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A Holistic Approach to Sport Performance

March 1, 2021

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This is an excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Duncan N. French & Lorena Torres-Ronda.

Preparatory Period

September 4, 2020

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This excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning outlines what training typically looks like in the preparatory period, or off-season.

Coaches Program design Preparatory Period Off-Season Hypertrophy Strength Endurance Basic Strength

Essentials Of Sport Science Textbook

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The NSCA is offering a new book that contains a holistic overview of the knowledge and skills required to support athlete and team performance as a modern-day sport scientist. Learn more here about this new resource.

Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Nutrition Landscape of Collegiate and Professional Football

April 15, 2019

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Nutrition plays a crucial role in athletic performance. The purpose of this article is to discuss the landscape of nutrition in collegiate and professional football. It will address the following areas: 1) the current landscape, 2) current practices, 3) opportunities, and 4) challenges faced in collegiate and professional football.

Coaches Nutrition Football Sports Performance Sports Nutrition Nutrition

Strength as a Velocity-Dependent Concept

November 5, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science describes strength as a velocity-dependent concept.

Coaches Exercise Science Strength Force-Velocity Sprinting Movement Velocity

Overtraining

May 1, 2017

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Understanding how the body adapts to the overload of aerobic exercise is critical to designing effective exercise training programs, monitoring exercise responses and progress, and assessing training outcomes.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Overtraining overreaching how to avoid overtraining detraining overtraining syndrome

Change of Direction Speed Drill Adaptation

May 6, 2019

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This book excerpt is from Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition and goes over change of direction drills to help with speed and power development as well as an athletes cognitive and decision making skills.

Coaches Program design Change of Direction Speed Agility

Football-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

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This article presents two football-specific speed drills in detail—the single-leg box explosion and the mountain climber.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Football exercise technique speed mountain climber single-leg box explosion

Anatomical Core – Neural Integration

June 1, 2017

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Isolated muscle training methods do not necessarily transfer to better sports performance, because technique as well as strength contributes to successful performance. Resistance training for dynamic sports must involve ground-based movements that incorporate the coordinated stabilizing and dynamic functions of multiple muscles.

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Improving Attribution Patterns for Strength and Conditioning Contexts

April 1, 2015

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One challenge is to critically examine your own successes and failures to find a way to attribute the outcomes to something you can control and can change for the future. This could be as small as how you deal with a single person, or it could be a more in-depth examination of how you provide feedback to athletes and how you work with your own staff.

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