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Advanced Individualization: The Overhead Pattern

September 3, 2019

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In this 2018 Personal Trainer Conference hands on presentation, Dr. John Rusin demonstrates how he screens and assesses the upper body and shoulder complex, as well as discusses how to program horizontal and vertical pushing and pulling patterns accordingly.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Upper Body Pushing Upper Body Pulling Shoulder Complex Overhead Position Scapula

Fundamental Principles of Upper Body Training: Pushing, Pulling, and Pressing

October 30, 2017

Video

Identify common misconceptions related to shoulder function and learn about the process of improving shoulder mobility, stability, and strength. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Personal Trainers Conference, Lee Burton, PhD, provides easy-to-prescribe screens and exercise progressions to improve and maintain shoulder function.

Personal trainers Coaches Stability Mobility Strength Shoulder Function Exercise Progressions

Swimming

October 30, 2020

Article

This excerpt from Developing the Core gives a quick look into why a stable trunk is so important for swimming athletes.

Coaches Program design Swimming Trunk Stability Propulsive Forces Core

One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

June 1, 2017

Article

This article describes proper technique for the one-arm dumbbell snatch, which is a total body power exercise.

Coaches Exercise Technique dumbbell snatch strength training

Resistance Training for the Older Adult – Progressions to Achieve an Overhead Press

February 4, 2022

Article

This purpose of this article is to supply personal trainers with resistance training techniques, progressions, and cues that can assist their clients in overcoming sarcopenia and to eventually press to the overhead position pain free and with confidence.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Sarcopenia Overhead Press Older Adult Retraction Posterior Chain

Power Snatch

May 1, 2017

Article

This book excerpt provides a step-by-step breakdown of the movements of the power snatch, from the starting position to the downward movement.

Coaches Exercise Technique power snatch snatch exercise weight training strength training strength and conditioning exercises

The 8 Main Movement Patterns – A Programming Framework for Tactical Strength and Conditioning

July 2, 2021

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This article details the rationale for making the eight main movements the foundation of tactical strength and conditioning.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Movement Patterns Jumping Tactical Athlete Medicine Ball TSAC-F

The Gray Area of Programming Weightlifting Exercises

January 8, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the gray area that should be considered when it comes to implementing weightlifting exercises.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Weightlifting Lift Progressions Triple Extension Load Acceptance

Incorporate Dynamic and Static Core Exercises

May 1, 2017

Article

Static and dynamic conditioning of the core musculature is important in activities of daily living and in sport. This book excerpt includes sample static exercises to strengthen the core muscles responsible for stabilization against, or movement through, the four basic movement patterns.

Coaches Exercise Science core training core exercises

Circuit Strength Training with Ability-Based Modifications for Law Enforcement Recruits

March 4, 2019

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Circuit training is quick and effective way to induce training adaptations that are similar to the demands that tactical officers face in their career. This is a basic layout of a circuit training program that can be implemented to recruits during training to prepare them for the physical demands they will face.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Tactical Circuit Training Training Recruits

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