Balancing the Imbalance—the Training of a Paralympic F44 Discus Thrower

by Dr Lawrence Judge, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E, FNSCA, Dr. Don Hoover, PhD, PT, CSCS, and Dr. David M. Bellar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
NSCA Coach December 2018
Vol 5, Issue 3

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The rise of adaptive and Paralympic sports provides an opportunity for strength and conditioning professionals to share their expertise with a wider range of athletes. This article summarizes working with a physical therapist to build an annual training program with a focus on periodization for a Paralympic discus thrower.

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Dr Lawrence Judge, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E, FNSCA

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, United States

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Lawrence Judge is a professor, Associate Chair of the School of Kinesiology, and coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University ...

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David Bellar is a Professor and Director of the School of Kinesiology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He obtained his Bachelor of Science ...

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