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Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance in Team Sports

August 1, 2017

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Iñigo Mujika explains the scientific basis of tapering and peaking in sports, and the effects of manipulating training components during the taper process. Mujika provides the scientific background and examples of tapering and peaking for a league format competition and a major tournament in team sports.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Tapering Peaking Team sports 2017-National-Conference

A Proactive Approach to Health and Performance—Nutrient and Blood Testing

December 1, 2012

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The body’s system can be observed by blood testing to help achieve desired results whether training for a competition, pursuing an individual goal, or improving general health.

Coaches Nutrition nutrients blood testing Nutrition

Planning a Return to Skate Program for a Lower Body Injury

June 27, 2015

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2015 Hockey Clinic, San Jose Sharks Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Mike Potenza discusses how to create a program that can help re-assimilate an injured hockey player’s body back to pre-injury functions and movements, and eventually back to competition. Potenza also covers the structure of an off-ice reconditioning program, the members of the performance team, methods for building a “return to skate program,” and reintegration procedures for the athlete.

Coaches Program design Return to Skate Lower Body Injury Program Programming for Injury Ice Hockey Hockey Training

Designing a Specific Energy System Program

August 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Nelson Ayotte—the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the St. Louis Blues National Hockey League (NHL) team—explains how to design and implement a specific energy systems program at the elite level. Ayotte demonstrates the characteristics of each of the three energy systems and their trainability, and explores how to understand the energy demands of a sport by analysis of its characteristics, competition intensity, and duration of efforts and recovery periods.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Energy Demands Hockey Strength and Conditioning NHL Recovery Ice Hockey

High-Intensity Resistance Training and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density – Sample Training Program: Part 2

October 21, 2019

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This article will present a sample program that was implemented successfully by a group of older women in competition, and discuss the general exercise principles utilized to increase BMD in postmenopausal women.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Bone Mineral Density Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Osteopenia High-Intensity Training

Influence of Perceptual-Cognitive Function on Movement Output

August 28, 2020

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This article briefly describes the importance of training perceptual-cognitive skills for faster performance.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Perceptual-Cognitive Skill Agility Coordination Decision Making Quickness

Application of Program Design to Training Seasons

May 1, 2017

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A sound year-round aerobic endurance training program should be divided into sport seasons with specific goals and objectives designed to improve performance gradually and progressively.

Coaches Program design Exercise program design off-season training postseason training in-season training preseason training

Change of Direction Speed Drill Adaptation

May 6, 2019

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This book excerpt is from Developing Agility and Quickness, Second Edition and goes over change of direction drills to help with speed and power development as well as an athletes cognitive and decision making skills.

Coaches Program design Change of Direction Speed Agility

Hydration and Performance

June 3, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition discusses the research surrounding the timing of hydration and its impact on sport performance for those participating in aerobic endurance exercise.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Hydration Electrolyte Balance Aerobic Endurance Fluid Balance Dehydration

Sliding Toward Sochi—Part I: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

June 1, 2014

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This article provides an overview of the sporting demands of the bobsled competition in the Sochi Olympic Games, and how the theoretical basis of training attempted to meet these requirements.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength training for bobsled push athletes strength and conditioning for bobsled sliding sport training Bobsled training

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