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Repeated Sprint Capability in Soccer Players

November 1, 2013

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This article will examine the physical demands of soccer players and discuss why repeated sprint ability (RSA) is considered highly important in the performance of these athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design soccer workout repeated sprint ability football fitness fitness drills soccer drills Soccer fitness

The Power Position—Characteristics and Coaching Points

August 24, 2018

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The power position is an integral position for a variety of power lifting movements. Athletes can develop their power position via an integrated approach involving sound exercise selection and purposeful instruction leading to enhanced strength and technique.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Power Position Olympic Weightlifting Power Position Technique Coaching Ques Weightlifting

Increasing Performance on Tactical Aerobic Endurance Tasks

August 24, 2018

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When isolating aerobic capacity as a determinant of performance, traditional interventions have focused on increasing an individual’s VO2max. Based on the large acute improvements from a single positive psychology research study, investigations into the application of integrated psychophysiological strategies to optimize performance should be explored.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Aerobic Endurance Training TSAC Tactical Performance Task Neurofeedback Training

Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Have Application to Athletic Performance?

April 30, 2021

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This article will review available information about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and practical applications that could be adopted by strength and conditioning coaches.

Coaches Exercise Science Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Recovery Mental Preparation

Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training for Athletic, General, and Clinical Populations

August 14, 2020

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The goal of this brief review is to describe what classifies as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and summarize the potential benefits for various populations: athletic, general, and clinical.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design HIIT Maximal Aerobic Capacity Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training Tabata

Creating Power – Alternative Bilateral and Unilateral Triple Extension Exercises

November 27, 2020

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This article demonstrates how strength and conditioning coaches can coach power through non-traditional weightlifting exercises that can be taught quickly, to large groups, with less extensive technique correction.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Weightlifting Power Force Medicine Ball Jumping

In-Season Training for High School 100-m Sprinters

February 29, 2020

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This NSCA Coach article focuses on the in-season resistance training and mobility exercises designed for the 100-m sprint track and field high school athlete.

Coaches Program design Sprinting High School Athlete Program Design Vertical Jump hs-coaching

Balancing High Operational Load While Sustaining Conditioning for Law Enforcement Officers

April 1, 2016

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Specialist law enforcement resources are under constant strain to maintain operational and organizational outcomes. The high operational tempo disturbs many functions including skill enhancement, personal development, work/life balance, and time for physical conditioning.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design managing fatigue Managing stress

Branched-Chain Amino Acids

December 17, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition explains branched-chain amino acids

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Nutrition BCAAs Albumin Protein Protein Synthesis Free Fatty Acids

Lower-Body Power Development for Collegiate Female Soccer Players

September 4, 2020

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This article discusses the influence of lower-body power on soccer performance in collegiate female soccer players. It also covers testing for muscular power qualities, different training modalities to use, and sample training programs as examples.

Coaches Program design Soccer Power Plyometrics Complex Training Strength

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