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Squat versus Hip Thrust: Effects on Performance

May 1, 2017

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Is the squat or hip thrust a better exercise for increasing jump and sprint performance? The results of this study support the force vector theory.

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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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Bridge: Single-Leg Squat and Lunge Movements

May 1, 2015

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Nick Clayton, Personal Training Manager at the NSCA, shows key coaching points and progressions for single-leg squat and lunge movements.

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Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing

May 1, 2017

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Read a step-by-step description of how to perform the two-arm kettlebell swing, in this exclusive excerpt from the book Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training-3rd Edition With Online Video, published by Human Kinetics.

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Power Clean

June 1, 2017

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The power clean is similar to the power snatch but with two major differences. Firstly, the final bar position is at the shoulders, not over the head, and secondly, the grip is approximately shoulder-width apart, whereas the snatch has a considerably wider grip.

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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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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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The Science of Squatting

March 25, 2013

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In this video from the NSCA's Personal Trainers Conference 2013, Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, discusses the benefits and mechanics of squats.

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Anthropometrical Considerations for Customizing the Squat Pattern

February 25, 2019

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Proper form and biomechanical execution of the squat has been a long-debated subject in the fitness and sports performance industries. The following article describes a method to help determine an individual’s preferred squatting foot position, setup, and depth based on their unique hip anthropometrics for smarter, safer, and more optimized squatting.

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