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Exercise Technique

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The Deadlift and Its Application to Overall Performance

April 1, 2014

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This article provides a few key tips on how to perform the deadlift more efficiently and safely. Some helpful coaching cues—such as keeping the head slightly up, activating the lats, and pushing the knees out—can assist a tactical athlete in executing the deadlift while increasing strength over time.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F coaching cues how to deadlift deadlift

Considerations for Specialist Tactical Law Enforcement Officers during Long-Term Special Events

April 1, 2016

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The lack of specific training for tactical athletes during long deployments poses a significant issue. This article addresses mitigation strategies that can help them perform at their best and reduce the risk of injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design deployment training Detraining long-term deployment tactical fitness

Effective Methods of Grip Strength Development

July 1, 2013

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Development of grip strength is often overlooked in traditional resistance training programs, but small program adjustments that target grip strength can be of benefit athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design handgrip strongman training hand exercises wrist exercises forearm exercises forearm workouts grip strength exercises strength training

Stability and Weightlifting—Mechanics of Stabilization—Part 1

January 1, 2016

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This article covers the anatomy and mechanics of spinal stabilization and how to properly brace for both maximal and sub-maximal lifts. Because of the forces that are generated by, and transmitted through, the body during resistance training, having a sound understanding of stabilization is paramount for safe and effective training.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design biomechanics strength training weightlifting

Error Correction: Five Tips to Help “Fix It”

June 1, 2017

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Five evidence-based motor learning practices can bridge the gap between knowing what correction needs to be made and developing effective strategies to facilitate skill acquisition.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design NSCA Coach motor learning coaching cues

Stability and the Squat: Front-Loaded versus Back-Loaded Squatting—Part 4

June 1, 2017

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Squatting may be commonplace in the weight room, but proper execution of this great exercise is difficult. Strength and conditioning coaches will need to properly select exercises and cue their athletes in a way that not only allows for a proper stabilizing strategy to occur, but promotes it.

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Core Development through the Use of Sled Training

April 2, 2016

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Using the sled closely mimics real-time sports performance movements and activities because of the horizontal resistance opposing the vertical movements typically seen in a weight room setting. This article highlights a variety of sled training exercises designed to target the core musculature.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design personal training core training Sled training

Utilizing Battling Rope Exercises for HIIT and SMIT

June 4, 2016

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Battling rope exercises can be used as a metabolic training modality following a comprehensive resistance training workout to increase the client’s heart rate and help maximize the metabolic cost of the training session.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design interval training HIIT high intensity interval trainin metabolic training battling ropes exercises monster ropes exercises strength training battling ropes monster ropes

Basketball Strength Training Abroad—from Personal Experience

January 1, 2015

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Traveling overseas to administer a strength and conditioning program can be an immensely beneficial experience for both the coach and the athlete. It can help build a strong rapport, which can ultimately build more trust and adherence to the training program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning training for basketball strength training for basketball basketball sports training Overseas travel

Methods for Screening and Preventing Common Injuries in Division I Basketball Players

January 1, 2015

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By gathering information about potential risk factors associated with basketball injuries, strength and conditioning coaches can create individualized programs to help keep their basketball athletes healthy and performing at the best of their abilities.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design preventing basketball injuries injury prevention

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