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Core Strength and Functionality with Loaded Carries

July 1, 2016

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What training approaches are efficient and effective at developing functionality and resiliency at the core? The answer lies within an intelligent, systemic, multi-method approach to training the core, including an eclectic set of training tools to individualize specific needs of athletes.

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Exercise and Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain—A Review and Recommendations for Personal Trainers

October 22, 2018

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Many personal trainers work with clients who are dealing with musculoskeletal pain that has negative consequences both on the client’s ability to exercise and their activities of daily living. This article discusses the different types of pain, and describes targeted approaches for training clients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Pain Pain Management

Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning for the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says

May 1, 2016

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The path to actual integration of mental and physical training for the tactical athlete is paved with growing empiricism. The current challenge is to sustain creative development of functional approaches and demonstrate that integration can deliver potential benefits.

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Military-Specific TSAC Research Column – October 2023

February 16, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to discuss relationships between current fitness testing within the United States Army and its effect on overall tactical readiness.

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Resistance Training for Older Adults

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The benefits of resistance training are almost overwhelming, however, too few older adults participate in resistance training, largely because of fear, confusion, and lack of consensus to guide implementation. It is the hope that this position statement may have a positive impact addressing these issues and on empowering healthier aging.

Resistance Exercise Preserves Physical Function of Older Adults—Implications for Strength and Conditioning Professionals

October 15, 2018

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Older adults who desire to remain physically active at work, recreation, or sport can improve muscular strength, physical performance, and injury prevention if engaged in a properly designed resistance exercise program. The programming considerations presented herein may serve as a useful reference for strength and conditioning professionals working closely with active older adults.

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Client Assessments – Movement Assessment

December 20, 2019

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This article builds upon two other client assessment tools (breathing and posture, as seen in Personal Training Quarterly Issues 5.3 and 6.1, respectively) and discusses ways to assess client movement.

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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 4: Movement Education

October 1, 2014

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In the final part of this four-part series on proper movement, the author recommends that the US Marine Corps screen the movement quality of each Marine and educate them on how to move correctly in order to reduce the risk of injury.

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Safe Progression for Balance Exercises

May 1, 2017

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A major concern with balance and joint-stabilization exercises is to avoid potentially dangerous movements that depend on the preparedness of the athlete or patient and on the state of the healing tissue. Learn about progressions that minimize risk to the athlete or patient.

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Muscle Activation and Strength Training

June 1, 2017

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Periodization of training is based on the principle that different loads (e.g., light, moderate, or heavy) or power requirements recruit different types and numbers of motor units. Recruitment order is important from a practical standpoint for several reasons.

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