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Tests of Core Muscle Power

May 1, 2017

Article

This article describes two different methods for testing core muscle power. Both of the described methods utilize medicine ball throws.

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Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity

January 15, 2019

Video

Potentially, an instability training program that first involves static balance and then progresses to dynamic balance activities would improve intrinsic balance. This improvement in balance would increase movement confidence, releasing the neuromuscular system from a stiffening strategy to more unimpeded motion, force, and power development.

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Multi-Joint Training versus Isolated Training for Core Development

June 1, 2017

Article

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.

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Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity

February 25, 2019

Article

This Kinetic Select from Developing the Core reviews the effects of muscle activity when performing exercises on unstable surfaces.

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Bearing the Cold—Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

January 1, 2016

Article

Knowing the risks of cold weather training is only half the battle. It is important to be familiar with a proper risk management strategy to help guide decision-making that can enhance safety and exercise performance.

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Introduction to Dynamic Warm-Up

June 1, 2017

Article

Interest is growing in warm-up procedures that involve dynamic activities and sport-specific movements that maximize active ranges of motion at different movement-specific speeds while preparing the body for the demands of sport training and competition.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique warm-up dynamic warm-up strength and conditioning

Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 2 – Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Program

January 28, 2019

Article

This second article of a two-part series continues the discussion of long-term athletic development (LTAD). This article provides practical application of the LTAD principles by examining two sample programs.

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Unbalanced Load Training for Athletic Performance

April 1, 2015

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Integrating unbalanced load training into a strength or hypertrophy phase, or any workout program, can add a tremendous amount of demand on the lateral aspects of the core to help the athlete develop a strong core. Using unbalanced load training may help produce increases in athleticism, balance, and motor coordination without sacrificing strength or explosiveness.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design unbalanced load training strength training weight training

Developing Athleticism is the C.O.R.E. of Positive Youth Development

December 1, 2012

Article

This article breaks down youth training. To develop athleticism for youth, coaches should follow the C.O.R.E. principles: context in which to apply movement patterns, opportunities to develop proper movement, recognition of physical attributes required, and environments in which youth explore movement.

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The Development of Strength and Conditioning within Domestic Cricket in Pakistan—A Personal Perspective

This is my story of how a strength and conditioning coach influenced not only one of Pakistan’s up and coming cricket team’s approach to fitness and lifestyle, but also that of the wider community.

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