ACL Series: Programming Phases to Reduce Risk

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Programming for Risk Reduction and Improved Performance:   There are many programs out there that have been shown to reduce the risk of injury when used in the pre-season. But… “Results suggest that training duration may be an important factor to consider when designing injury prevention programs that facilitate long-term changes in movement control (Padua,

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ACL Series: Risk Factors

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Over the past few years much of the research, including a recent review (Bien, 2011) named the several biomechanical/neuromuscular risk factors for non-contact ACL injury, as well as the most effective programming implementations for prevention. Here are the area’s we focus on in our program model: Hip and Knee Pathomechanics Hamstring Activation and Strength Deficits

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ACL Series: From Rehab to Risk Reduction

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Annually in the US alone there are over 80,000 ACL tears occurring primarily in athletes 15-25 years of age that participate in sports that require aggressive pivot based movements (Griffin, 2000). In the past 12 years we have had over 3000 female athletes come through our program, and in that time we have seen 11

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4 MILE INTERVAL WORKOUT

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As we are continuously in search of a way to assess game based soccer fitness in a training environment, we have played around with many different styles of conditioning drills. In the past we have created activities such as our repeated sprint interval, our Soccer FITness Interval, 90-second interval and now the 4-mile interval is

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Focus Exercise: Weighted Jump Squats

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In this post we are comparing the weighted jump squat to unweighted jump squats (counter movement jump), and commenting on which weighted version might be more similar in pattern to the unweighted jumps. When working with younger athletes in a developmental stage, we need to continue to focus on the movement of the exercise and

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A Rant for Change…

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After following the twitter responses to Howard Gray’s (twitter @HstephenG) blog post on his site – pursuitofperformance.blogspot.com regarding the nature of our industry’s leader in education, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, it got me thinking. What is the nature of out industry? Where are we headed? How can we continue to move forward if

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4 Mile Curve Interval (2,4,6,8 Workout)… Testing one’s toughness can be fun!

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For those of you who follow the AthleteFIT Owners on Twitter (@athletefitcoach and @ttillette) you may have noticed some friendly smack talk over the last week with @WoodwayTreadmil Director of Sales and Marketing Eric Weber about a new Athlete FIT Challenge Workout. In the past we have put up Challenge Workouts utilizing the Cybex Arc

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OUR GAME – Are All Touches Created Equal?????

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Today’s post is by SoccerFIT partner Tristan Tillette. Tillette serves as Director of Performance at Elite Sports in Birmingham, AL and On-Line Training Director of AthleteFIT.com This is the first post of the OUR GAME series – discussing the physical, technical, and psychological development of our youth as it pertains to the rest of the

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P90X & Youth Athletic Development

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One of the latest crazes in the fitness world is P90X.  It seems like literally everyone is doing it! Moms, dads, aunts, uncles – GOOD….middle and high school athletes – BAD.  When it comes to program selection, one must question the “WHY” of the program and align that answer to your individual goals. The P90X

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