Using Unloaded Non-Linear Movement to Improve Performance

by Kevin Mullins Jr, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly September 2019
Vol 6, Issue 2


This article aims to explore why unloaded non-linear training can be an effective modality for personal trainers, strength coaches, and exercise enthusiasts, as well as present the benefits, possible implications, and methods that can be implemented into a current training program.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »



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About the author

Kevin Mullins, Jr.

Kevin Mullins is the Director of Product Development for the St.James in Washington D.C. Mullins is the author of the book Dayby Day: The Personal Tra ...

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