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Determinants of Running Speed

May 1, 2017

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Two factors that determine running speed are stride cadence and stride length. Because athletes propel themselves forward only when their foot is in contact with the ground, the stance phase of the running stride should be the focus of speed enhancement programs.

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Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

September 24, 2018

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Some of the major misconceptions concerning Olympic-style weightlifting for sport are addressed in this article, providing evidence-based recommendations to better implement the snatch, clean and jerk, and their derivatives in the training of high school and collegiate athletes.

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Sprint-Specific Training

April 1, 2019

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This infographic shows the effects of sprint specific training, both forward and backward, and its relation to speed and power output.

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Factors Determining Agility: Speed

June 1, 2017

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Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity, so this phase of sprinting is critical for changing directions as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Optimal technique for linear sprinting in the acceleration phase involves four factors that maximize stride length and frequency.

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"Get Up and Go" Drill for Rugby Players

May 1, 2017

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The aim of the get up and go drill for rugby players is to develop the ability to accelerate from a low body position, which is especially important when accelerating into a potential contact situation.

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Dynamic Warm-Up for Speed and Power Athletes

August 26, 2019

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In this hands-on session from the NSCA’s 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Bobby Smith, Owner and Director of Sports Performance at Reach Your Potential Training, explains and demonstrates his multi-phase dynamic warm-up system.

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Implications of Speed in Baseball

June 1, 2017

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It is apparent that speed plays a vital role in successful baseball performance. Because of the short distances involved in the game, players rarely, if ever, achieve maximum speed and in actuality, it is acceleration that plays a much greater role in baseball.

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Variation in Week Plan Content Across Three Phases of Training

July 1, 2016

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Identify methods of prioritization and individualization within the training week plans to make training specific for individual athletes within the team setting. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Ashley Jones explains how to design effective week plans for each of three major phases of a training year, and describes the format and content of key training areas of speed, strength, and fitness within each training phase.

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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.

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The Central–Peripheral Model—A Total Approach toward Developing Optimum Power as Applied to the Game of Football

January 30, 2016

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Jeff Connors, Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at East Carolina University, shares insights regarding a successful and comprehensive training program that places emphasis on speed development. Originally presented at the NSCA 2016 Coaches Conference.

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