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February 2013 Blog Posts (35)

A Step-By-Step Completion of The Needs Analysis

This is the 35th blog post dedicated to write my next book called “BEYOND Functional Training: Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects Through Science-based Exercise Selection

February’s blog posts include excerpts from Section 1.3: Step By Step Completion of The Needs Analysis

Step 3B: When a particular movement pattern is adapted to the constraints of a particular skill or sport it is called a skill.(15) The last component of…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on February 28, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Being Skeptical

Sometime being skeptical is good and other times it can be harmful. I find that in today’s world of instant information and marketing hype that turning on the skepticism can be a good way to filter the information. I saw the following not long ago, I think it is a good template. I am not sure of the source so I cannot give credit to the author. (If someone knows please let me know)…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 28, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

Understanding the ADHD Brain & Sports Performance [New Podcast Series]

In part one of this new series titled ‘Understanding the ADHD Brain and Sports Performance’ I have a great discussion with nationally recognized Dr. Ari Tuckman. Here is just some of what we discussed:

  • What is ADHD? Should it really be called Attention Deficit Disorder?…
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Added by Jeremy Boone on February 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Thoughts on Planning a Training Session

The individual training session is the cornerstone of the entire training plan. The individual training session is the point of implementation of the long-term plan. A long-term plan is a succession of linked individual training sessions in pursuit of specific objectives.

The training session should occupy the greatest emphasis in…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 27, 2013 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

Anything There?

I just bought a book (quite expensive I might add) by one of the current guru’s because I am always trying to learn and increase my knowledge base and it was highly recommended by a young coach. It was full of marketing, buzzwords, pseudoscience and general mumbo jumbo. Yet this is one of the current bibles that many young coaches are going to. Why? Think critically. Know your science, know your practice, understand and…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 26, 2013 at 7:04am — 1 Comment

Collegiate Injury Rates

Since my post about knee torque and injury, I wanted to provide some follow-up about a longitudinal study that examined collegiate sports injury rates over a 16-year period (1988-2004), nearly two decades.  This article is very diverse and could serve as a platform to ask a number of follow-up questions regarding best practices in the field of strength training and conditioning for athletic injury prevention.  

 

Epidemiology of Collegiate Injuries for 15 Sports:…

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Added by John Mikula on February 25, 2013 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Multiple Personalities

Multiple Personality Disorder

 



Originally posted on www.RonMcKeefery.com

Mike Gerber in his book E-Myth Revisted mentions that a business owner must have 3 personalities to have a chance at having a successful business. It is…

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Added by Ron McKeefery on February 25, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments

Leadership Lessons from the FDNY

New York City Car Fire

Originally posted on www.RonMcKeefery.com By Ryan Flood, Assistant Strength Coach Arkansas State University

John Salka is a Battalion Chief in the New York Fire Department and wrote a book titled…

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Added by Ron McKeefery on February 25, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

Alphabet Soup

Originally posted on www.RonMcKeefery.com
Have you ever felt insecure about the number of letters behind your name?  There are multiple certifications that exist for the fitness professional. Notice I used fitness professional instead of…
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Added by Ron McKeefery on February 25, 2013 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

Evolution of Strength Training – A Personal Perspective Over Fifty Years (Summary & Conclusion)

Looking back over the past fifty years there were many influences on my strength training:

Olympic Lifting

Power Lifting…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 25, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

Knee Torque

We often talk about strength training as being a mechanism for preventing injuries in athletes, yet, a recent article in the NSCA journal points out that injury rates among athletes have not declined over the past decades.  Is it possible that current training protocols either a) don't make a difference as far as injury prevention; b) mitigate injury; or 3) practices don't align-up with evidence-based outcomes?  I don't know the answer here, but the questions deserve some merit for…

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Added by John Mikula on February 24, 2013 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Evolution of Strength Training – A Personal Perspective Over Fifty Years (Part Four)

In 1985 I began my foray into professional sports with the Chicago White Sox and the Bulls as an assistant to Al Vermeil who had a contract to provide the conditioning for both teams. Once again the same old myths and misconceptions that I thought had been forgotten reared their ugly head. You would have thought that by 1985 with the success that athletes had enjoyed world wide with a comprehensive conditioning program…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 24, 2013 at 7:16am — No Comments

Evolution of Strength Training – A Personal Perspective Over Fifty Years (Part Three)

In 1973-74 while attending graduate school at Stanford University I also had the opportunity to coach the jumpers and decathletes. This gave the opportunity to apply what I had learned with more mature male athletes. It was also the opportunity to work with Payton Jordan, the track coach at Stanford who was a pioneer in weight training. He had worked with a man named John Jesse who authored many books on strength…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 23, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

Evolution of Strength Training – A Personal Perspective Over Fifty Years (Part Two)

After graduating from Fresno State I went to University of California Santa Barbara for my teaching certification. While there I was fortunate to take a class from Sherman Button on Fundamental of Conditioning. He was way ahead of his time with the material and concepts that he presented.( I appreciate that even more as look back at what he taught us) It was a great class because of his comprehensive approach to…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 22, 2013 at 8:15am — No Comments

Evolution of Strength Training – A Personal Perspective Over Fifty Years ( Part One)

I thought it would interesting to share with you a personal approach to the evolution of strength training as I have seen it using my experiences as an athlete and coach who has been involved in strength training for 50 years. When I began weight training in 1963, it was not commonly accepted as a method of training, in fact weight training was discouraged. There were concerns that you would become “muscle bound,” that…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 21, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

Anybody use these exercises?

Anybody use these exercises? Thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeTtV2lvQ3o

Added by Jay on February 20, 2013 at 11:44am — 2 Comments

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING: THE COMMON MISTAKES BEGINNERS MAKE

1. Not properly stretching- Most beginning weightlifters will only take a few minutes loosening up before they begin their workout. Most likely a person who has been playing sports for years and developing habits and posture related to those sports will be very tight when it comes to Olympic weightlifting. For a beginner the shoulders and hips will be the areas that will be the tightest, and stretching, rolling, and activation exercises should take 30 minutes…

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Added by Derrick Johnson on February 19, 2013 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

4 Keys To Building A Winning Culture- Part 2

In this part 2 of the podcast series '4 Keys To Building A Winning Culture' I discuss the following:

  • Key #2:  _____________  ________________ your culture
  • Why team rules are not enough when it comes to influencing your athlete’s behavior
  • 4 Key components to…
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Added by Jeremy Boone on February 18, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Building & Rebuilding The Athlete Seminar DVD’s

BTCA with V.Gambetta Poster In 1992 I started teaching a seminar called Building and Rebuilding the Athlete. I taught the seminar on a regular basis from 1992…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 17, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments

Classic Track & Field Tales

FINAL_cover01knuth This is a page-turner; I could not put it down. I absolutely devoured this book in one sitting. This is a trip down the memory lane of the true glory days of track and field. The stores, anecdotes and recollections that Larry Knuth has complied represents a look back at…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on February 15, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

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