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Develop the Basic Movement Patterns before Training for Specificity

June 1, 2017

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Instead of tactical athletes initially focusing on training programs that address specific aspects, training programs should emphasize proper movement patterns as a foundation before progressing.

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Operationalizing Power

June 1, 2017

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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.

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Principle-Based Program Design—A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide

April 1, 2015

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Although most resources on program design review the foundational scientific principles of training, they often fail to provide practical strategies that strength and conditioning professionals need in order to apply these principles successfully. To help bridge the gap between science and application, this article provides a simple and practical, step-by-step system for applying the scientific principles of training into the program design process.

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Functional Isometrics

March 16, 2020

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This book excerpt reviews functional isometrics as a way to build strength at the weakest point in the range of motion.

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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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Effects of Instability on Force and Velocity

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the effects of instability on force and velocity throughout the body.

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Varying Tempo for Hypertrophy

June 1, 2017

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Due to the principle of specificity, training should be tailored to the goal of the lifter in terms of the prioritization of strength, hypertrophy, health, and functional outcomes. If the goal is muscular hypertrophy, it may be beneficial to vary the repetition range, and to utilize a variety of loads and loading strategies in the pursuit of maximizing hypertrophy.

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Football-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

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This article presents two football-specific speed drills in detail—the single-leg box explosion and the mountain climber.

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TSAC Research Review, January 2015

January 1, 2015

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This article is the first of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical communities.

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