Using Your Online Training Plan

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Key Features: Getting Started – Logging In: To access your program go to AthleteFIT.com (Home Page) and follow the 3 simple steps… Click Go to My Programs Enter Username & Password (click Log In) Select the “Read Online” Version of the Program You Want    Viewing From Your Phone: Just connect to WiFi or use your cellular

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Interval Training on the Cybex Arc Trainer

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We use the Cybex Arc Trainer for many different types of training (strength/power, aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, etc.), but selecting a target resistance can sometimes be tricky. In a training environment we like to use the Constant Power mode for our repeated intervals, as it gives us a consistent measurable number which we use to

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Using HRV Monitoring to Assess and Predict?

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One of the training aids we are currently researching is the ability to measure HRV (Heart Rate Variability) to assess and predict performance. HRV monitoring seems to be the hot topic in many fitness discussions, and we want to see how efficiently we can integrate it into our training programs. I was first introduced to

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#4mileInterval Partner Challenge (Video)

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To keep things fresh and competitive during sessions we often will put introduce some of our training challenges into the workout. In this Anaerobic Power training session, we use the format of our 4 Mile Interval Workout (2 Half Miles, 4 Quarter Miles, 6 200 yd Runs and 8 100 yd sprints with brief 50-80

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Soccer Speed Training: 6 Player Overlap Sprint Repeats

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As we prepare for our pre-season (usually about 8 weeks prior to our season start date) we want to begin making a slow shift from our non-specific sprint training into our specific sprint training. We need to consider two key aspects when designing these drills. What conditioning effect do we hope to achieve (max speed,

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Off-Season Recap: Week 6 – Fitness Separation

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In week 5 of our off-season training program we finished up our pre-test sessions on speed, strength and fitness. Some have asked why we wait 4 weeks before starting our “pre-test” and the answer is simple. We have 200+ athletes walk show up week 1 of our off-season program, and many of them have not

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ACL Injury Overview (Research Review)

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In the past, we have put up several posts on ACL injury, rehab and risk reduction exercises, but I ran across a summary of research articles (Serpell, Scarvell, et al 3160-3176) compiled in the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that I wanted to break down for you. The following is a brief breakdown

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Warm Ups: A Smooth Ramp Up to High Speed Play

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In our program, warm ups for speed training sessions can be very different from day to day. This is because we are looking to progress from simple activation, mobility, stability exercises, into rhythmic movements that mimic the specific focus of the day. We want to finish off our progression with a simulated activity that enhances

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