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Instability Training—Help or Hype?

January 1, 2014

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This article briefly examines the most popular instability training devices and provides examples of how instability training can be incorporated into traditional resistance training programs.

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Central Concepts Related to Periodization

May 1, 2017

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The ability to manage the adaptive response, handle accumulated fatigue, and capitalize on the aftereffects established from training is central to the training process.

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Considerations for Utilizing Manual Resistance Training

April 2, 2016

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Manual resistance training (MRT) can be an effective, low-cost, and easy-to-perform training modality. It can be performed in many situations regardless of space, equipment availability, and performance level.

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Tactical Training with Limited Resources and Space

April 29, 2013

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Chris Frankel, Head of Human Performance for TRX Training, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference on training tactical athletes with limited resources and space. In this hands-on presentation, Chris performs exercises using the TRX Suspension Training System.

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Core Training Continuum

October 31, 2014

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Progression in core training exercises is based on competence, Loren Landow says as he introduces this hands-on lecture. Loren walks participants through core training progressions as he stresses the need to keep training within the athlete's ability and skill level, thus ensuring proper form.

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Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 1

March 26, 2021

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In the first of a two part series, this article will briefly highlight the main components of a needs analysis and apply it to the context of soccer.

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Strength Training Practices for Rowing – Part 3 – Conditioning Training

September 11, 2020

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This is the third and final article of a series on strength training practices for rowing and will focus on the energy systems development of rowing athletes.

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How to Improve Change-of-Direction Speed in Junior Team Sport Athletes

March 12, 2021

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This infographic briefly explains the effects of horizontal jump training, vertical jump training, maximal strength training, and explosive strength training on change-of-direction ability in junior team sport athletes.

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Velocity-Based Training Overview for the Tactical Operator

April 29, 2017

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Velocity-based training (VBT) has been generating a lot of buzz lately. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Dr. Bryan Mann explains how and why VBT works, how different devices work, and how to account for them in training.

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Strongman Training for Youth

April 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches can safely and effectively integrate strongman training into youth strength and conditioning programs by following established programming guidelines and available research recommendations.

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