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Reverse Pendulum Exercise (Including Medicine Ball Twister Variation)

January 28, 2019

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This Kinetic Select excerpt from Developing the Core describes how to perform the medicine ball twist variation as a rotational core movement.

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Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity

February 25, 2019

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

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Respiratory Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training

November 12, 2018

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This Kinetic Select from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition gives a brief overview of respiratory adaptations, and how aerobic interventions of duration and intensity can be used for specific adaptations for endurance training.

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Anaerobic Training and Electromyography Studies

November 26, 2018

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This Kinetic Select excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition describes the results from electromyography (EMG) studies on the neural adaptations to anaerobic training.

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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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Neural Contributions to Muscle Growth

June 1, 2017

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Neural adaptations help mediate growth-related processes and the early increase in strength is attributable mainly to improved neural function. Along with neural changes, various aspects of the protein metabolism in the muscle are changing in the early phases of training.

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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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Measurement of Power

June 1, 2017

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It is important for coaches to understand the relationship between commonly measured variables (e.g., displacement, velocity, and force) and their relationship to the derived variable of power.

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Energy Dynamics During Exercise

June 1, 2017

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Knowing when to train and how much time to devote to training each of the three energy systems is an important ingredient of success in endurance sports. This knowledge is also reflected in a well-designed and scientifically-based training plan.

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Catecholamines

June 1, 2017

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The catecholamines—primarily epinephrine, but also norepinephrine and dopamine—are secreted by the adrenal medulla and are important for the acute expression of strength and power because the hormones act as central motor stimulators and peripheral vascular dilators to enhance enzyme systems and calcium release in muscle.

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