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Stability and Weightlifting: Training Stability—Part 3

July 1, 2016

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This article is the third installment of a four-part series on stabilization in weight training. It covers how to train trunk stability and how to decrease the dominance of the extension/compression stabilizing strategy (ECSS) that is often perpetuated during training.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design weight training stabilization ECSS Extension Compression Stabilizing Strategy

Shoulder Taps – A Novel Time-Efficient Screening Tool for Tactical Operators

October 21, 2019

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This article presents the shoulder taps, which could serve as a more time-efficient screening tool for tactical operators. Although this article will present the shoulder taps as an assessment modality, it may be expanded upon and prescribed as an exercise for the purpose of improving trunk, hip, and shoulder stability.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Movement Pattern Screening Tool FMS Tactical Operators

Low Back Pain—The Mobility-Stability Continuum

August 13, 2018

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Nearly all fitness professionals are forced to address low back pain (LBP) to some extent, regardless of the age or population with which they work. The purpose of this article is to shed light on contemporary research surrounding LBP.

Personal trainers Program design Mobility Lower Back Pain Mobility for Lower Back Stability Stability for Lower Back

Which Foot Placement Provides Better Stability when Performing the Barbell Biceps Curl Exercise—Staggered or Parallel?

August 5, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to examine which foot placement (staggered or parallel) provides better trunk stability when performing the barbell biceps curl exercise.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Barbell Biceps Curl Trunk Stability Staggered Stance Center of Gravity

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

June 1, 2017

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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.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique NSCA Coach squat front squat back squat

Abdominal and Lumbo-Pelvic Stability Exercises for First Responders

March 4, 2020

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This article will discuss why it is important for first responders to have abdominal and lumbo-pelvic strength in relation to movements and tasks in their specific jobs. A list of possible exercises and implementation are also included.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Core Strength First Responders Tactical Professions

Stability and Weightlifting—Mechanics of Stabilization—Part 1

January 1, 2016

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This article covers the anatomy and mechanics of spinal stabilization and how to properly brace for both maximal and sub-maximal lifts. Because of the forces that are generated by, and transmitted through, the body during resistance training, having a sound understanding of stabilization is paramount for safe and effective training.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design biomechanics strength training weightlifting

Core Exercises for Ice Hockey

May 1, 2017

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Focusing on developing the core muscles in a strength and conditioning program for ice hockey players can improve performance of movements on the ice.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Hockey training core conditioning ice hockey

Optimizing Trunk Qualities to Heighten Resiliency, Maximize Performance, and Mitigate Injury

June 24, 2019

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In this hands-on session from the 2018 Tactical Annual Training, Joel Raether, owner of Authentic Performance, discusses strategies and exercises he utilizes to improve trunk performance and resiliency, while subsequently demonstrating his progressions and regressions for these exercises.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Trunk Stability Tactical Athlete Hip Mobility Posture

Client Assessments – Movement Assessment

December 20, 2019

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This article builds upon two other client assessment tools (breathing and posture, as seen in Personal Training Quarterly Issues 5.3 and 6.1, respectively) and discusses ways to assess client movement.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment FMS Movement Patterns Trunk Stability

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