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Thoracic Mobility and Athletic Performance

August 5, 2019

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Gain a thorough understanding of thoracic spine anatomy, the causes and effects of limited thoracic mobility, and the diverse strategies that may enhance thoracic mobility from the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball (MLB) Strength and Conditioning Team.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Trunk Rotation Mobility Thoracic Baseball Exhalation Sagittal Plane Rotation MLB

Motor Control for the Snatch—an Integrative Approach

July 1, 2016

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The snatch is one of the most technically demanding competitive movements. This article focuses on barbell trajectory (or bar path), motor control, and the height of the bar relative to the athlete’s body.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning Olympic Lifts Snatch

Proximal Position Dictates Hip Performance and Health

June 1, 2017

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This article provides strength and conditioning coaches with strategies to address hip mobility limitations that may lead to lumbar spine and femoral acetabular issues.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach sports injuries injury prevention hip exercises

Progression for First Responders to Help Prevent Lifting Injuries

April 1, 2013

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This article contains a sample progression to use with high call volume fire departments to help maintain mobility while building job-specific strength and avoiding a hyper-fatigued state.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Safety safe lifting lifting injuries fitness for EMT fitness for firefighters TSAC

Compensatory Stabilization—The Extension/Compression Stabilizing Strategy—Part 2

April 1, 2016

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Strength and conditioning coaches that temper their posterior chain exercises with some threshold training and specific trunk exercises designed to break the extension/compression stabilization strategy (ECSS) to restore proper stabilizing strategies may find their athletes will move better, get injured less, and actually perform better.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design stabilization ECSS stabilization strategy extension/compression

Reducing the Load on First Responders

April 1, 2014

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In order to move patients, gear, and equipment properly, the first responder must be able to move well themselves. Both unloaded and loaded movement should be examined and trained. One way to achieve this is to train frequently and properly with a constant focus on both mobility and strength in the various positions that are commonly required of first responders.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F TSAC; first responders

Thoracic Mobility

July 1, 2015

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The loss of required thoracic spine ranges of motion for sport movements can be problematic for the elite athlete, as well as the weekend warrior. The purpose of this article is to explore biomechanical causes for thoracic mobility restriction as well as provide easily applicable techniques to restore mobility.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength training strength and conditioning thoracic mobility

Choosing Exercises—“The Crunch”

April 1, 2017

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Should personal trainers include the crunch exercise in an exercise program? The answer should always be, “it depends;” however, arriving at the best answer requires a process.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design crunch exercise core training crunches

Low Back Pain—The Mobility-Stability Continuum

August 13, 2018

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Nearly all fitness professionals are forced to address low back pain (LBP) to some extent, regardless of the age or population with which they work. The purpose of this article is to shed light on contemporary research surrounding LBP.

Personal trainers Program design Mobility Lower Back Pain Mobility for Lower Back Stability Stability for Lower Back

Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing

May 1, 2017

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Read a step-by-step description of how to perform the two-arm kettlebell swing, in this exclusive excerpt from the book Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training-3rd Edition With Online Video, published by Human Kinetics.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique kettlebell kettlebell swing kettlebell training two-arm kettlebell swing strength training

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