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Force-Vector Strength Training

September 16, 2019

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This infographic summarizes a study in which adding both horizontal and vertical force-vector exercises enhanced physical performance during in-season play.

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Effect of Velocity-Based Loading on Acceleration Kinetics and Kinematics during Sled Towing

February 18, 2019

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This info-graphic describes research on velocity decrements to increase propulsive and horizontal force applications to increase acceleration kinetics.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Program design Velocity Based Training Acceleration Sled Push Horizontal Force Application infographics

Ice Hockey Strength and Conditioning Considerations – Sled Resisted Sprint Training

January 20, 2023

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This article examines using the sled as a dynamic correspondence exercise for increasing on-ice acceleration.

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Strength Zone Training – True Full Range of Motion Strength Training

July 17, 2020

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This article discusses how personal trainers can utilize the strength zone training system in order to develop true full range of motion strength, and thus help clients perform better and further reduce injury risk.

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Influence of Resisted Sled‐Pull Training on the Sprint Force‐Velocity Profile of Male High School Athletes

February 5, 2021

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This infographic summarizes how varying sled-loads increase different characteristics of sprint performance in male high school athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Infographics Sled-Pull Force-Velocity Sprinting Acceleration hs-coaching

The Bilateral Deficit—Plausible Explanations and Solvents

November 1, 2014

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By adhering to the basic principles of training, including progressive overload, periodization, and a safe lifting environment, the bilateral deficit can be improved by the amalgamation of unilateral force production, maximal effort, and repeated effort training.

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Core Development through the Use of Sled Training

April 2, 2016

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Using the sled closely mimics real-time sports performance movements and activities because of the horizontal resistance opposing the vertical movements typically seen in a weight room setting. This article highlights a variety of sled training exercises designed to target the core musculature.

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Lower-Body Power Development for Collegiate Female Soccer Players

September 4, 2020

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This article discusses the influence of lower-body power on soccer performance in collegiate female soccer players. It also covers testing for muscular power qualities, different training modalities to use, and sample training programs as examples.

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The 8 Main Movement Patterns – A Programming Framework for Tactical Strength and Conditioning

July 2, 2021

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This article details the rationale for making the eight main movements the foundation of tactical strength and conditioning.

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Sport-Specific Training – A Guide to Exercise Selection

November 24, 2023

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This article seeks to help simplify the exercise selection process by providing clarity on how different exercises can aid in enhancing performance and potentially reduce injury risk.

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