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Factors Related to Average Concentric Velocity of Four Barbell Exercises at Various Loads

April 10, 2020

Article

This article explains how training age, training frequency, limb length, height, and relative strength relate to concentric barbell velocities at varying loads.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Infographics Barbell Velocity Concentric Velocity

Acute Effects of Progressive Sled Loading on Resisted Sprint Performance and Kinematics

December 18, 2020

Article

This infographic briefly reviews the differences in sprint velocity and technique, including stride length and hip, knee, and ankle flexion during a 20-meter resisted sprint.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Infographics Sleds Sprint Velocity Stride Length Sprint Technique

Measurement of Power

June 1, 2017

Article

It is important for coaches to understand the relationship between commonly measured variables (e.g., displacement, velocity, and force) and their relationship to the derived variable of power.

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Don’t Just Be Different… Be a Difference Maker!

July 31, 2015

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“The goal of what we’re trying to do is make a difference in someone’s life,” says Gary Schofield in this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference. Coach Schofield explains areas where you can make a difference for your athletes, including movement efficiency, recovery and regeneration, autoregulation, velocity-based training, and conditioning with purpose.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Movement Efficiency VBT Velocity Based Training Recovery Conditioning

Effects of Instability on Force and Velocity

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the effects of instability on force and velocity throughout the body.

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Global Positioning System

March 4, 2022

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This excerpt from the NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science, discusses some of the benefits and validity of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) data.

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Upper Body Power in Mixed Martial Arts

March 17, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to justify the importance and advantage to properly incorporate upper body power (UBP) training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Mixed Martial Arts Upper Body Power Velocity Potentiation

Age-Specific Speed Development: “Can You Make My Kid Faster, Faster?”

July 31, 2017

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Learn practical programming ideas to implement in youth speed training programs. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Lance Walker explains how to leverage the differences between starting, acceleration, and maximum velocity dynamics (movement preparation) and plyometrics. Learn about the most common errors made by young athletes when training linear speed with practical tools, teachings, and contextual cues.

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Not Adding Up – Why Gravitational Running Techniques May Not Biomechanically Equal Speed

December 3, 2021

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This article seeks to provide some insight to optimal biomechanics in running technique and why normal gravitational techniques may not suit tactical athletes while load-bearing.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Tactical Athlete Kinematics Running Technique Gravitational Running Techniques Biomechanics

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 9: Bryan Mann

Podcast

Bryan Mann, from the University of Missouri, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about the future of velocity-based training, work-life balance, and getting a PhD while being a full-time strength and conditioning coach.

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