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Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1

June 1, 2017

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Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.

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Client Assessments—Breathing

January 8, 2019

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Assessing clients is a vital component of the personal training experience. This article gives an overview of breathing mechanics and how to apply proper breathing exercises into a client’s assessment and program.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Client Consultation|Assessment Client Assessments Breathing Mechanics Box Breathing

Sport Injuries: Patterns, Trends, and Current Thinking

July 8, 2019

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World renowned Olympic training coach, Dan Pfaff, discusses how coaches can become a better performance supplier when managing athletic injuries. Pfaff also explains how to reduce lost time in practice and competitions, as well as how to reduce acute and chronic injury factors.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Sports Medicine Kinetic Chain Movement Screening Return to Play Gait Control Motor Patterns

Sport Performance and Body Composition

June 1, 2017

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All fitness components depend on body composition to some extent, and the demands of many sports require that athletes maintain standard levels of body composition.

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Speed and Agility Testing Process

May 1, 2017

Article

In order to ensure consistent and accurate results, coaches must take certain steps to ensure proper data collection. It is also important to establish sound protocols prior to testing.

Coaches Organization and Administration Testing and Evaluation testing for sports performance how to test agility speed testing agility testing

TSAC Research Review, January 2015

January 1, 2015

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This article is the first of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical communities.

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Positional Influences, Breathing and Performance: The Utilization of Postural Restoration for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist

February 2, 2015

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Posture begins with proper rib cage position, which leads to better breathing and ultimately, better athletic performance. Jason Masek discusses the important role that postural restoration plays in strength and conditioning during the 2015 Coaches Conference.

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Applied Periodization in Shoulder Injury for the Tactical Athlete—Part 1

July 1, 2016

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An organized, science-based, and evidence-based periodized program that is guided by capable and competent professionals is the most efficient and effective way to accomplish the task of returning from a shoulder injury to full active duty. The concepts of periodization paired with evidence-based strength and conditioning interventions provides the framework needed for tactical facilitators to accomplish this task.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease tactical strength and conditioning TSAC periodization rehab shoulder injury

Boots on the Ground: Realizing Physical Potential while Combatting Reality

June 1, 2017

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Most law enforcement officers are physically taxed, mentally exhausted, and emotionally overwhelmed. As such, a complexity exists with a requirement to match the need for physical fitness in a demographic that lives their lives in a potential state of general exhaustion.

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