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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.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Safety PTQ injury risk seated leg extension seated leg curl adduction machine personal training

Reducing the Risk of ACL Injuries in American Football Players— Early Investment for Long-Term Gains

March 18, 2019

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Football is a high intensity collision based sport that has an inherent risk of injury in both competition and practice. The focus of ACL injuries and the development of injury prevention programs have been key in the development of youth athletes to keep them participating in sport with reduced risk of injury.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Organization and Administration

Functional Core Assessment

October 11, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing the Core discusses two testing methods that may predict a strong or weak core based on how well the participant completes the task.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Core SEBT Single-Leg Squat Test

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.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lateral Ankle Sprain Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

Bridging the Gap between Personal Training and Physical Therapy

April 22, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to define the roles of personal trainers and physical therapists and to learn how their combined expertise can influence long-term physical health improvements for their clients.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Physical Therapy Client Assessment Client Needs

Tactical Fitness Research, 2016

June 1, 2016

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 63rd Annual Meeting was held in Boston, MA, May 31 – June 4, 2016. The number of TSAC presentations continued to increase, compared to the last few years, when the Federal Government sequester severely affected attendance.

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An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball

October 22, 2018

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This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

Coaches Program design Volleyball Off Season Training Female Athletes

An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball

October 29, 2018

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This article provides a narrative of the effects of a five-week strength and conditioning program on collegiate female volleyball athletes and shows the potential benefits that may occur in lower-body performance.

Coaches Program design Female Athletes Volleyball Off Season Training

The Double-Knee Bend—Characteristics and Coaching Points

September 3, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the phases of the pull that precede the power position, as well as present some suggestions for how to coach these positions.

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The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews the basics of the Olympic lifts, including strength base, skill transfer, snatch progressions, and clean and jerk progressions. This article also covers several suggested practices for strength and conditioning coaches to fine-tune and progress learning and coaching of the lifts.

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