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Selection and Design of Sport-Specific Resistance Exercises

July 1, 2013

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Specificity of training involves an analysis of physiological, anatomical, and psychological needs for an activity. This article explains how to create a well-designed program that takes exercise specificity into account.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design exercise specificity resistance training program design Exercise program design

A Narrative Review of Limb Dominance: Task Specificity and the Importance of Fitness Testing

May 19, 2021 - May 21, 2021

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This infographic discusses unilateral limb dominance and how to evaluate it.

Coaches Testing and Evaluation Task Specificity Limb Dominance Isometric mid-thigh pull

Special Training Considerations for Strength, Specificity, and Energy Systems for Year-Long Planning

February 2, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference, Cal Dietz, MS, presents the best applications in training of several sports that can be applied to most sports at various times of the year. The systematic approaches and the reasoning behind the step-by-step approach to block training, and the application of specific needs in the sport and energy system training also are covered.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning Strength Training Energy Systems Block Training Cal Dietz

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

Principle-Based Program Design—A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide

April 1, 2015

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Although most resources on program design review the foundational scientific principles of training, they often fail to provide practical strategies that strength and conditioning professionals need in order to apply these principles successfully. To help bridge the gap between science and application, this article provides a simple and practical, step-by-step system for applying the scientific principles of training into the program design process.

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Development of Biomotor Abilities for Soccer

January 1, 2013

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Gain insight into the interactions between strength, power, speed, and agility for soccer players. Also, learn basic programing guidelines that adhere to current research.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design exercise programming soccer drills strength training for soccer soccer training speed soccer

Operationalizing Power

June 1, 2017

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Considering that the term "power" typically evokes the perception of high-speed movement, many people are inclined to take the tenets of specificity to literally mean “train fast, be fast.” However, to create the most strategic methods of training and adaptation, it is vital to compartmentalize power into the primary testable and trainable elements.

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Writing a Needs Analysis: Exploring the Details

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The first step in preparing a comprehensive periodized strength and conditioning program is the needs analysis —that is a formal process for determining the general and specific needs of the athlete based on their sport or task. It involves many more pieces than most consider and is not simply about goal setting. Depth and specificity of event requirements and details are important because there will be variability in needs and program design due to the task and level of prior experience and participation. The specifics of the task and the particulars of the individual athlete may lead to the need for significant study and reading of evidence-based research. The benefit of a well-developed needs analysis is that it can lead to better program planning with greater opportunity for success.

Are the Seated Leg Extension, Leg Curl, and Adduction Machine Exercises Non-Functional or Risky?

June 1, 2017

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This article highlights the scientific evidence on exercises like the seated leg extension, leg curl, and adduction machines to highlight their potential benefits on enhanced performance and potentially reducing injury risk.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Safety PTQ injury risk seated leg extension seated leg curl adduction machine personal training

Functional Isometrics

March 16, 2020

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This book excerpt reviews functional isometrics as a way to build strength at the weakest point in the range of motion.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Functional Isometrics Strength Joint Angle Sticking Point

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