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The Power Position—Characteristics and Coaching Points

August 24, 2018

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The power position is an integral position for a variety of power lifting movements. Athletes can develop their power position via an integrated approach involving sound exercise selection and purposeful instruction leading to enhanced strength and technique.

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Dynamic Warm-Up for Strength and Power Workouts

October 21, 2019

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Bobby Smith, Owner and Director of Sports Performance at Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT), explains his systematic approach to writing a warm-up by implementing mobility, stability, activation, and injury prevention in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 National Conference.

Coaches Program design Hip Mobility Hamstring Lengthening CNS Prep Glute Activation Shoulder Mobility Injury Reduction

Sport Performance and Body Composition

June 1, 2017

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All fitness components depend on body composition to some extent, and the demands of many sports require that athletes maintain standard levels of body composition.

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Assessing Power in Youth Populations

December 31, 2018

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The administration and measurement of youth power development has become more available and familiar with the advances of technology. This excerpt introduces varieties of testing and administration practices to assess power in the youth population.

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How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

Personal trainers Program design Contrast Training Postactivation Potentiation Power Complex Training

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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Resistance Exercise Considerations for Load Carriage

May 8, 2020

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This article addresses three main areas of resistance exercise that best prepares tactical personnel for load carriage.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Load Carriage Tactical Professional Fatigue Resistance Dynamic Trunk Stability Injury Prevention

Supramaximal Eccentric Strength Training

July 30, 2015

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Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Head and Chair for Sport Sciences at the Institute of Sport Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main in Frankfurt, Germany—and one of the world’s leading experts on strength and power training—explains the influencing factors of force production in eccentric muscle actions. Schmidtbleicher made a rare appearance in the United States at the NSCA’s 2015 National Conference.

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Muscle Activation and Strength Training

June 1, 2017

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Periodization of training is based on the principle that different loads (e.g., light, moderate, or heavy) or power requirements recruit different types and numbers of motor units. Recruitment order is important from a practical standpoint for several reasons.

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Supporting Periodizational Models for Speed Development

July 31, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA's 2016 National Conference, Boo Schexnayder demonstrates how to effectively design long-term and short-term programs for speed development. Schexnayder explains how to effectively periodize strength training in a manner that supports speed development, as well as how to use speed and power training as a neural integration tool to enhance strength development.

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