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Balancing Resistance Training with Sport Practice Demands – Appreciating the RDL for In-Season Strength Training

May 21, 2021

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This article examines why the Romanian deadlift (RDL) provides a suitable in-season strength training application, explores the interlinked relationship between the demands of practice and resistance training, and identifies how the RDL functions with other lower-extremity exercises.

Coaches Program design RDL In-Season Resistance Training Variation Range of Motion

5 Reaction Drills to Build Quickness

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt provides examples of quickness drills that may improve the ability to identify a specific stimulus and to respond quickly and appropriately.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility ball drops drill shuffle reaction ball drill wave drill reactive sprint and backpedal drill reactive gear drill drills to improve quickness how to improve reaction times quickness

Thoracic Mobility and Athletic Performance

August 5, 2019

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Gain a thorough understanding of thoracic spine anatomy, the causes and effects of limited thoracic mobility, and the diverse strategies that may enhance thoracic mobility from the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball (MLB) Strength and Conditioning Team.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Trunk Rotation Mobility Thoracic Baseball Exhalation Sagittal Plane Rotation MLB

Considerations for Increasing Speed of an In-Season Soccer Athlete

January 27, 2023

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The following article is an example training program that was built based on personal experience and research for an in-season soccer athlete.

Personal trainers Program design Soccer In-Season Speed Power Metabolic Training

The Role of Cervical Musculature and Upper Trapezius Isometric Contractions in the Reduction of Concussions

January 1, 2016

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The evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions are an ongoing evolution in sports injury management and medicine. Strengthening the neck and shoulder region has been one way of trying to reduce head and neck injuries.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease strength and conditioning neck strengthening injury reduction concussion

Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters

June 1, 2017

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Providing a safe and effective youth strength and conditioning program is only the foundation of their long-term athletic development.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Youth Training Srength and Conditioning Coaching LTAD Athletic Development

Benefits and Risks of Caffeine Ingestion for Anaerobic-Dominant Athletes

December 2, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to present a brief review of research on the safety and efficacy of caffeine used by athletes participating in anaerobic-dominant sports.

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A Personal Trainer’s Guide to the Aspiring Bodybuilder

March 8, 2024

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This article will discuss the balance between what an aspiring bodybuilder may expect from a personal trainer, what a personal trainer is able to provide, and how a personal trainer can be a valuable asset towards the aspiring bodybuilder’s development.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Body Building Protein Personal Trainer Physique Hormones

The Millennial Effect and the Rise of the Fitness Studio Industry

April 1, 2016

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How are fitness studios with 8,000 – 9,000 sq ft able to survive? One way is to carve out a niche in this competitive and crowded industry.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration personal training business

Thoracic Mobility

July 1, 2015

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The loss of required thoracic spine ranges of motion for sport movements can be problematic for the elite athlete, as well as the weekend warrior. The purpose of this article is to explore biomechanical causes for thoracic mobility restriction as well as provide easily applicable techniques to restore mobility.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength training strength and conditioning thoracic mobility

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