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Run to Daylight

March 18, 2022

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This excerpt from Developing Speed demonstrates a fun drill aimed to develop the ability to make a cut step in response to a stimulus and to accelerate from this direction change.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Acceleration Change of Direction Force Cut Step

Run and Cut

October 1, 2021

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This excerpt from Developing Speed describes an agility drill that aims to develop change of direction.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility Speed Change-of-Direction Acceleration

Considerations for Opening a Personal Training Studio or Small Gym—It All Adds Up

April 1, 2015

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To assist future personal training entrepreneurs in preparing for the next step in their careers, this article focuses on four facility design components that every studio or small gym should address before opening the doors.

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Physical Abilities Testing Validation for Public Safety

April 1, 2014

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Those who are in key decision-making positions should understand the importance of proper research, validation, and implementation procedures when developing physical fitness standards.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Safety physical fitness testing testing for job applicants Physical fitness standards

From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 3

October 29, 2018

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In the final stage of the gym opening process everything starts to feel very real. Once a location has been chosen, the next steps are to negotiate and sign a lease, create an opening timeline, and plan the grand opening event for the facility.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development Personal Training Facility Business Development Gym Owner Steps to Owning Gym

Rotational Movement Skills

August 25, 2023

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The excerpt from Strength Training for Soccer describes the movements necessary for multidirectional speed.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Multidirectional Speed Acceleration Backpedaling Shuffle and Cut

Acceleration and Deceleration Mechanics

June 5, 2020

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This excerpt breaks down the optimal positions of the body during acceleration and deceleration.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Acceleration Deceleration Ground Reaction Forces Agility Change of Direction

Programming the General Population for Optimal Fitness—10 Important Movement Patterns

November 26, 2018

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Developing a program for a general population client requires understanding their movement needs. Expand your training programs by implementing all ten of the major human movement patterns.

Personal trainers Program design Movement Pattern General Population Fitness Programming

Common Practice for Personal Trainers that Should not be so Common: Examination of Common Practices

Starting into the personal training business is a very exciting endeavor full of great potential, possibilities for success, and endless opportunities to help others. However, many of the “common practices” found in today’s personal training industry are not the most effective tactics to implement.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development PTQ personal training business practices

Developing a Career in Academia

June 1, 2017

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in strength and conditioning research? Chad Kerksick, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico, provides insight into some of the advantages and disadvantages of a career in academia. Kerksick talks about how to choose a path, and the different types of academic jobs available today.

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