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Determination of Resistance Training Frequency

May 1, 2017

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Factors such as the types of exercises used, the number of muscle groups trained per session, the structure of the program, and the client’s training status and overall fitness level dictate training frequency.

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Implementing Strength Training to Improve Ruck March Capacity

April 17, 2020

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This article describes the various strength training processes that can be implemented to build a soldier’s ruck march capacity.

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Sequencing and Integrating Training

December 4, 2020

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This article breaks down periodization into sequencing and integrating training factors to optimize training outcomes.

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Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 2

June 4, 2021

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In the second of this two part series, this article will discuss program design with an emphasis on integrating lower limb plyometric training into soccer training to enhance power actions, as well as, consider high school athletes’ biological characteristics and long-term athletic development (LTAD).

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Training Program Considerations for Endurance Runners

May 1, 2017

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This article contains examples of how to periodize training programs to help aerobic endurance athletes reach their peak condition at the appropriate time of the year.

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Strength Training and Endurance Athletes

November 1, 2014

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High-intensity strength training paired with explosive, high-velocity movements is suggested to enhance endurance performance. It is recommended that a practical approach be taken when implementing this model of strength training, which would involve a thorough preparatory period.

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Bridge: Incorporating strong man training with your every day athlete, with Matt Mallard

November 12, 2018

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Matt Mallard, Director of Education and Master Trainer at Gainesville Health and Fitness demonstrates strongman training for the personal training client.

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Hierarchical Structure of Periodization Cycles

August 24, 2018

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The periodization of training is facilitated by a hierarchical structure that allows for several distinct interrelated levels that can be used in the planning process. Each level of the periodization process should be based on the training goals established for the athlete or team.

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Dryside Training for Swimmers—Using Ropes to Increase Muscular Endurance

June 1, 2017

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The exercises mentioned in this article are a small sampling of the drills available to the strength and conditioning coach when using rope drills. By adding these movements to a swimmer’s dryside training, swimmers can gain muscular endurance that will complement wetside training.

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Resistance Training for Sprinting

September 24, 2018

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The importance of sprinting in many sports has resulted in the search for the most appropriate training methods to improve sprint performance. Authors of recent reviews conclude that resistance training is an effective means to improve sprint performance. Others, however, have reported that resistance training is not as effective as simply engaging in sprint training.

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