For fitness professionals who work with athletes, understanding the specific developmental needs of a given athlete is crucial to enhancing their overall athletic capabilities. One of the major components for improving this is the development of speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ).
Dr. Craig Couillard, D.C., CMT, CCSP®, ICCSP, CSCS, CES and PES has a string of titles behind his name so impressive, it’s attracted the notice of world-class athletes. In addition to owning the Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in Minnesota, Couillard works with numerous competitive sports teams and Olympic teams, including
by Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES Speed and agility training is crucial for basketball to improve footwork skills as well as improve cardiorespiratory stamina. Speed and agility training is also key in decreasing injury for basketball players. This article will review the rationale for speed and agility training for
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Below are some of my favorite resources (in addition to certification texts) that have helped shape my career as a health and fitness professional.
By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES There has been much debate on proper squat techniques. Is it proper to maintain a vertical shin and prevent the knees from going beyond the toes? Is it better to squat and allow the knee to go beyond the toes? The