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Circuit Strength Training with Ability-Based Modifications for Law Enforcement Recruits

March 4, 2019

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Circuit training is quick and effective way to induce training adaptations that are similar to the demands that tactical officers face in their career. This is a basic layout of a circuit training program that can be implemented to recruits during training to prepare them for the physical demands they will face.

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Semi-Private Training – An Ideal Model for Small Studios and Productive Trainers

March 25, 2019

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David Crump describes how semi-private training can be an effective model for some studio and small gym owners to continue to grow their business and reach individuals.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development Fitness Business Semi-Private Training Personal Training

Programming the General Population for Optimal Fitness—10 Important Movement Patterns

November 26, 2018

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Developing a program for a general population client requires understanding their movement needs. Expand your training programs by implementing all ten of the major human movement patterns.

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Functional Core Assessment

October 11, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing the Core discusses two testing methods that may predict a strong or weak core based on how well the participant completes the task.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Core SEBT Single-Leg Squat Test

Stability and Weightlifting: Training Stability—Part 3

July 1, 2016

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This article is the third installment of a four-part series on stabilization in weight training. It covers how to train trunk stability and how to decrease the dominance of the extension/compression stabilizing strategy (ECSS) that is often perpetuated during training.

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Gluteal Muscle Strength and Activation, and the Relation to Knee Pain

April 1, 2019

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This article focuses on exercises that strengthen the gluteal muscles for abduction to help reduce knee pain in full range of motion and promote proper movement in the primary knee joints.

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Assessments and Measures—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

April 2, 2015

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While a basic fitness assessment will always be a part of a comprehensive client assessment, there is an array of more sophisticated tests and measures that are available to the personal trainer today.

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Tactical Programming Considerations—Preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test

June 22, 2015

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There are many factors to consider in the planning and implementation of any strength and conditioning program. With proper planning, tactical facilitators may be successful in preparing potential soldiers for the APFT.

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Agility and Quickness Test: Box Step-Off Landing Assessment

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt explains how to perform the box step-off landing assessment, which is used to determine an athlete’s readiness before beginning a program in agility and quickness.

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Group Personal Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

October 8, 2019

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Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD) are conditions that affect millions of people, and the amount of people afflicted is on the rise. To potentially reverse this trend, personal trainers can provide group sessions of high-intensity progressive resistance training to increase BMD and prevent osteoporosis.

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