Use of Loaded Conditioning Activities to potentiate middle – and Long – Distance Performance : A narrative review and practical applications.

A study in Endurance Review: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: 33(8)/2288–2297  In this study, the authors looked at the use of a loaded conditioning activity (LCA), which elicits a post-activation potentiation (PAP) response to acutely enhance explosive power performance. Despite the limited number of studies that have been conducted in this area, the tentative […]

Safe Return to Training Guidelines

Statement from the NSCA: The incidence of injuries and deaths related to Exertional Heat Illness (EHI), Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (ER), and Cardiorespiratory Failure has increased significantly in college athletes in recent years. Data indicate that these injuries and deaths are more likely to occur during periods when athletes are transitioning from relative inactivity to regular training. […]

GENETIC VARIABILITY AMONG POWER ATHLETES: THE STRONGER VS. THE FASTER

By: SIGAL BEN-ZAKEN, ALON ELIAKIM, DAN NEMET, AND YOAV MECKEL 1 Genetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, The Zinman College of Physical Education and Sports Sciences at the Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel; and 2Child Health and Sports Center, Pediatric Department, Meir Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Kfar-Saba, Israel Journal of Strength and Conditioning […]

Mortality Among Professional American-Style Football Players and Professional American Baseball Players

Published on May 24 2019 by the Jama Network Vy T. Nguyen, MS; Ross D. Zafonte, DO; Jarvis T. Chen, ScD; Kalé Z. Kponee-Shovein, MPH; Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD; Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD; Frank E. Speizer, MD; Aaron L. Baggish, MD; Herman A. Taylor Jr, MD; Lee M. Nadler, MD; Theodore K. Courtney, MS; Ann […]

Our quest for evidence: the evidence-based practice straightjacket

By Ian Jeffreys, University of South Wales *Ian is professor of strength and conditioning at the University of South Wales, and the proprietor and performance director of All-Pro Performance. He is a former board member of the UKSCA and an assessor and tutor with the Association. He is currently a board member of the NSCA […]

The Effects of Myofascial Release With Foam Rolling On Performance

In this paper, 26 subjects performed a series of planking exercises or foam rolling exercises and then performed a series of athletic performance tests (vertical jump height and power, isometric force, and agility). Fatigue, soreness, and exertion were also measured. The results were as follows: There were no significant differences between foam rolling and planking […]

EFFECT OF ACUTE COMPLEX TRAINING ON UPPERBODY FORCE AND POWER IN COLLEGIATE WRESTLERS

In this paper, 13 collegiate male wrestlers with >1 year of strength training were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups: Chain Bench Press or Plate Bench Press to see which would improve explosive power measured using a Plyometric push up on a force plate more. The athletes performed a Plyometric push up, Chain/Plate Bench […]