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Strength Training Beyond Maximal Strength: Enhancing Endurance and Work Capacity

By Nicholas Goode, MS, CSCS on May 28, 2024

When strength and conditioning coaches enter the weight room, the main goal is to develop the primary physical capacities that are most related to the athlete’s sport. The most common objectives of strength training are increasing maximal strength and power output. However, as a part of most periodized training programs, strength coaches often include high volume/repetition training phases with the goal of increasing muscle size, and additionally work capacity and metabolic alterations which can support greater strength adaptations down the road.

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BridgeAthletic Raises Strategic Growth Capital and Acquires Game Plan

By BridgeAthletic on May 14, 2024

Today we are very excited to announce the closing of a strategic growth capital investment and the acquisition of Game Plan, the leading learning management system built to serve athletic organizations and teams. The combination of BridgeAthletic and Game Plan offers the industry's first integrated athlete development solution trusted by every major professional sports league and more than 10,000 sports teams and tactical groups globally. 

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Leaning into a Bottom-Up Framework in Tactical Human Performance Optimization

By JD Mata MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC on April 04, 2024

All views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of the United States Government, The Department of Defense, or The Department of the Air Force.

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Conditioning Protocols for Law Enforcement Officers

By Brandon Holder, BS, CSCS, USAW on March 05, 2024

Strength and conditioning programs designed for law enforcement officers can overexert the conditioning in a workout. These men and women often carry a strong and “more is better” mindset that we love as coaches and is a requirement for their work, but it can be detrimental to their long-term training progress. If not programmed appropriately, the conditioning workload will catch up and lead to exercise burnout, potential injury, or, at a minimum, a lack of improvement.

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A Police Academy's Strength and Conditioning Program

By Brandon Holder, BS, CSCS, USAW on February 21, 2024

At a minimum, a police recruit's time during the academy will feel overwhelming. These future officers are spending several months just trying to keep their heads above water with the goal of graduation.

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4 SOP's you Can Implement Today in your Programming

By Craig Rasmussen, CSCS, SFG, SFL on February 08, 2024

In the popular book, Extreme Ownership, co-authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin discuss standard operating procedures (SOP's) extensively.  They describe SOPs as a means of creating a clear process to make commonly performed tasks as efficient as possible.

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The Challenges of Training Firefighters: A 30,000-Foot Perspective

By Annette Zapp, MA, CSCS*D, CISSN on January 26, 2024

Question: Who plays a game of life and death with no time outs, no ability to periodize training for the big event, and often no knowledge or closure of if they even won or lost?  These games may be sporadic, clustered, or even non-existent for months, yet these individuals continue to train as if the situation is imminent. 

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Professionals Get Paid, Winners Practice, & Masters Refine

By JD Mata MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC on December 21, 2023

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or the position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

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How Train 4 The Game Decreased Coach Burnout with Automation in BridgeAthletic

By BridgeAthletic on November 02, 2023

Train 4 The Game is a renowned training center with a rich legacy of excellence, spanning over two decades of operation in Austin, Texas. They bring together a team of coaches with an impressive total of over 120 years of combined coaching experience. This esteemed group has successfully trained over 800 professional and college athletes to reach the pinnacle of their performance and guided thousands of individuals in their journey to regain full mobility after minor and major injuries. Additionally, they've helped numerous clients achieve their goals in weight loss and strength gain.

 

What sets Train 4 The Game apart is their team of coaches, all experts in Applied Functional Science, with bachelor's degrees in exercise science, and several holding master's degrees in exercise physiology. This level of expertise ensures that every client, ranging from age 9 to 92, receives personalized and top-tier training.

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