Posts tagged "exercise program design"

Lee Burton: Active Straight Leg Raise — Corrective or Conditioning?

Beyond a screen, is the Active Straight Leg Raise a corrective, a workout or conditioning exercise? Lee Burton explains how it depends on what you’re try...

Chris Holder: An Argument for Early Specialization in Sports

The argument against early specialization is a strong one, but Chris Holder believes that an early focus on one sport can be beneficial, if done correctly with a dedicated, well thought...

Mike Boyle: Understanding and Training Hip Flexion

The key to injury prevention and injury rehab is a sound understanding of functional anatomy. Mike Boyle clears up misconceptions about the anatomy responsible for hip flexion.

Chuck Wolf: Discovering the “Whys” of Injury

Fitness professionals do well with the "whats, whens and hows" of program design. Chuck Wolf considers the importance and priority of understanding the “whys” of injury.

Emily Splichal: Time to Stabilization and Athlete Injury Risk

The anticipation of stabilization must be so well programmed that peak stability occurs before ground contact. Emily Splichal discusses time to stabilization in regard to performance an...

Joe Di Stefano: Training for Obstacle Course Racing

Whether you are training to survive or compete, obstacle course racing requires specific programming. Spartan Race’s Pro Team manager, Joe DiStefano, knows what it takes.

Brett Jones: Push Press for Power

What is power? Do you have the foundation for the power that you want to accomplish your goals? Brett Jones uses the push press as an example of using patterns to build strength . . . t...

Dan John: ‘Get Back Up’ Drill for Older Clients

Thousands of Americans die every year from falls and fall-related injuries. The right exercises for your older clients can help prevent falls and Dan John’s Get Back Ups may be the ke...

Glenn Pendlay: Strength Training is a Process, Not an Event

Spreadsheets are great for developing percentage-based strength training programs, but Glenn Pendlay wonders if they change how we view the training experience.

Tracy Reifkind: Kettlebell Progressions – The Roundabout

Twice as much work, half as much rest. Tracy Reifkind’s ‘Roundabout’ kettlebell progression can get you there and beyond.

Joel Jamieson: Using Heart Rate Variability

Don’t guess at where your clients are on their training continuum. Using Heart Rate Variability to look at the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems tells you if they are on...

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