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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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Training for movement patterns exercise program design TSAC

Influence of Perceptual-Cognitive Function on Movement Output

August 28, 2020

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This article briefly describes the importance of training perceptual-cognitive skills for faster performance.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Perceptual-Cognitive Skill Agility Coordination Decision Making Quickness

Primed, Locked, and Loaded to Move

July 21, 2014

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Diane Vives, MS, CSCS,*D, FMS, presented during the NSCA's 2014 Movement Performance Clinic on the importance of moving well, and on designing circuits with movement quality.

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Movement Screens and Identifying Weaknesses

May 1, 2015

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Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, spoke at the NSCA's 2012 National Conference on using movement screen to identify weakness in athletes.

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A Quarterback-Specific Movement Program

April 1, 2019

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The football quarterback (QB) is a unique position in sport. To throw or pass the ball, the QB needs to incorporate nearly every muscle in the body in a very precise sequence to optimally release the ball with the right amount of power, spin, and precision. Specific movement patterns are suggested to optimize the performance of a QB.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Quarterback Football Movement Specificity Movement Programming

Classifying Movements

January 7, 2022

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This brief excerpt breaks down agility into different target movement patterns to help develop an effective agility and quickness program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility Change of Direction Acceleration Deceleration Transition Initiation

The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 4: Movement Education

October 1, 2014

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In the final part of this four-part series on proper movement, the author recommends that the US Marine Corps screen the movement quality of each Marine and educate them on how to move correctly in order to reduce the risk of injury.

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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines - Part 3: Evidence-Based Movement Assessment

June 1, 2016

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An evidence-based movement assessment could hold Marines accountable for mobility and stability by systematically assessing movement patterns. This article (part three of a four-part series) explains one way that this could be accomplished.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design fitness for Marines movement assessment FMS

Integrating Motor Patterns into Exercise for Performance and Prevention

November 1, 2014

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In this session from the 2014 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Barton Bishop explains how to utilize the body’s natural way of learning movement. This will help athletes become more efficient at movement for improvements in exercise and athletic performance, and help in preventing future injuries.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design athlete monitoring strength and conditioning Injury Prevention Movement Efficiency Athletic Performance

The ABCs of Long-Term Athletic Development

March 6, 2018

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For emerging athletes to move properly and develop athletic skills, they must first develop proficiency in fundamental motor skills. The ABCs of athleticism, therefore, must reflect the development of fundamental motor skills first, and specific athletic skills second.

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