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Does low load training to failure recruit FT fibers similar to high load training?

Fast, explosive movements such as jumps, sprints and rapid changes of direction require a combination of strength and power for optimal performance. These movements are largely powered by fast twitch muscle fibers. Fast twitch fibers have the ability to renew energy at a very quick ra
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Moderate Intensity Loads

There are numerous variables that a coach can manipulate when it comes to resistance training.  Some of these variables include:   Sets Reps Frequency Intensity Tempo Rest Interval Exercise Selection   Intensity is a key variable that will be the main topic of today’s post.
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Deadlift Training Improves Vertical Jump

Time is limited in the weight room. We’re often limited to 1 – 3 sessions per week with our athletes at about one hour per session. It is vitally important that we are very economical with this time in terms of exercise selection and prescription. We want to utilize exercises that wil
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What time of day is best for training?

Several factors are considered when coaches or managers meet to devise training schedules. Some of the more important considerations pertain to issues like: Facility Availability: Sharing with other teams Athlete Availability: School/Class schedules Parent Availability: Youth athletes
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Strength and Conditioning for Pre-Pubescent Athletes: Impact on Fitness, Performance and Growth

Strength and conditioning training for pre-pubescent children has always been a topic of controversy. For a long time it was thought that any form of resistance training would result in stunted growth. Many uninformed individuals continue to believe and perpetuate this myth. Another m
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Supplementing Practice Time with Plyometrics in Youth Soccer Players

Unfortunately, many youth sports organizations do not have structured strength and conditioning programs, nor do they typically have access to  appropriate facilities for this type of training. Therefore, most strength and conditioning related training will often be incorporated into
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Lifting with maximal intended velocity for superior strength gains

It’s always fun to read and learn about different training techniques to take our performance to the next level. To improve our strength in the barbell lifts we often turn to advanced training methods that involve the need for additional equipment like bands, chains or weight releaser
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Which conventional training style leads to greater improvements in strength and hypertrophy?

Established guidelines by both the Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine governing (i.e., NSCA, NASM, ACSM,  etc.) body’s recommend specific set, repetition and intensity guidelines for differing training purposes. For example, it’s commonly accepted that hypertrophy training
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Traditional Versus Cluster Set Training for Strength and Power

Traditional strength training guidelines recommend 2-6 sets of <6 reps with a weight of 85% of 1RM or greater with rest periods spanning between 3-5 minutes. The amount of reps an athlete can perform with a given percentage of his or her 1RM varies based on training age and experie
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Neuromuscular Adaptations are Specific to the Training Stimulus

The SAID (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands) Principle dictates that the training response or effect will be specific to the nature of training performed. For example; training the squat will likely result in improvements in lower body performance in tasks like sprinting and jum
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