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Acceleration vs. Maximum Speed

June 1, 2017

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Acceleration and maximum speed are terms used in speed development programs, and when developing a program, it is vital to differentiate between the two. This allows coaches to target their training to the capacity most important in their own sport.

Coaches Exercise Science kinetic select Acceleration speed strength and conditioning sport performance

Validity and Reliability of the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat Five Repetition Maximum to Determine Unilateral Leg Strength Symmetry

October 21, 2019

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This infographic explains how utilizing the rear foot elevated split squat is a reliable method of testing unilateral leg strength and how it can measure athletes’ symmetry in producing vertical ground reactive forces.

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What Types of Fitness Training do Firefighters Actually Need? Models to Adapt Training Preference

April 1, 2016

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Military and law enforcement needs analyses are not specifically matched to firefighting, but those training styles are better than basic fitness regimens or no regimen at all. For firefighters who are attracted to other styles of training not specific to firefighting, there are ways to train for all the demands of firefighting without making the firefighter use training modalities that they dislike or are not comfortable using.

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Max Effort Training for Tactical Populations

April 30, 2016

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Examine the benefits of heavy effort training and where it fits in a tactical training program. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Annual Training, Matt Wenning explains a safe and effective approach to training tactical athletes using maximum effort training.

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Developing Fitness-Component Assessments for Military Units

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A physical assessment continues to be one of the best ways to evaluate and measure physical preparedness and readiness of a military unit for job-related tasks and future missions. Tactical facilitators must consider multiple factors when developing testing protocols and programs, including leadership support, limited resources, and training cycle time constraints.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Army Physical Fitness Test APFT

Tests of Core Muscle Power

May 1, 2017

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

Coaches Testing and Evaluation Core strength fitness assessment core muscle power core power

Implications of Speed in Baseball

June 1, 2017

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It is apparent that speed plays a vital role in successful baseball performance. Because of the short distances involved in the game, players rarely, if ever, achieve maximum speed and in actuality, it is acceleration that plays a much greater role in baseball.

Coaches Exercise Science baseball training speed acceleration

Bridge: The 225-lb Bench Press Test, with Dr. Bryan Mann

May 1, 2015

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Dr. Bryan Mann, from the University of Missouri, discusses the efficacy of using the 225-lb bench press test for measuring maximal strength.

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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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