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The Depths of Hell and Crazy 8s

The Depths of Hell and Crazy 8s

There may be no exercise better suited for improving vertical leap than the depth jump. There also may be no exercise more demanding on your ankle and knee joints. Be sure to have mastered box jumps and bounding drills before taking on the depth jump. And when you do tackle this movement, start off on a low box (12 inches [30 cm] or lower), and limit the number of contacts until you gain experience with the exercise. read more
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Optimal Techniques for Soccer Movement

Optimal Techniques for Soccer Movement

In learning optimal techniques for performing the various movements in the target classifications, players need to focus on target mechanics. In other words, effective movement needs to be based on sound mechanical principles. read more
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An Introduction to Intensity

An Introduction to Intensity

As I mentioned in the introduction, this book is not meant to be a review of research studies on the benefits of high-intensity training (HIT). I want you to jump in, start training, and get the results you are looking for. However, it’s always good to understand the thinking and mechanisms behind any training plan you engage in. read more
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Using musculoskeletal optimization models to generate control signals

Using musculoskeletal optimization models to generate control signals

A popular method for generating control signals in musculoskeletal models is to use some form of optimization. read more
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Using yoga to prevent injury

Using yoga to prevent injury

Runners love to run, and to have longevity in the sport, they would be wise to develop a smart plan to mitigate the risk of injury. read more
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Exercise Distribution Within a Training Week

Exercise Distribution Within a Training Week

The four-day program outlined here (tables 11.1 to 11.6) has training days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Exercises must be distributed appropriately throughout the week to achieve maximal performance, promote recovery, and reduce the incidence of overuse injuries because training is performed on back-to-back days twice during the week. read more
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The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

Load-based power training involves explosively moving a weight or resistance throughout a range of motion. Exercises in this category include Olympic lifts, Olympic lift variations, pause squats, and resisted jumps. Technique and speed of movement should be the primary focus when performing Olympic lifts. The execution of proper technique and the speed of the bar are the factors that determine whether and when the athlete progresses in weight. read more
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The Top 10 Benefits of Exercise

The Top 10 Benefits of Exercise

Taking care of your body is no different from owning a dog: Feed it, water it and make sure it gets plenty of exercise. But you don’t need to work, well, like a dog to live a healthy, long life. All you need to do is clue in to the benefits of exercise. read more
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Why Jim Stoppani thinks hundreds training is a good option for experienced strength trainers

Why Jim Stoppani thinks hundreds training is a good option for experienced strength trainers

When Jim Stoppani offers advice, the strength training community takes notice. After all, the former science editor at Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition, and health while winning awards for his groundbreaking research. Stoppani also has over 575,000 followers on his Facebook page. read more
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Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

In a shoulder-width stance with a kettlebell between your feet, squat to grasp the kettlebell with your left hand while keeping your torso at a 45-degree angle with the floor. Explode up by extending at the hips, knees, and ankles. Drive your heels into the floor as you pull the kettlebell up, keeping it close to your body. read more
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