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Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

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Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Movement analysis gait analysis sports performance analysis muscular endurance exercises marathon running

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.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation body composition weight classes body fat lean body mass

Biomechanical Analysis in Practice

May 1, 2017

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This article outlines some very basic procedures for video analysis that strength and conditioning professionals can use to identify the physical demands of specific activities.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Training program design sports performance video analysis video analysis strength training exercise program design

Quadrathlon – A Test to Measure Improvements in Athletes

October 7, 2022

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This article explains the quadrathlon and how it can help strength coaches measure linear speed, speed-strength (power), and elastic or reactive qualities efficiently.

Coaches Testing and Evaluation Testing Quadrathlon Power Speed Sprint Jump

Effective Deceleration Technique for Court and Field Sports

May 1, 2017

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Deceleration in court and field sports, such as football and soccer, is an important component of speed and agility. This book excerpt looks at how to train for effective deceleration.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Deceleration technique speed training speed training drills football speed training soccer speed training

Examining the Connection between Training the Core and Performance

November 26, 2021

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This article examines how training the core and performance are connected. This article seeks to help propose how to best use the literature to maximize understanding and use of the current concepts.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Core Strength Core Stability Star Excursion Balance Test

Factors Determining Agility: Speed

June 1, 2017

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Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity, so this phase of sprinting is critical for changing directions as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Optimal technique for linear sprinting in the acceleration phase involves four factors that maximize stride length and frequency.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique speed agility strength and conditioning

Repeated Sprint Capability in Soccer Players

November 1, 2013

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This article will examine the physical demands of soccer players and discuss why repeated sprint ability (RSA) is considered highly important in the performance of these athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design soccer workout repeated sprint ability football fitness fitness drills soccer drills Soccer fitness

Field Hockey

September 10, 2021

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This excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness provides a needs analysis for field hockey and possible program design options for optimal performance outcomes.

Coaches Program design Field Hockey Agility Change of Direction Quickness Speed

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