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Light Sled Pulls

June 1, 2017

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Learn how to perform a light sled pull, which can help increase speed strength, power, and stride length.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design light sled pulls sled pulls strength and conditioning power stride length

Building a Balanced and Symmetrical Physique – Is Regional Hypertrophy Possible?

June 3, 2022

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This article provides a brief overview of literature where regional hypertrophy was reported. It also discusses the basic science and application of regional hypertrophy training.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Hypertrophy Exercise Selection Resistance Training Range of Motion Pennation Angle

Exercise Technique—A Simple Approach to Teaching the Power Clean in a Group Environment

June 1, 2017

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There are numerous complexities involved in teaching the Olympic-style lifts. This article explains one way to teach the power clean progression and some coaching cues that can be used to teach sport or tactical athletes in a group setting.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Olympic lifts how to teach the Olympic lifts strength training weightlifting

Power Clean

June 1, 2017

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The power clean is similar to the power snatch but with two major differences. Firstly, the final bar position is at the shoulders, not over the head, and secondly, the grip is approximately shoulder-width apart, whereas the snatch has a considerably wider grip.

Coaches Exercise Technique power clean olympic lifts weightlifting kinetic select

The Gray Area of Programming Weightlifting Exercises

January 8, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the gray area that should be considered when it comes to implementing weightlifting exercises.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Weightlifting Lift Progressions Triple Extension Load Acceptance

Small Details for Big Gains: How to Conduct Sessions to Get the Most Out of Your Athletes

December 1, 2016

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2016 Coaches Conference, Caitlin Quinn discusses how to implement simple techniques for creating a disciplined (yet enjoyable) team lifting environment. Quinn talks about how to hold athletes to a high standard of knowledge and movement accountability, how to teach simple physiology to achieve desirable technique, how to instill a level of ownership within each athlete, and how to place a large emphasis on an athlete's mental engagement throughout a lifting session.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Organization and Administration Team Environment Strength and Conditioning Movement Accountability Mental Engagement

Acute Effects of Progressive Sled Loading on Resisted Sprint Performance and Kinematics

December 18, 2020

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This infographic briefly reviews the differences in sprint velocity and technique, including stride length and hip, knee, and ankle flexion during a 20-meter resisted sprint.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Infographics Sleds Sprint Velocity Stride Length Sprint Technique

Considering the Culture within the Training Facility

June 1, 2017

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This article explores what a facility-level culture may look like, identifies some of the expected benefits of purposely developing that culture, and discusses some misalignment between what coaches say they want the culture to feel like and the message the athletes are likely to receive.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach culture strength and conditioning hs-coaching

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.

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The Squat—How it Improves Athletic Performance

July 31, 2016

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Renowned powerlifter, Matt Wenning demonstrates proper form, volume, and muscles required to squat optimally in this session from the 2016 NSCA National Conference. The video includes coaching cues to help you teach squat technique to your athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Squat Technique Coaching Ques Squat Optimally Teaching Athletes How to Squat

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