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Bodyweight Progression to the One-Arm Push-Up

October 29, 2016

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Learn to identify and understand the key factors of movement competency and skill acquisition, and how to develop an effective motor learning process using foundational movement patterns. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference, Joe Sansalone explains how improving motor control and foundational movement patterns leads to optimal one-arm push-up skill acquisition.

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Teaching for Skill Acquisition in Fitness – Best Practices for Fitness Pedagogy

April 16, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to present pedagogical content knowledge to personal trainers aimed to enhance client performance and satisfaction.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Professional Development Skill Acquisition Observation Feedback Fitness Pedagogy

Error Correction: Five Tips to Help “Fix It”

June 1, 2017

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Five evidence-based motor learning practices can bridge the gap between knowing what correction needs to be made and developing effective strategies to facilitate skill acquisition.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 99: Matthew Ibrahim

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Matthew Ibrahim, Co-Owner of TD Athletes Edge, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about using setbacks as a learning opportunity. Topics under discussion include creating a holistic approach to a client’s training by collaborating with other professionals, and the importance of deceleration technique and eccentrics in his programs for skill acquisition. Find Matthew on Instagram: @matthewibrahim_ | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Attentional Focus as a Resource to Optimize Tactical Personnel Training and Performance

June 19, 2020

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To address and combat neurocognitive decline in tactical personnel, this article will detail the mechanistic underpinnings of, and describe how to apply, attention regulation strategies to facilitate greater skill acquisition, retention, and performance transfer.

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Movement Skill Acquisition for American Football— Using “Repetition without Repetition” to Enhance Movement Skill

March 11, 2019

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Football requires very fast, high-intensity, and high-impact movement patterns with each position requiring various movements and speeds. This article reviews how coaches are currently observing movement, and offers a framework on how to identify and improve movement in each player without over-coaching movement patterns.

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Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

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Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

Enhancing Motor Learning with Sled Training

November 1, 2012

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Sled exercises provide a training stimulus that closely mimics real-world physical demands of sports. This article provides examples of how to implement sled training into a program.

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