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Strength and Conditioning for Collegiate Trampolinists

November 13, 2020

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This article provides guidance on designing strength and conditioning programs for male collegiate trampolinists by combining the available sport science with practical coaching experience.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Sport Science Trampoline Plyometrics

Training Philosophy

October 25, 2019

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When considering applying advanced methods to affect and augment maximal power output, this excerpt from Developing Power explains three key points to consider.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Rate of Force Development Maximal Power Output Force-Velocity Relationship Muscular Power

Multi-Joint Training versus Isolated Training for Core Development

June 1, 2017

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Ground-based free weight lifts, especially the explosive Olympic-style lifts, are highly recommended for athletic conditioning for the core muscles. They can provide a moderately unstable stimulus to augment activation of the core and limb muscles, while still providing maximal or near maximal strength, velocity, and power output.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique core training olympic lifts isolated training multijoint exercises

Determinants of Running Speed

May 1, 2017

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Two factors that determine running speed are stride cadence and stride length. Because athletes propel themselves forward only when their foot is in contact with the ground, the stance phase of the running stride should be the focus of speed enhancement programs.

Coaches Exercise Science Mechanics of running how to run faster speed training running mechanics

Energy System Training

April 22, 2022

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning aims to educate on some fundamentals of energy systems training in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Intervals Anaerobic Aerobic Energy Systems Tactical Multi-Stage Fitness Test

What is the Catch? Clarifying Weightlifting Exercises and Terminology

January 1, 2013

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This article covers commonly used terminology from United States of America Weightlifting (USAW), plus it contains illustrations of the basic positions for weightlifting exercises.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Olympic-style weightlifting power snatch squat weightlifting clean and jerk snatch

Windows of Optimal Trainability

April 1, 2016

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The “five Ss” of trainability and performance are critical periods of development that all youth strength and conditioning coaches should consider when creating a training program. Coaches should take advantage of each window to maximize a youth athlete’s potential and help ensure a long athletic career.

Coaches Program design LTAD youth training guidelines youth athletic training

Classifying Movements

January 7, 2022

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This brief excerpt breaks down agility into different target movement patterns to help develop an effective agility and quickness program.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Agility Change of Direction Acceleration Deceleration Transition Initiation

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Triathletes

November 12, 2018

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Triathlons are unique compared to other sports as athletes are required to master three distinct disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. This article lays out a training program that focuses on a balance between strength training and sport training to avoid overtraining and overuse injuries and to maximize performance in a multi-sport athlete.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Triathlete Multi-Sport Athlete Running Cycling Swimming

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