Resistance Exercise
    There is evidence that alcohol should not be ingested after resistance exercise by men as this ingestion could potentially hamper the desired muscular adaptations to resistance exercise by reducing anabolic signaling.
    The Importance of Sleep for Athletic Performance
    This infographic provides a checklist of nine tactics to help athletes enhance their sleep.