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    Youth Resistance Training
    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognizes and supports the premise that many of the benefits associated with adult resistance training programs are attainable by children and adolescents who follow age-specific resistance training guidelines.
    Muscle Damage and Hypertrophy: The More, the Better?
    There is a sound theoretical rationale supporting a potential role for muscle damages in the hypertrophic response, but a cause-effect relationship directly linking these gains to muscle damage is yet to be established. If such a relationship does in fact exist, it is not clear as to what extent of damage is optimal for inducing maximum muscle growth.
    Training Methods and Considerations for Practitioners to Reduce Interlimb Asymmetries
    Do interlimb asymmetries impact performance and what are some training programs to reduce them?
    Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy
    The manipulation of resistance training (RT) variables is widely considered an essential strategy to maximize muscular adaptations. One variable that has received substantial attention in this regard is RT volume. This infographic provides evidence-based guidelines as to volume when creating RT programs designed to maximize muscle hypertrophy.
    Case Study: Sleep and Injury in Elite Soccer
    Is there a link between sleep and injury occurrence? This infographic summarizes a case study that examines the link between sleep and injury occurrence in an elite male soccer player.
    Sprint Interval Training
    This study assessed the performance effects of a novel short-term and highly accessible training protocol based on maximal shuttle runs in the field.
    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.
    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.