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Resistance Training for the Older Adult – Progressions to Achieve an Overhead Press

February 4, 2022

Article

This purpose of this article is to supply personal trainers with resistance training techniques, progressions, and cues that can assist their clients in overcoming sarcopenia and to eventually press to the overhead position pain free and with confidence.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Sarcopenia Overhead Press Older Adult Retraction Posterior Chain

Motor Control for the Snatch—an Integrative Approach

July 1, 2016

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The snatch is one of the most technically demanding competitive movements. This article focuses on barbell trajectory (or bar path), motor control, and the height of the bar relative to the athlete’s body.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning Olympic Lifts Snatch

Push Jerk

October 15, 2018

Article

This excerpt from Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition goes over the technique and execution in each phase of the push jerk.

Coaches Exercise Technique Push Jerk Weightlifting Olympic Weightlifting Power Development

Advanced Individualization: The Overhead Pattern

September 3, 2019

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In this 2018 Personal Trainer Conference hands on presentation, Dr. John Rusin demonstrates how he screens and assesses the upper body and shoulder complex, as well as discusses how to program horizontal and vertical pushing and pulling patterns accordingly.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Upper Body Pushing Upper Body Pulling Shoulder Complex Overhead Position Scapula

Anaerobic and Muscle Endurance Development

May 1, 2017

Article

This article provides essential guidelines for athletes beginning a strength and conditioning program that ensures safety and productivity of the training sessions.

Coaches Exercise Technique Weightlifting safety weight belts squat Olympic lifting technique lifting tips

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

Increase Hip and Trunk Stability with Loaded Carries for Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Performance

December 11, 2020

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The goal of this article is to understand contralateral and ipsilateral loading, how to set-up loaded carries, electromyography activity during exercises, and how to apply these exercises into the strength training program.

Coaches Program design Loaded Carries Core Strength Posture Contralateral Loading Ipsilateral Loading

Power Snatch

May 1, 2017

Article

This book excerpt provides a step-by-step breakdown of the movements of the power snatch, from the starting position to the downward movement.

Coaches Exercise Technique power snatch snatch exercise weight training strength training strength and conditioning exercises

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

One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

June 1, 2017

Article

This article describes proper technique for the one-arm dumbbell snatch, which is a total body power exercise.

Coaches Exercise Technique dumbbell snatch strength training

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