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Exercise Technique—A Simple Approach to Teaching the Power Clean in a Group Environment

June 1, 2017

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There are numerous complexities involved in teaching the Olympic-style lifts. This article explains one way to teach the power clean progression and some coaching cues that can be used to teach sport or tactical athletes in a group setting.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Olympic lifts how to teach the Olympic lifts strength training weightlifting

The French Contrast Method – Theory and Application

April 7, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the theory behind the French Contrast Method (FCM), current evidence demonstrating its effectiveness, as well as proper implementation and execution for athletic populations.

Coaches Program design French Contrast Method Plyometrics Power Velocity Rate of Force Development

Programming for the Novice Athlete

September 16, 2019

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Tex McQuilkin, Director of Training for Power Athlete HQ, defines athleticism as a trainable performance variable at the 2019 Coaches Conference. McQuilkin illustrates the four phases of the competitive lifecycle for sport athletes and empowers coaches with strategies to best apply progressive overload and support the long-term trainability of novice athletes.

Coaches Program design Programming Novice Athlete Athleticism Competency Model Preparedness hs-coaching

Foundational Movements for the Tactical Athlete

April 30, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Annual Training, Ryan Massimo demonstrates foundational movement techniques that engage the body as a single coordinated system, complement the movements the body performs on the job and in life, and help to build optimal and usable strength, power, mobility, and durability.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design mobility foundational movements kinetic chain total body multi-planar movement

Betaine as an Ergogenic Aid

July 1, 2013

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This article addresses emerging research that both supports and refutes betaine’s capacity to promote muscular adaptations.

Coaches Nutrition muscle supplements ergogenic aids Betaine supplementation

Taking the Training Outdoors

March 1, 2014

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This article includes examples of exercises that can be incorporated into a training program that is performed outdoors. Take advantage of warm weather with these suggestions.

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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.

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Measurement and Evaluation in a Microdosed Training Program

January 6, 2023

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This article seeks to provide insight on a training method based around prescribing small amounts of training to achieve a large amount of physical improvements.

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Supramaximal Eccentric Strength Training

July 30, 2015

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Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Head and Chair for Sport Sciences at the Institute of Sport Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main in Frankfurt, Germany—and one of the world’s leading experts on strength and power training—explains the influencing factors of force production in eccentric muscle actions. Schmidtbleicher made a rare appearance in the United States at the NSCA’s 2015 National Conference.

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Supporting Periodizational Models for Speed Development

July 31, 2016

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In this session from the NSCA's 2016 National Conference, Boo Schexnayder demonstrates how to effectively design long-term and short-term programs for speed development. Schexnayder explains how to effectively periodize strength training in a manner that supports speed development, as well as how to use speed and power training as a neural integration tool to enhance strength development.

Coaches Program design Speed Development Athletic Development Periodization Speed Training

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