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Kinematic and Kinetic Chains

June 1, 2017

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The importance of recognizing a closed-chain activity lies in the fact that the motions of multiple joints are coupled. Weakness at any one joint will consequently limit performance of the entire movement.

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Implementing Core Training Concepts into Strength Training for Sport

August 1, 2020

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This article provides an understanding of the role the core plays during execution of athletic movements, as well as provides evidence-based concepts that help to strengthen the core and maximize movement performance.

Coaches Program design Oblique Rectus Abdominis Pelvic Floor Core Stabilizers The Kinetic Chain

Knee Movement and Exercise Guidelines

July 29, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training discusses the importance of education on proper running surfaces, appropriate footwear, and the benefits of cross-training in addressing overuse of the knee.

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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

Include Closed-Chain and Open-Chained Core Exercises

December 26, 2020

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This excerpt from Developing the Core briefly defines closed- and open-chain exercises and their respective roles in training.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Closed-chain Exercise Open-chain Exercise Trunk Core Musculature

Core Programming: Trunk Movement Complexes

June 1, 2017

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The exerciser with 8 to 12 months of training experience can begin to include exercise complexes that combine trunk movement patterns with multijoint movements. Single-plane and multiplane movements can be performed using both open- and closed-chain exercises.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design exercise complexes core training strength and conditioning multijoint movements

Tennis

May 7, 2021

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This short excerpt from Developing the Core details the importance of training the core musculature in tennis athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Core Tennis Kinetic Chain Rotational Movements Flexibility

Sample Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex Strengthening Program

June 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week lumbo-pelvic hip complex strengthening program with the intended goal of improving vertical jumping ability and landing mechanics without the addition of plyometric or jumping/landing drills.

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Effective Methods of Grip Strength Development

July 1, 2013

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Development of grip strength is often overlooked in traditional resistance training programs, but small program adjustments that target grip strength can be of benefit athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design handgrip strongman training hand exercises wrist exercises forearm exercises forearm workouts grip strength exercises strength training

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