Tag Archives: Adolescent

Defining Movement in a Basic Strength Training Program

April 2, 2014

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Contributed by Miguel Aragoncillo B.S., CSCS, HFS – www.MiguelAragoncillo.com Sure you can throw a ball fast, or perform a perfect flip, or sprint at a blistering speed, but can you stand with on foot in the air without toppling over? What about doing a push-up with flawless technique? These examples are merely illustrations as to the […]

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The Very Real Dangers of Pushing Kids Too Hard

March 12, 2014

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Contributed by expert Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS I came across this article earlier this week and thought that it was a pertinent article. I think that one of the main points, especially from a physical therapists point of view is the following, “In a national survey, it was shown that “nine out of 10 […]

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Guided Discovery Fits Development of Kids

March 5, 2014

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Contributed by speed coach Lee Taft, http://leetaft.com/blog/.   I can remember taking a PE Theory class in college and the concept of Guided Discovery was taught to us. It is one concept that impacted my teaching and coaching more than any other. If you watch kids play it is a constant state of discovering something […]

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Always Focus on the Fundamentals.

February 19, 2014

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Contributed by expert Dr. Jon Herting Whether you are an athlete, coach or medical professional it is important to remember that the fundamentals should be the foundation of everything that you do. Personally as a rehab professional I often need to keep myself in check in order to focus on the fundamentals as I seek […]

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Coaching Skills – Execution and Success

January 22, 2014

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Contributed by expert Lee Taft Do You Want Success Or To Have It Your Way? Oftentimes, coaches get caught up in having everything done their way. They have no flexibility or willingness to allow their athletes to do things differently. This can become an issue on a team, especially when the athlete is correct. Let’s […]

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What is a movement screen and how can it help identify my risk for injury?

January 8, 2014

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Movement screens in fitness and rehab have been a hot topic and are at the center of many a debate in recent years. There are even several different protocols and philosophies that rehab and fitness professionals subscribe to when using movements analysis to assess their clients risk of injury. A professional may use video analysis, […]

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Is your athlete hypermobile?

December 4, 2013

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Contributed by expert, Dr. Jon Herting. Can your athlete do any of the following things? Hyperextend their elbows  > 10° on either side Hyperextend their knees > 10° on either side Flex their thumbs to contact their forearm on either side Extend their pinky to a > 90° angle to the rest of the hand […]

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Making Gains — 25 suggestions on how to healthfully gain weight

November 20, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com.     Pizza.  Burgers.  Candy bars.  Cheesesteaks.  Whole milk.  Have you ever tried any of these strategies to gain weight?  Some of you may want to throw darts at this post because you would do anything to have this problem – gaining weight.  For many athletes or […]

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Physically Healed, but Psychologically Injured

November 6, 2013

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Contributed by Jermaine Rolle, M.S., CC-AASP – Certified Consultant – Sport Psychology With the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) 2013-14 season beginning this past week, it marked the return of one of basketball’s stars, Derrick Rose, point guard for the Chicago Bulls.  During the 2012 playoffs, Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending ACL injury that left many […]

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE WHEN TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES

November 4, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/)   Far too often, I see coaches and trainers treating young athletes like older and more mature athletes. It has been talked about a lot recently that being too overbearing and “pushy” with young athletes leads to drop out! I […]

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