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Tests of Core Muscle Power

May 1, 2017

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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

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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

Developing Linemen from the Ground Up

February 18, 2019

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Linemen often do not get the same attention of the skill positions like a quarterback or wide receiver. However offensive and defensive linemen can control much of a football games tempo and outcome. This article goes over key areas to develop a well-rounded program for football linemen.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Football Linemen hs-coaching Programming for Linemen

Integrating Safer Tackling Cues in the Weight Room

April 1, 2014

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Integrating weight room cues that are more consistent with those used to reinforce safer tackling techniques on the field may help with athlete retention and buy-in, and prevent potential confusion.

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Strength Training for Football

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Anaerobic and Muscle Endurance Development

May 1, 2017

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

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The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews the basics of the Olympic lifts, including strength base, skill transfer, snatch progressions, and clean and jerk progressions. This article also covers several suggested practices for strength and conditioning coaches to fine-tune and progress learning and coaching of the lifts.

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Stretch-Shortening Cycle

February 14, 2020

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This article briefly reviews the importance of the stretch-shortening cycle in power production.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Plyometrics Stretch Shortening Cycle Golgi Tendon Organ Power

Implementing Olympic-Style Weightlifting in Strength Training for Sport

August 26, 2019

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This article considers some of the main differences between the training of Olympic weightlifters and the use of Olympic weightlifting exercises in strength training for sport.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Olympic Weightlifting Power Snatch Power Clean Deceleration Plyometric Rate of Force Development

Plyometric Exercises

August 26, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing Power discusses implementing plyometric training in a program to develop lower body power.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Plyometric Training SSC Jumping Lower Body Power

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