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Purpose and Methods of the Hip Hinge and Squat in High School Strength and Conditioning—with Personal Perspective and Sample Program

January 1, 2015

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The hip hinge and squat exercises, and their variations, are used in many strength and conditioning programs to develop athletes of many sports. The listed progressions are examples of practical implications used to develop athletes, but there may be additional practical and effective methods used by strength and conditioning coaches for similar purposes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design squat strength and conditioning hip hinge high school coaching high school hs-coaching

Visual Feedback Attenuates Mean Concentric Barbell Velocity Loss and Improves Motivation, Competitiveness, and Perceived Workload in Male Adolescent Athletes

October 31, 2019

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This study examined the effects of visual kinematic feedback during the back squat exercise.

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Deceleration Progressions from Squat-Lunge to Sprint

July 31, 2017

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Learn about Loren Landow’s philosophy-based system of multidirectional training and explore how to best integrate multidirectional training to straight-line speed performance through a full progression of bilateral and unilateral exercises. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Landow addresses the factors that influence agility with special attention to the feet and hips

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Teaching Effective Lifting Techniques in a Large Team Setting

January 30, 2016

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In this session from the 2016 NSCA Coaches Conference, Matthew Chandler explains how to implement the core lifts (cleans, snatches, squat variations, deadlift variations) for high school athletes throughout a multi–sport demographic. Coach Chandler explains adjustments that can be utilized with groups that have mixed ability levels in order to maximize the understanding and execution of each lift.

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Does Different Footwear Alter Ankle Joint Forces During the Barbell Back Squat?

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Ankle injuries are very common and their incidence potentially can be reduced or prevented if the person has a better sense of foot position if proper footwear is worn while exercising.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design TSAC Tactical Strength Barbell Back Squat Ankle Joint Forces Footwear for Back squat

Anaerobic and Muscle Endurance Development

May 1, 2017

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This article provides essential guidelines for athletes beginning a strength and conditioning program that ensures safety and productivity of the training sessions.

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Push Jerk

October 15, 2018

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This excerpt from Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition goes over the technique and execution in each phase of the push jerk.

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Kinematic and Kinetic Chains

June 1, 2017

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The importance of recognizing a closed-chain activity lies in the fact that the motions of multiple joints are coupled. Weakness at any one joint will consequently limit performance of the entire movement.

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Motor Control for the Snatch—an Integrative Approach

July 1, 2016

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The snatch is one of the most technically demanding competitive movements. This article focuses on barbell trajectory (or bar path), motor control, and the height of the bar relative to the athlete’s body.

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