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Vertical vs. Horizontal-Oriented Drop Jump Training: Chronic Effects on Explosive Performance of Elite Handball Players

August 5, 2019

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This infographic highlights the effects on performance measures from separate vertical or horizontal jump training programs in elite handball players.

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Effect of Postactivation Potentiation on Explosive Vertical Jump: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

September 11, 2019

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This infographic displays the meta-analysis details of 36 studies and the effects of postactivation potentiation with heavy loads on vertical jump performance.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Infographics Postactivation Potentiation Vertical Jump

How to Develop Power—A Look into the Preparation of a 2015 NBA 2nd Round Draft Pick

January 1, 2014

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This article describes a five-week training program that was used to prepare an athlete for the NBA Combine.

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Postactivation Potentiation: How does it work?

May 1, 2017

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Learn about how a potentiating stimulus can induce a postactivation potentiation (PAP) response in vertical jump, sprint, and upper-body performance, as well as the optimal structure of a strength-power potentiating complex.

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Assessing Power in Youth Populations

December 31, 2018

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The administration and measurement of youth power development has become more available and familiar with the advances of technology. This excerpt introduces varieties of testing and administration practices to assess power in the youth population.

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Concurrent Activation Potentiation – Inconsequential Event or Viable Ergogenic Strategy

January 18, 2020

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This article aims to discuss concurrent activation potentiation (CAP) and the proposed mechanisms underlying it, summarize the available research examining the phenomenon, and provide strategies for its implementation.

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TSAC Report – October 2019 Research Column

August 1, 2020

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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Betaine as an Ergogenic Aid

July 1, 2013

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This article addresses emerging research that both supports and refutes betaine’s capacity to promote muscular adaptations.

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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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TSAC Report – January, 2019 Research Column

October 11, 2019

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Testing and Evaluation Tactical Research Research Report TSAC

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