Time-course of perceptual and neuromuscular recovery following resistance training

Programming resistance training during the in-season competitive phase can be quite challenging. This is because coaches need to ensure that athletes are receiving a sufficient training effect to maintain strength, power and muscle mass without compromising recovery and performance. Thus, picking the right days of the week to implement resistance training sessions that allows sufficient …

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Heavy barbell hip-thrusts transiently improve 15 m sprint speed

Post-activation potentiation techniques are commonly used during training sessions to transiently enhance sprinting or jumping performance. The barbell back squat, deadlift and Olympic lifts tend to be the most commonly used potentiating exercises. Each of these movements predominantly involve vertical force production which would be optimal for vertical jumping and peak velocity sprinting. However, for …

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Strength and power changes from long-term training in college volleyball players

Commitment to a structured and progressive strength and conditioning program can have a tremendous impact on the performance potential of an athlete. However, unless coaches keep records of changes in both performance markers and markers of strength and power, it is difficult to determine the magnitude of these improvements and if they’re related. For example, …

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Jump height and relative strength predict sprint performance in elite athletes

Maximum acceleration ability and sprinting speed are key variables that separate the elite from the sub-elite athlete. The necessity to outrun an opponent occurs in virtually all team sports that can be a major determinant of match outcome and thus is an important element focused on during training. The ability to predict and monitor sprint …

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Wellness responses to preseason training loads in NCAA DI Football Players

Preseason training for American college football players involves roughly 4 weeks of intense training, typically in hot and humid conditions. Heat stress is exacerbated by protective equipment requirements. The high concentration of training in extreme conditions put players at risk of injury and/or excessive fatigue. It’s no surprise that injury right are highest during the …

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How does strength affect tackling ability?

Team sports are largely skill-based. All else being equal among teams, the more highly skilled team will typically prevail. This is why coaches are so adamant about technical development during training. Many would even argue that strength and conditioning training may be of little value to highly skilled athletes since they demonstrate success without participating …

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