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Resistance Exercise Programming—A Mixed-Training Approach

July 1, 2014

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Olympic-style lifting, functional training, powerlifting, and bodybuilding should all be considered when designing a program to improve general health, fitness, and functional capacity.

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Are the Seated Leg Extension, Leg Curl, and Adduction Machine Exercises Non-Functional or Risky?

June 1, 2017

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This article highlights the scientific evidence on exercises like the seated leg extension, leg curl, and adduction machines to highlight their potential benefits on enhanced performance and potentially reducing injury risk.

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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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Abdominal and Lumbo-Pelvic Stability Exercises for First Responders

March 4, 2020

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This article will discuss why it is important for first responders to have abdominal and lumbo-pelvic strength in relation to movements and tasks in their specific jobs. A list of possible exercises and implementation are also included.

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Post-Rehabilitation Programming—Lateral Ankle Sprains

January 22, 2019

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Ankle sprains are an extremely common injury of both sports and everyday life. In the post-rehabilitation setting, it is important to first identify and then address deficits in ankle, hip, and knee range of motion and strength.

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Low Back Pain—Is Motor Control Exercise Superior to General Exercise? A Review of the Research

July 1, 2016

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This article provides an overview of the scientific evidence comparing specific motor control exercise intervention to using a more general exercise approach, and concludes by discussing the practical implications for strength and conditioning professionals from an exercise programming perspective.

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How to Develop Power—A Look into the Preparation of a 2015 NBA 2nd Round Draft Pick

January 1, 2014

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This article describes a five-week training program that was used to prepare an athlete for the NBA Combine.

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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.

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The Growth and Maturation of the Female Pediatric Athlete

November 6, 2018

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Growth and maturation are two important processes that occur throughout an individual’s childhood and adolescent years. The purpose of this article is to review the dimensions, proportions, stature, body mass, and maturational events of all female pediatric athletes in general. It also serves to identify how early sport specialization and different modes of training of the female pediatric athlete affects her growth and maturation.

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Bioenergetic Demands of American Football—Considerations for Developing a Preparatory Conditioning Program

May 6, 2019

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This article is intended to provide an understanding of the demands of football from a bioenergetic perspective and provides a framework in which strength and conditioning professionals can design conditioning plans that focus on preparing athletes for competition.

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