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Single-Leg and Double-Leg Training Implications for Basketball

January 1, 2015

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Both unilateral and bilateral training should be used to optimally develop basketball players. This article compares single-leg and double-leg training options and provides considerations and potential implications for training basketball athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design single-leg training basketball conditioning double-leg training bilateral training Unilateral training

Time Course of Physiological and Anatomical Changes

April 3, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essential of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explores the neural and muscular adaptations to training over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Neural Adaptations Peripheral Adaptations Skeletal Muscle Training Intensity

Anaerobic Training and Electromyography Studies

November 26, 2018

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This Kinetic Select excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition describes the results from electromyography (EMG) studies on the neural adaptations to anaerobic training.

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Strength Training Practices for Rowing – Part 2 – Strength Training for Performance

June 12, 2020

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This article is the second of a series of articles on strength training practices for rowing and seeks to provide information on periodization strategies for rowers of different competitive levels and schedules, as well as include sample periodization plans and sample programs.

Coaches Program design Rowing Periodization Strength Training Stroke Motion

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.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design personal trainer sled workouts power sled motor skills sled drag sled push prowler sled training

Emphasizing Strength and Power Performance Using the Trap Bar Deadlift for the Modern-Day Warfighter

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The purpose of this article is to provide warfighters and tactical facilitators with an evidence-based approach to improve maximal strength and power using the trap bar deadlift as it relates to combat preparedness.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Periodization Trap Bar Deadlift TSAC-F Warfighter

Anthropometry, Leverages, and Strength Training

February 25, 2019

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This 2018 Personal Trainers Conference video features Lee Boyce going over the subject of anthropometry and the mechanics of the fundamental movements in strength training. Boyce describes the common issues you see and how to individualize movements for your clients.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Fundamental Movements Push Pull Press Anthropometry Squat Deadlift

Using Velocity Measures to Improve Resistance Training Programming and Coaching

June 25, 2016

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Examine different measures of velocity that can be used in resistance training and understand how each measure may be more applicable to either strength or power exercises. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Daniel Baker, President of the Australia Strength and Conditioning Association, explains how to use velocity data to monitor changes in strength or power, and how to use velocity scores for readiness/performance monitoring.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Velocity Metrics Improving Resistance Training Velocity Measures in Programming Strength and Power 2016-National-Conference

Implementing Olympic-Style Weightlifting in Strength Training for Sport

August 26, 2019

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This article considers some of the main differences between the training of Olympic weightlifters and the use of Olympic weightlifting exercises in strength training for sport.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Olympic Weightlifting Power Snatch Power Clean Deceleration Plyometric Rate of Force Development

Training Cessation as a Method of Tapering for Strength

May 1, 2017

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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of two different durations of training cessation on upper and lower body maximal strength performance, and to investigate the mechanisms underlying performance changes following short-term training cessation.

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