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Stability and the Squat: Front-Loaded versus Back-Loaded Squatting—Part 4

June 1, 2017

Article

Squatting may be commonplace in the weight room, but proper execution of this great exercise is difficult. Strength and conditioning coaches will need to properly select exercises and cue their athletes in a way that not only allows for a proper stabilizing strategy to occur, but promotes it.

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One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

June 1, 2017

Article

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

Anaerobic and Muscle Endurance Development

May 1, 2017

Article

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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Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing

May 1, 2017

Article

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.

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Considerations for Squat Depth

October 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to compare the effects of quarter, parallel, and full depth squats on muscle activity, joint stress, athletic abilities, and potential injury risks for the consideration of all strength and conditioning professionals.

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Power Clean

June 1, 2017

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The power clean is similar to the power snatch but with two major differences. Firstly, the final bar position is at the shoulders, not over the head, and secondly, the grip is approximately shoulder-width apart, whereas the snatch has a considerably wider grip.

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Progressive Strategies for Teaching Fundamental Resistance Training Movement Patterns

August 4, 2023

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This article provides the personal trainer with sample exercise progressions for teaching resistance training movement patterns along with practical strategies for instruction and reinforcement of proper technique.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Fundamentals Squat Hinge Movement Patterns Resistance Training

Squat versus Hip Thrust: Effects on Performance

May 1, 2017

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Is the squat or hip thrust a better exercise for increasing jump and sprint performance? The results of this study support the force vector theory.

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Bridge: Single-Leg Squat and Lunge Movements

May 1, 2015

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Nick Clayton, Personal Training Manager at the NSCA, shows key coaching points and progressions for single-leg squat and lunge movements.

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Activation of Gluteus Maximus during Performance of the Back Squat, Split Squat, and Barbell Hip Thrust, and the Relationship with Maximal Sprinting

August 27, 2021

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This infographic describes the type of muscle activation three exercises elicited and their relationship to maximal sprinting performance.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Infographics Back Squat Split Squat Barbell Hip Thrust Maximal Sprinting EMG

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