The movement screen is composed of 10 tests. Seven tests - overhead squat, single-leg squat, ankle dorsiflexion, stability push-up, prone scarecrow, internal shoulder rotation, and landing competency - are scored on a 5-point scale in which 5 is excellent and 1 is poor.
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.
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.
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Foreword by Kevin Hambly
Part I Individual Assessment and Testing
Chapter 1 Individual Assessment Chapter 2 Performance Testing and Data Collection
Part II Training
Chapter 3 Mobility Chapter 4 Balance and Stability Chapter 5 Strength Chapter 6 Power Chapter 7 Quickness and Agility Chapter 8 Core Training and Shoulder Prehab Chapter 9 Conditioning
Part III Training Programs
Chapter 10 Mobility Program Design and Implementation Chapter 11 Off-Season Programs Chapter 12 In-Season Programs
About the Author
Steve Oldenburg has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Illinois since 2004. In his current position, he oversees women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, and men’s golf. He has also worked with football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis, women’s golf, softball, and baseball. Collectively, his Illinois teams have won seven Big Ten titles and participated in two national championship games.
Before coming to Illinois, Oldenburg was the strength and conditioning coach for the Grand Rapids Force of the United States Professional Volleyball League (USPV).
Oldenburg is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2001 with a bachelor of science degree in health fitness with focus on prevention and rehabilitation. Oldenburg and his family reside in Champaign, Illinois.
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