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Stretch-Shortening Cycle

February 14, 2020

Article

This article briefly reviews the importance of the stretch-shortening cycle in power production.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Plyometrics Stretch Shortening Cycle Golgi Tendon Organ Power

Plyometric Training

August 14, 2020

Article

This excerpt describes plyometric training with regards to the stretch-shortening cycle.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Plyometrics Stretch-Shortening Cycle Bounding Leaping

Effects of Plyometric Training on Sports Performance

May 1, 2017

Article

Plyometric training is a series of explosive bodyweight resistance exercises using the stretch-shortening cycle of the muscle fiber to enhance physical capacities, such as speed, strength, and power. These physiological measures translate to improved performance in many sports, including court-based sports, field sports, and water sports.

Coaches Exercise Science Plyometrics infographics

Elastic Bands – Resisted and Assisted?

August 4, 2023

Article

This excerpt from Developing Power explains how to use bands for variable resistance training.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Variable Resistance Training Bands Stretch-Shortening Cycle

Effective Deceleration Technique for Court and Field Sports

May 1, 2017

Article

Deceleration in court and field sports, such as football and soccer, is an important component of speed and agility. This book excerpt looks at how to train for effective deceleration.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Deceleration technique speed training speed training drills football speed training soccer speed training

Backward Running: The Why and How to Program for Better Athleticism

June 17, 2019

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This infographic shows how implementing backward running into a strength and conditioning program can be used as an injury resistance tool, enhance muscular functions, and increase metabolic demands for athletes.

Coaches Program design Infographics Backward Running Injury Resistance Metabolic Stimulus Programming Stretch-Shortening Cycle

"Get Up and Go" Drill for Rugby Players

May 1, 2017

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The aim of the get up and go drill for rugby players is to develop the ability to accelerate from a low body position, which is especially important when accelerating into a potential contact situation.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique rugby training for rugby agility drills for rugby

Training for Maximum Strength and Powerlifting

July 9, 2021

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From the 2020 NSCA Alabama Virtual State Clinic, Christina Myers discusses the benefits, training considerations, and exercise selection factors for maximal strength training, as well as how these techniques improve sport performance.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Max Strength Neurological Adaptations Stretch-Shortening Cycle Velocity Specificity

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Triathletes

November 12, 2018

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Triathlons are unique compared to other sports as athletes are required to master three distinct disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. This article lays out a training program that focuses on a balance between strength training and sport training to avoid overtraining and overuse injuries and to maximize performance in a multi-sport athlete.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Triathlete Multi-Sport Athlete Running Cycling Swimming

Upper Body Power for Law Enforcement Officers

January 6, 2023

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This article discusses the benefits of an upper body power program for law enforcement officers and how to program this effectively.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Law Enforcement Officer Upper Body Power Occupational Duties

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