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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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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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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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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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Communicating Load Prescriptions: A Common Error of Omission

By Craig Rasmussen, CSCS, SFG, SFL on October 24, 2023

Every coach hears these questions without fail: "What weight should I use?" or "How hard should this set be?". Sometimes it's because the athlete didn't read their program but oftentimes it's on us as coaches to provide sufficient clarity when it comes to prescribing the appropriate weight for the given set and rep parameters.

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Minimize Pain and Amplify Progress with FMS

By BridgeAthletic on October 17, 2023

This post has been adapted from a more detailed article that appears in BridgeAthletic’s new ebook called “Raising the Bar: How World-Class Coaches Elevate Their Programming”. You can download the complete eBook for free to get tips and advice from experts at Exos, FMS, Hyperice, Results Fitness, and more.

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Programming with Special Blocks in Bridge

By Craig Rasmussen, CSCS, SFG, SFL on October 10, 2023

Programming specialized protocols that utilize kettlebells (or any other piece of equipment) can pose a significant challenge, especially when working with different digital platforms. By utilizing BridgeAthletic as your digital platform, you can tap into its immense power to effortlessly program these specialized protocols and, most importantly, make them more comprehensible for your athletes and clients.

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Simple Rules for Better Soft Tissue Care & Improving Mobility

By BridgeAthletic on August 31, 2023

This post has been adapted from a more detailed article that appears in BridgeAthletic’s new ebook called “Raising the Bar: How World-Class Coaches Elevate Their Programming”. You can download the complete eBook for free to get tips and advice from experts at Exos, FMS, Hyperice, Results Fitness, and more.

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Going Beyond the Basics with Your Program Design Process

By BridgeAthletic on June 20, 2023

Craig Rasmussen, the Director of Coaching and Programming at Results Fitness, brings a fresh perspective to program design. Unlike many trainers who start with exercises and work backward, Rasmussen believes in taking a macro-to-micro approach, beginning with the big picture and working down to individual training sessions. In this post, we will explore three key steps from Rasmussen's program design process that result in better outcomes and more satisfied clients.

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