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    Acceleration vs. Maximum Speed
    Acceleration and maximum speed are terms used in speed development programs, and when developing a program, it is vital to differentiate between the two. This allows coaches to target their training to the capacity most important in their own sport.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Growth Hormone Responses to Stress
    Growth hormone release is affected by the type of resistance training protocol used, including the duration of rest periods. Short rest period types of workouts result in greater serum concentrations compared to long rest protocols of similar total work; however, at present it is not clear how the various molecular forms or types of growth hormones are affected by rest period duration.
    Resistance Training Adaptations: Endocrine Changes
    Many hormones have effects on either the growth or the degradation of tissue, such as muscle tissue. Understanding these hormones is important for designing effective training programs.
    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.
    Why Strength and Conditioning Coaches Should Take Play Seriously
    Athletic performance can be enhanced through the use of implementing various unstructured, semi-structured, and structured play from the 12 types of play. These can be performed in the weight room, at a sports practice, or even at home.
    The Bilateral Deficit—Plausible Explanations and Solvents
    By adhering to the basic principles of training, including progressive overload, periodization, and a safe lifting environment, the bilateral deficit can be improved by the amalgamation of unilateral force production, maximal effort, and repeated effort training.