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Conditioning Program Design Workshop

January 29, 2018

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Learn practical drills, exercises, and how to properly implement conditioning protocols into a team setting. Ron McKeefery explains the scientific rational behind anaerobic and aerobic conditioning methods and how to use a systematic approach to build a successful conditioning program. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, McKeefery also provides examples of fun, safe, and effective routines.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Conditioning Programs Aerobic Training Aerobic Training Program

Purpose and Methods of the Hip Hinge and Squat in High School Strength and Conditioning—with Personal Perspective and Sample Program

January 1, 2015

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The hip hinge and squat exercises, and their variations, are used in many strength and conditioning programs to develop athletes of many sports. The listed progressions are examples of practical implications used to develop athletes, but there may be additional practical and effective methods used by strength and conditioning coaches for similar purposes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design squat strength and conditioning hip hinge high school coaching high school hs-coaching

Repeated Sprint Ability: Bridging the Gap between Science and Application

December 1, 2016

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Repeated sprint ability (RSA) may be one of the most important factors to consider when developing strength and conditioning programs for high-intensity repeated sprint sports. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Coaches Conference, Ernie Rimer reviews the latest science behind RSA, compares the pros and cons of RSA protocols performed in the laboratory and in the field, and suggests methods to improve RSA.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Strength and Power Conditioning Speed and Agility RSA Repeated Sprint Ability

Tests of Core Muscle Power

May 1, 2017

Article

This article describes two different methods for testing core muscle power. Both of the described methods utilize medicine ball throws.

Coaches Testing and Evaluation Core strength fitness assessment core muscle power core power

Variation in Week Plan Content Across Three Phases of Training

July 1, 2016

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Identify methods of prioritization and individualization within the training week plans to make training specific for individual athletes within the team setting. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Ashley Jones explains how to design effective week plans for each of three major phases of a training year, and describes the format and content of key training areas of speed, strength, and fitness within each training phase.

Coaches Program design Power training periodized training plan periodization speed training

Operationalizing Power

June 1, 2017

Article

Considering that the term "power" typically evokes the perception of high-speed movement, many people are inclined to take the tenets of specificity to literally mean “train fast, be fast.” However, to create the most strategic methods of training and adaptation, it is vital to compartmentalize power into the primary testable and trainable elements.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation power power training strength and conditioning

Body Composition in Football Players

March 25, 2019

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Body composition is an important physical characteristic to consider for football players and their performance. Tyler Bosch goes over the various methods of measuring body composition, what the numbers really mean, and how they can be used to develop a player's training.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Body Composition BMI Body Fat Football

Planning a Return to Skate Program for a Lower Body Injury

June 27, 2015

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2015 Hockey Clinic, San Jose Sharks Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Mike Potenza discusses how to create a program that can help re-assimilate an injured hockey player’s body back to pre-injury functions and movements, and eventually back to competition. Potenza also covers the structure of an off-ice reconditioning program, the members of the performance team, methods for building a “return to skate program,” and reintegration procedures for the athlete.

Coaches Program design Return to Skate Lower Body Injury Program Programming for Injury Ice Hockey Hockey Training

Resistance Training for Sprinting

September 24, 2018

Article

The importance of sprinting in many sports has resulted in the search for the most appropriate training methods to improve sprint performance. Authors of recent reviews conclude that resistance training is an effective means to improve sprint performance. Others, however, have reported that resistance training is not as effective as simply engaging in sprint training.

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National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) Performance Summit 2019 – Chicago in Review

March 21, 2020

Article

This article provides a review of sessions presented at the 2019 National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) Performance Summit including strength and conditioning methods and coaching strategies, in-season strength programming, force plate assessment, injury prevention, and player monitoring.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development Basketball Conditioning Targeted Adaptations Pre-Season Testing Building Relationships

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