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Plyometric Training: Preparation

By Tex McQuilkin / October 19, 2014 /

plyometric training: classical plyometric exercises, supplementary plyometric exercises and preparatory drills for plyometrics. Classical plyometric exercises are broken up into functional and non-functional. Functional activities are matched as closely as…

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Plyometric Training: Assessment

By Tex McQuilkin / October 1, 2014 /

…only be identifying, but expecting out of their athlete’s jumps during training. The first component to plyometric training is to establish correct alignment in both jumping and landing actions. The…

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Plyometric Training: Jumping

By Tex McQuilkin / September 15, 2014 /

Part 1 of Power Athlete’s Plyometric Training series introduced many issues with the plyometric practices of today. The lack of investment in teaching technique, getting wrapped up in the end…

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Plyometric Training: Landing

By Tex McQuilkin / August 14, 2014 /

Plyometrics are a key component of every strength, power or conditioning program, no matter what you are training for. But why is this movement never discussed in great depth such…

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What the Science Says: Effects of Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 19, 2018 /

…in some form of strength training prior to the injury(5). While many opposed to youth strength training will cite injuries caused specifically during training sessions, many of those injuries have…

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Lactate and Training – Part 3: Lactic Tolerance

By Tex McQuilkin / March 19, 2014 /

…effectively condition your athletes, but mentally prepare them as well. Lactic Tolerance Training Objective and Effects: Power Athletes training and playing at high intensities will move throughout the metabolic spectrum…

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Occlusion Training 102: Applications

By Carl Case / March 30, 2016 /

…compared to normal heavy resistance training. Studies by Takashi Abe and colleagues found that vascular blood flow restriction training can produce hypertrophy gains in little as one week of training….

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Training For Sport Is Training For War

By John / August 15, 2018 /

…with their daily lives on the farm and in factories. I came across a statement by the US Military while researching physical fitness and training in World War I “Training

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Power Approach to Lacrosse Training

By Tex McQuilkin / February 17, 2015 /

…to training lacrosse players was first introduced in our Pre-Practice Protocols. This is not blind justification for non-stop, sub-maximal training. Athletes must still push their strength, power and speed thresholds….

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ACL Injury Prevention: Neuromuscular Reeducation

By Tex McQuilkin / February 2, 2015 /

…to side symmetry is restored. Many single leg movements have been introduced in previous plyometric articles, with more on the way in the forthcoming article, Plyometric Training: Programming. Trunk Strategy…

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