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Considerations of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

September 3, 2019

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The innovative technology found in portable BFR training systems can help tactical personnel achieve greater strength and hypertrophic gains, as well as optimize training programs and overall performance.

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Sliding Toward Sochi—Part I: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

June 1, 2014

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This article provides an overview of the sporting demands of the bobsled competition in the Sochi Olympic Games, and how the theoretical basis of training attempted to meet these requirements.

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Development of Muscle Mass: How Much is Optimum for Performance?

September 3, 2019

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This infographic highlights differences between hypertrophic gains and neural adaptations for optimal athletic performance.

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Dryside Training for Swimmers—Using Ropes to Increase Muscular Endurance

June 1, 2017

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The exercises mentioned in this article are a small sampling of the drills available to the strength and conditioning coach when using rope drills. By adding these movements to a swimmer’s dryside training, swimmers can gain muscular endurance that will complement wetside training.

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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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Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) History Video

May 1, 2015

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Interested in learning more about tactical strength and conditioning? Check out this short video detailing the history of the NSCA's TSAC program.

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Neural Contributions to Muscle Growth

June 1, 2017

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Neural adaptations help mediate growth-related processes and the early increase in strength is attributable mainly to improved neural function. Along with neural changes, various aspects of the protein metabolism in the muscle are changing in the early phases of training.

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Maximizing Hypertrophic Training Effects: 5x10 or 10x10

December 17, 2018

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This infographic summarizes a study on the set and rep ranges for compound resistance exercises in a split routine to maximize hypertrophic effects from training. A 5x10 and a 10x10 routine were assessed to determine their influence on several factors.

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Functional and Nonfunctional Overreaching and Overtraining

June 1, 2017

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If manipulation of the training variables is not tailored correctly to the desired adaptations and specific training goals, an athlete can experience symptoms of nonfunctional overreach. If this process continues, the athlete can develop overtraining syndrome.

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