Sports Performance OPT Model

Plyometrics: Developing Power in Everyday Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI 0
Power is the ability to produce large amounts of force quickly. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? Strength and Conditioning Coaches who want to give their athletes some added explosiveness?
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Sports Performance NASM-PES Periodization

Sports Performance: 8 Reasons to Train Athletes

Alyssa Parten
Alyssa Parten
0
Learning how to coach an athlete is far more complicated than training general population clientele and, arguably, more fulfilling. There are many more factors, modalities, thinking, and planning strategies involved with coaching an athlete of any ...
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Sports Performance

How to Rewire Athlete Self-Talk to Improve Sports Performance

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
0
There is a lot to think about during exercise such as maintaining proper body mechanics and posture, controlling effort and force, and breathing properly.  These efforts all occur at the same time we motivate and push ourselves to do more and work ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Sports Performance

Deceleration Training: Better Brakes or Better Engine?

Ken Miller
Ken Miller
1
You have to be able to start, stop and control the motion - that's why deceleration training is a vital component of fitness programming and any strength and conditioning program.
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endurance running Sports Performance strength

Looking for a Sports Performance Edge? Add a Dose of Anticipation and Excitation.

Geoff Lecovin 0
Are you looking for that competitive edge? You might consider ways of stimulating your
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Sports Performance athlete

Soccer Drills for Agility and Coordination

Josh Gonzalez 0
When it comes to worldwide popularity soccer is at the top of the fan and participant lists. Soccer is a sport that requires all the physical attributes; strength, speed, endurance, agility and mental fortitude. Fitness training for soccer requires
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CES hips Sports Performance

Exercise Programming for Hip Replacement

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
1
Having a client with hip replacements may seem like a daunting prospect, but in most cases the new hips function just as well as biological hips. Research suggests that 25% of the population will
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Fitness Sports Performance

Fast-Twitch Vs. Slow-Twitch Muscle Fiber Types + Training Tips

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney
4
Looking to build endurance? What about power? Do dreams of being an all-star hitter or marathon runner need to be dashed if twitch ratios aren’t ideal? Not necessarily. The types of muscle fibers targeted in different types of training programs can ...
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HIIT Sports Performance

HIIT, HVIT, or VIIT: Do you Know the Differences?

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
5
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage in the fitness world. No doubt you’ve seen various benefits touted just about everywhere, but what is the actual science behind this training design?  Would a high-volume interval training (HVIT) ...
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Fitness Sports Performance stretching

Is Static Stretching Effective for Injury Prevention?

Kathy Zetterberg 0
Static stretching is a highly debated and controversial topic within the fitness and sports performance communities, and is focused around the concept that sustained static stretching could impair subsequent performance (Rossi et al. 2010; Shrier 2004; ...
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