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    Energy Dynamics During Exercise
    Knowing when to train and how much time to devote to training each of the three energy systems is an important ingredient of success in endurance sports. This knowledge is also reflected in a well-designed and scientifically-based training plan.
    Stability and the Squat: Front-Loaded versus Back-Loaded Squatting—Part 4
    Squatting may be commonplace in the weight room, but proper execution of this great exercise is difficult. Strength and conditioning coaches will need to properly select exercises and cue their athletes in a way that not only allows for a proper stabilizing strategy to occur, but promotes it.
    Learning to Fail: A Prerequisite for Success in Mission Critical Teams – Part 2
    If Mission Critical Teams intend to enhance their capability, they must first embrace a learning organizational culture and develop a belief that organizations are required to continually improve and adapt in the current competitive and complex environment in order to survive and prosper.
    Practical Methods for the Strength and Conditioning Coach to Develop Student-Athlete Leadership—Part I
    In the intercollegiate athletic setting, the strength and conditioning coach can play a role in the development of student-athlete leadership. For the strength and conditioning coach to be a positive contributor to this effort, he or she must have a clear understanding of their role, the role of the sport coach, and the interaction and relationship between the two.
    Motor Control for the Snatch—an Integrative Approach
    The snatch is one of the most technically demanding competitive movements. This article focuses on barbell trajectory (or bar path), motor control, and the height of the bar relative to the athlete’s body.
    History of Fitness Testing in Tactical Occupations
    Physical assessments have evolved as a result of developments in scientific research, equipment loads, operational environments, and doctrine.
    Lessons Learned as a National Basketball Association Strength and Conditioning Coach
    It is important in a coach’s journey to be motivated to find solutions instead of just unimportant problems. Steve Hess shares some of the lessons he has learned in his 21 years with the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
    Aerobic Endurance Measures and Analyses
    The VO2max test is the most effective measurement of the body’s ability to deliver and use oxygen for producing energy that can be used by the muscles. VO2max (i.e., maximum aerobic power) simply stands for the maximal volume of oxygen that can be used.
    The Landmine Press—Implementation and Variation
    One method that is becoming increasingly popular for building strength, stability, and power in the shoulder joint is the use of barbells attached to a stable base known as a “landmine.”
    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.