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Implementing Olympic-Style Weightlifting in Strength Training for Sport

August 26, 2019

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This article considers some of the main differences between the training of Olympic weightlifters and the use of Olympic weightlifting exercises in strength training for sport.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Olympic Weightlifting Power Snatch Power Clean Deceleration Plyometric Rate of Force Development

Power Clean

June 1, 2017

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The power clean is similar to the power snatch but with two major differences. Firstly, the final bar position is at the shoulders, not over the head, and secondly, the grip is approximately shoulder-width apart, whereas the snatch has a considerably wider grip.

Coaches Exercise Technique power clean olympic lifts weightlifting kinetic select

In-Season Training for High School 100-m Sprinters

February 29, 2020

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This NSCA Coach article focuses on the in-season resistance training and mobility exercises designed for the 100-m sprint track and field high school athlete.

Coaches Program design Sprinting High School Athlete Program Design Vertical Jump hs-coaching

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

Development of Biomotor Abilities for Soccer

January 1, 2013

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Gain insight into the interactions between strength, power, speed, and agility for soccer players. Also, learn basic programing guidelines that adhere to current research.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design exercise programming soccer drills strength training for soccer soccer training speed soccer

Increasing our Influence through Education, Observation and Participation

May 1, 2015

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This session from the 2015 TSAC Annual Training brings to light areas of coaching influence, while also explaining how to improve your coaching “power.”

TSAC Facilitators Professional Development tsac Coaching influence Power of Coaching Education

Progressive Speed and Power Training Concepts

June 27, 2015

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In this practical session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Jimmy Radcliffe explains how to integrate strength and speed complexes and plyometric progressions into periodic progressions. Radcliffe is well-known for authoring “Functional Training for Athletes at all Levels” and “High-Powered Plyometrics.”

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design velocity based training VBT Power Plyometrics Plyometric progression

To Hack or Not to Hack

July 30, 2016

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Join Gray Cook in exploring traditional methods and physical development hacks that focus on the criteria that professionals should use to decide which is best in certain situations. This session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference also covers specific tests and exercises for hacking power and strength.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Life Hacks Hacking for Strength and Power Power Development Strength Development

Anti-Aging Exercise Program Design Strategies

October 31, 2014

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Learn how strength and power training can help your clients boost production of the hormones that many consider to be the “fountain of youth.”

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Pete McCall program design anti-aging exercises

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