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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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Design Programs, Not Workouts: 4 Steps to Successful Program Design

By BridgeAthletic on February 23, 2023

The fastest way to differentiate between a fitness enthusiast and a genuine fitness professional?

Enthusiasts write workouts. Professionals write programs. 

The enthusiast may know all different types of exercises and be able to help people “get a good sweat”, but it’s the professional who knows how to actually help trainees achieve their goals in a safe, efficient manner. 

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Cluster Set Vs. Traditional Set

By BridgeAthletic on November 20, 2020

Is design or intent more important in programming for power?

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Hypertrophy: Is going to failure needed or not?

By BridgeAthletic on November 13, 2020

To train to failure or not to train to failure, seems like a simple enough question to answer…

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Programming with Technology: Objective by Design, Subjectively Flexible

By BridgeAthletic on September 04, 2020

Last week Rob Hartman, Director of Tactical and Elite Sport at BridgeAthletic presented on Programming with Technology: Objective by Design, Subjectively Flexible at the 2020 NSCA Tactical Annual Training Conference. During his presentation, Rob speaks about the importance and the influence objective data has on program design, both as it relates to the individual and their intended outcomes. This objective approach to program design lends itself to creating “a great program, designed for that time period, based on specific needs, dose responses that fit within those parameters specific to each physical characteristics combined to support each other and reduce any interference.” However, he mentions that humans always have interference. The solution or response is leveraging subjective inputs to influence the training that day, not only following the stimulus response approach, but also considering the human response in the moment.

Rob highlights how the Performance Logs in BridgeAthletic can facilitate these subjective inputs and how to easily leverage the BridgeAthletic system to keep the process easy and efficient on the coach. He also provides his own “hacks” of our Bridge system to make this process more fluid.

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Can You Replace Heavy Lifting? | BridgeAthletic

By BridgeAthletic on March 04, 2020

Updated: Oct 2020

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Velocity Based Training

By BridgeAthletic on January 24, 2020


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