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Functional Isometrics

March 16, 2020

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This book excerpt reviews functional isometrics as a way to build strength at the weakest point in the range of motion.

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Prescription Exercise Programming in Preparation for the Army Combat Fitness Test

February 24, 2023

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This article discusses the importance and impact a qualified fitness professional on the fitness and readiness of soldiers for the United States Army.

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Tire Flipping—A Method of Assessing Functional Power Output for Firefighters

April 1, 2013

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The movement pattern utilized when flipping a tire is similar to the movements required during firefighting. Learn not only how to flip a tire, but how to assess functional power output among firefighters through the use of tire flipping.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Client Consultation|Assessment Strength training Conditioning training Tire flipping workouts Tire workouts Tire flip; How to flip a tire Tire flipping weight Tire flipping benefits Tire flipping technique tire flipping how to flip a tire

Bridge: Apply Functional Movement Screens to your Practice, with Darcie Burde

May 30, 2016

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Darcie Burde, Assistant Director for Fitness at University of Florida, demonstrates how to translate movement assessments into training clients from all walks of life.

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Functional and Nonfunctional Overreaching and Overtraining

June 1, 2017

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If manipulation of the training variables is not tailored correctly to the desired adaptations and specific training goals, an athlete can experience symptoms of nonfunctional overreach. If this process continues, the athlete can develop overtraining syndrome.

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Functional Firefighter High-Intensity Training—A Case for Optimizing Performance and Injury Prevention

October 2, 2020

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This article explains the use of structured functional fitness programs for injury prevention and enhanced job performance in fire service personnel.

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Progressive Speed and Power Training Concepts

June 27, 2015

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In this practical session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Jimmy Radcliffe explains how to integrate strength and speed complexes and plyometric progressions into periodic progressions. Radcliffe is well-known for authoring “Functional Training for Athletes at all Levels” and “High-Powered Plyometrics.”

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The FMS Hurdle Step

January 5, 2024

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The second in a planned series to review essential considerations of each Functional Movement Screen (FMS) pattern, this article will examine the FMS hurdle step pattern in finer detail.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment FMS Hurdle Step Movement Screen Client Assessment

Secrets to Enhancing Shoulder Function

April 29, 2017

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Learn about common misconceptions about shoulder function and the process for improving shoulder mobility and stability. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Lee Burton—one of the founders of Functional Movement Systems (FMS)—provides easy-to-prescribe screens and exercise progressions to improve and maintain shoulder function.

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Adrenal Exhaustion: Implications for Military Reliance

May 1, 2015

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With the need to be ready under any circumstances from operational missions to physical training, understanding how the adrenal gland functions is important for any tactical athlete. The adrenal gland mediates performance and can have a negative effect on the body’s physiology when exhausted. It is vital to understand the interventions needed to obviate the negative effects and enhance the positive aspects of such physiological function. This session from the 2015 TSAC Annual Training sheds light on this important physiological system that impacts both physical health and functional performance.

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