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Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 2 – Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Program

January 28, 2019

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This second article of a two-part series continues the discussion of long-term athletic development (LTAD). This article provides practical application of the LTAD principles by examining two sample programs.

Coaches Nutrition Program design Organization and Administration LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Youth Training Youth Sports Program Design Peak Height Velocity hs-coaching

Return to Play—Transitioning from Rehabilitation to Strength and Conditioning with the Football Athlete

February 25, 2019

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Due to the high contact and intensity of football, injuries to the players are inevitable. Strength and conditioning coaches play a vital role in the athlete’s process of return to sport. This article is a detailed outline of the solutions that are involved with transitioning a football player from rehabilitation to strength and conditioning back to the field.

Coaches Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Football Return to Sport Injury Rehabilitation Injury in Sport

Bioenergetic Demands of American Football—Considerations for Developing a Preparatory Conditioning Program

May 6, 2019

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This article is intended to provide an understanding of the demands of football from a bioenergetic perspective and provides a framework in which strength and conditioning professionals can design conditioning plans that focus on preparing athletes for competition.

Coaches Program design Energy Systems Conditioning Football Bioenergetic

Strength Training and Endurance Athletes

November 1, 2014

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High-intensity strength training paired with explosive, high-velocity movements is suggested to enhance endurance performance. It is recommended that a practical approach be taken when implementing this model of strength training, which would involve a thorough preparatory period.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design strength training weight training strength training for endurance endurance training concurrent training

Communication—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

March 1, 2014

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In this article, three outstanding fitness professionals share their thoughts and experiences on the importance of communication in the personal training field.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development personal training communication skills how to be an effective personal trainer Personal trainers

Tactical Fitness Research 2018

May 13, 2019

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Guy Leahy writes a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Tactical Athlete Research

Incorporating Training Load Monitoring into Fitness Programming: A Review of Practical Tools for Fitness Providers

October 8, 2018

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In recent years, performance and prevention strategies have grown to include monitoring training load (TL) to understand fatigue and the potential effects of fatigue on training adaptation and performance.

Personal trainers Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Training Load Monitoring Heart Rate Monitoring HRV

Tactical Fitness Research 2018

February 18, 2019

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This article is a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Tactical Research Tactical TSAC-F

The Need for Speed—Improving Sprinting Performance in Football Players

April 22, 2019

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Acceleration and maximal velocity are two factors that are key for any position in football and can determine success in many situations out on the field. This article will review several aspects of sprint mechanics and training to enhance linear (straight-ahead) speed for football players.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Speed Sprinting Mechanics Acceleration Football

Teaching and Motivating Youth Athletes—A Personal Perspective

July 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches should strive to teach athletes in a way they can understand: by hearing, seeing, and practicing. This article describes some techniques that a coach can use to accomplish this.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design youth athletic training youth athletes motivational tools Youth training guidelines how to motivate children hs-coaching

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