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Include Closed-Chain and Open-Chained Core Exercises

December 26, 2020

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This excerpt from Developing the Core briefly defines closed- and open-chain exercises and their respective roles in training.

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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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Transfer of Training for Agility

Traditional lower-body resistance exercise alone may not be an optimal means of developing agility. Further, the effectiveness of straight-sprint training on agility performance has not been well established. In contrast, jump training, including loaded jump squats and horizontal and lateral jumps, holds promise.

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Developing Agility and Quickness-2nd Edition

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In Developing Agility and Quickness, leading experts from the NSCA offer more than 130 drills, 12 agility and quickness tests, and 15 sport-specific training plans to help athletes gain a step on the competition.
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Core Exercises for Ice Hockey

May 1, 2017

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Focusing on developing the core muscles in a strength and conditioning program for ice hockey players can improve performance of movements on the ice.

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2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to the NSCA's 2022 winners! This page is updated as new award winners are named throughout the year.

Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

September 24, 2018

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Some of the major misconceptions concerning Olympic-style weightlifting for sport are addressed in this article, providing evidence-based recommendations to better implement the snatch, clean and jerk, and their derivatives in the training of high school and collegiate athletes.

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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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Football-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

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This article presents two football-specific speed drills in detail—the single-leg box explosion and the mountain climber.

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Raether Named Professional Strength Coach of the Year

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Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce that Coach Joel Raether has been selected as the NSCA’s Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2020. Coach Raether becomes the sixth recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 2014. Award winners are selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s Coaching Task Force, who determine the winner based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community, and the coaching profession.

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