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Safety Reminders for Strength and Conditioning Coaches

August 27, 2019

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As athletes return to training in the heat, Doug Casa, CEO of the Korey Stringer Institute, covers safety and considerations for strength and conditioning coaches. Casa discusses guidelines for heat acclimatization, signs and symptoms of traumas, emergency action plans, prevention strategies, and provides valuable resources for coaches.

Coaches Safety Emergency Procedures Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Prevention Strategies Heat Acclimatization Exertional Heat Illness Sickle Cell Trait Sudden Cardiac Death Exertional Rhabdomyolysis Transitional Period Non-traumatic Catastrophic Injury

Considerations for Velocity-Based Training – The Instruction to Move “as Fast as Possible” is Less Effective than a Target Velocity

January 13, 2020

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This infographic summarizes a study that analyzed performance based on target velocity or coaching cue.

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Considerations for Ruck Injury Prevention in the Low Back

April 1, 2017

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Given the high prevalence of injuries that occur during rucking, implementing an injury prevention program is paramount. Disseminating information on proper injury prevention training methods and reducing the risk of ruck-related back injuries can improve overall mission readiness with minimal lost training time.

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Resistance Training and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement— Considerations for Prosthesis and Client Safety

April 1, 2017

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Historically, patients who undergo reverse total shoulder arthroplasty/ replacement (rTSA) procedures receive much stricter activity limitations for sports and resistance training endeavors in comparison to the traditional total shoulder arthroplasty/replacement. This may cause confusion amongst personal trainers about safety as it relates to designing resistance training programs for these patients.

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Training Considerations for Rowing Athletes

October 1, 2014

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This article looks at the four phases of the rowing stroke: the catch, drive, finish, and recovery. A sample resistance training program that addresses all four phases is included.

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Deployment Fitness—Carrier-Specific Navy Physical Training

April 1, 2014

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United States Navy Sailors have unique training and physical fitness considerations while out at sea. This article has information to help a fit boss assure their command is always fighting fit.

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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.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design weight training strength training manual resistance training MRT

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for the Elite Ten-Pin Bowler

April 1, 2013

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The modern game of ten-pin bowling requires an athlete to have high levels of physical preparedness to excel. This article includes a sample training program that may improve bowling performance.

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Considerations of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

September 3, 2019

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The innovative technology found in portable BFR training systems can help tactical personnel achieve greater strength and hypertrophic gains, as well as optimize training programs and overall performance.

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Tactical Programming Considerations—Preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test

June 22, 2015

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There are many factors to consider in the planning and implementation of any strength and conditioning program. With proper planning, tactical facilitators may be successful in preparing potential soldiers for the APFT.

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