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Certified Personal TrainerSports Performance

Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently applied to fitness and conditioning programs. Previously, the benefits of stretching were based on perceived notions (Bracko, 2002), whereas now there

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FitnessFitness ProfessionalsOPTSports Performance

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).

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Certified Personal TrainerNewsletterSports Performance

Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is too often associated with sports and other physically demanding activities. Upon closer observation, we realize we have missed the everyday events and activities that can greatly benefit from SAQ training. You never know when you’re going to run after your kids, play a

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Sports PerformanceThe Training Edge

Every client can benefit from improved agility and quickness, whether they are a grandmother chasing after her young grandchildren, an obstacle-course enthusiast, or an aspiring triathlete. “SAQ develops necessary adaptations for everyone,” says Ian Montel, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, who crafted the following workout. “As with all training, however, you

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Sports Performance

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 the sport of basketball and provide drills

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