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Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 1

March 26, 2021

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In the first of a two part series, this article will briefly highlight the main components of a needs analysis and apply it to the context of soccer.

Coaches Program design Needs Analysis Soccer Plyometrics Bounding Kicking Sprinting hs-coaching

Sport Performance and Body Composition

June 1, 2017

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All fitness components depend on body composition to some extent, and the demands of many sports require that athletes maintain standard levels of body composition.

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Developing Fitness-Component Assessments for Military Units

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A physical assessment continues to be one of the best ways to evaluate and measure physical preparedness and readiness of a military unit for job-related tasks and future missions. Tactical facilitators must consider multiple factors when developing testing protocols and programs, including leadership support, limited resources, and training cycle time constraints.

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Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 2: Time Carbohydrate Restriction

August 19, 2019

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This is the second part of a two-part series that investigates the effects of dietary carbohydrate availability on exercise performance and how specifically timed restriction of carbohydrates may also paradoxically enhance exercise performance in the medium and long term.

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Increasing Performance on Tactical Aerobic Endurance Tasks

August 24, 2018

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When isolating aerobic capacity as a determinant of performance, traditional interventions have focused on increasing an individual’s VO2max. Based on the large acute improvements from a single positive psychology research study, investigations into the application of integrated psychophysiological strategies to optimize performance should be explored.

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Time Course of Physiological and Anatomical Changes

April 3, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essential of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explores the neural and muscular adaptations to training over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Neural Adaptations Peripheral Adaptations Skeletal Muscle Training Intensity

Interval Workouts

June 11, 2021

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This excerpt briefly discusses components of interval workouts, including recommended volume and intensity, to increase overall endurance in athletes.

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Using Suspension-Based Resistance Training as a Method of Shoulder Prehabilitation for Firefighters

August 12, 2019

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This article discusses how suspension-based resistance training may help develop the stability and muscular endurance in the shoulder joint needed to decrease the risk of shoulder injuries as a result of the demands of firefighting.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Suspension-Based Resistance Training Shoulder Stability Muscular Endurance Rotator Cuff TSAC Mobility

Physical Assessment of an Air National Guard Pararescue Team and the Importance of a Specialized Training Program

December 22, 2015

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The purpose of this article is to examine the effects and results of a training program designed specifically for United States Air Force (USAF) Pararescuemen.

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Betaine as an Ergogenic Aid

July 1, 2013

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This article addresses emerging research that both supports and refutes betaine’s capacity to promote muscular adaptations.

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