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Plyometric Drills

Plyometric Drills

Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a). read more
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Agility Training Drills

Agility Training Drills

The following types of drills should be included in an agility training program: Line drills: Drills conducted in a linear fashion that incorporate change of direction, footwork, reaction time, acceleration, deceleration, stopping ability, conditioning, transitions between skills, and cutting ability. read more
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Assessing Your Athlete

Assessing Your Athlete

One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004). read more
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Practice It: Oversized and Undersized Ball Spins/Harness Training

Practice It: Oversized and Undersized Ball Spins/Harness Training

Using a baseball or an 11-inch ball may help the pitcher make the correct movements to get underneath the ball. The smaller size of the ball allows the fingers to be more flexible and allows the correct movements to occur with less effort. read more
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Basketball success determined more by winning attitude than skill

Basketball success determined more by winning attitude than skill

Nancy Lieberman explains how to become a complete player in new book read more
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A proven program for basketball success with enhanced edition of Winning Basketball Fundamentals

A proven program for basketball success with enhanced edition of Winning Basketball Fundamentals

Lee Rose’s player Performance Rating System now available through Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store read more
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Maximizing Muscle Strength

Maximizing Muscle Strength

Training to maximize strength tends to be a much simpler pursuit than training to maximize muscle mass. The basic workout samples provided with the training splits discussed in chapter 8 are from tried-and-true training programs that work exceptionally well when the resistance used and reps performed are cycled. read more
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The Pros and Cons of Fitness Facilities and Personal Trainers

The Pros and Cons of Fitness Facilities and Personal Trainers

You can train in one of two places: in your home or at a fitness facility. The following section discusses the pros and cons of each option. read more
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Three principles that explain why high-intensity training is so effective

Three principles that explain why high-intensity training is so effective

Advocates of high-intensity training (HIT) rave about the constant variety and lack of boredom in the workouts while being amazed at the results the programs deliver. Far from being a mystery, the performance and aesthetic benefits people gain can be explained through a few scientifically researched mechanisms. read more
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The Ranger, El Diablo, and Redemption

The Ranger, El Diablo, and Redemption

You’ve learned the movement patterns, built up strength, worked on conditioning, and improved lagging body parts. Now it’s time to put it all together and see what you can do with all the work you’ve put in. These 40 workouts combine aspects from all the training you’ve done up to this point for the ultimate expression of performance. read more
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