Eccentric and Balance Training to Enhance Pistol Shooting Performance in the Young Athlete

by Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS, Carmen Salinas, Samantha Gomez, Jenny Zamora, Alexis Flores, and Amanda Hankins,
NSCA Coach November 2018
Vol 5, Issue 3

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The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is a speed shooting competition designed for school-aged youth. The key to training a successful SASP competitor is to not overlook the often forgotten balance and eccentric training exercises that target key muscle groups involved in the competition. An implementation of balance and eccentric training is suggested to aid the performance of young shooters in competition.

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Carmen Salinas is a junior at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, majoring in Exercise Science within the Department of Health and Human Perfor...

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Juan Gonzalez is an Applied Exercise Physiologist, former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women’s cross country coach, International S...

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