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The Recharge Skate – A Tool for Expressing In-Season Repeat Sprint Ability

March 4, 2022

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This article features the recharge skate—an in-season hockey conditioning drill, designed by the authors, to maintain hockey-specific energy system fitness throughout the competitive season.

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Designing Speed Training Sessions

November 8, 2019

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This book excerpt discusses how to maximize sprint quality during training sessions.

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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.

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The Effects of Strength Training on Running Economy in Highly Trained Runners

May 1, 2017

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A review of the literature concludes that a strength training program including low-intensity to high-intensity resistance exercises and plyometric exercises performed 2 – 3 times per week for 8 – 12 weeks is an appropriate strategy to improve running economy in highly trained middle- and long-distance runners.

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Aerobic Endurance Training Strategies

June 1, 2017

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Various aspects of resistance training, such as specific exercises chosen, workout structure, resistance used, volume (repetitions and sets), rest intervals between sets, and training frequency, can be manipulated to mold the strength training program to best meet an endurance athlete’s goals.

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Aerobic Endurance Training Strategies

May 1, 2017

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Various aspects of resistance training, such as specific exercises chosen, workout structure, resistance used, volume (repetitions and sets), rest intervals between sets, and training frequency, can be manipulated to mold the strength training program to best meet an endurance athlete’s goals.

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Sport Performance and Heart Rate

July 10, 2020

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This article reviews the use of heart rate as a way to program cardiovascular exercise.

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In-Season Training for High School 100-m Sprinters

February 29, 2020

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This NSCA Coach article focuses on the in-season resistance training and mobility exercises designed for the 100-m sprint track and field high school athlete.

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Optimization of the Critical Speed Concept to Tactical Professionals and Load Carriage

July 3, 2020

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From the NSCA’s 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Nathan Dicks explains the Critical Speed Concept. He presents the normative data, parameters for tactical professionals, and how it can be modeled with load carriage for use in prescribing high-intensity interval training.

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Integrating Anaerobic Speed Reserve, Intermittent Fitness Test, and Maximum Aerobic Speed Tests for Comprehensive Fitness Evaluation in Soccer

November 17, 2023

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This article aims to explain why integrating multiple tests such as Anaerobic Speed Reserve (ASR), Intermittent Fitness Test (IFT), and Maximum Aerobic Speed (MAS) can provide a comprehensive evaluation of soccer players’ fitness levels and help to design effective training programs tailored to their individual needs.

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