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New coaching journal combines research and practice

New coaching journal combines research and practice

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Lower-Body Power Development

Lower-Body Power Development

Plyometric training was originally developed to achieve more efficient and powerful movement patterns over and off the ground. Athletes were looking to run faster, jump higher and farther, and change direction more effectively, or in other words, negotiate the ground better. read more
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Upper-Body Power Development

Upper-Body Power Development

Plyometric training is the coordinated use of the entire body in the expression of power. Those powerful movements employ the upper body as they traverse the center of the torso, involving the motions of tossing, passing, and throwing, and their subcategories of swinging, pushing, punching, and stroking. read more
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Long-term athlete development follows seven stages

Long-term athlete development follows seven stages

To implement the LTAD model, people must fully understand the seven stages. read more
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Coaches play important role in developing athletes the Ripken Way

Coaches play important role in developing athletes the Ripken Way

Baseball gets serious fast enough. As coaches, we need to recognize this and do our best not to put too much pressure on young, developing baseball players. read more
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Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder Exercises

Exercises for the shoulders are divided into the following three categories (see table 3.1): Category 1 comprises multijoint overhead pressing exercises and upright rowing. Category 2 comprises single-joint frontal plane exercises for the shoulder musculature that target the middle head of the deltoid. Category 3 comprises single-joint transverse plane exercises for the shoulder musculature that target the posterior head of the deltoid. read more
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The Importance of Varying Exercises

The Importance of Varying Exercises

Most lifters have a limited number of favorite exercises that are staples in their routines. That’s human nature. However, although it’s OK to have your old standbys, they shouldn’t be performed at the exclusion of other movements. read more
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Volume

Volume

Volume of training pertains to the amount of work completed over a given training period (usually on a per-session or per-week basis). Volume can be expressed in a couple of ways. Commonly, it is specific to repetitions. read more
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Five surprising health benefits of tai chi

Five surprising health benefits of tai chi

Author reveals how popularity of ancient Chinese exercise is on the rise read more
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Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

While attending a meeting about NCAA compliance issues, an exasperated Football Bowl Subdivision athletics director mentioned he was spending more than US$2 million per year on compliance efforts at his institution. Despite this tremendous investment, a rogue coach who chose to bend some rules had brought the entire department into question. read more
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