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October 2012 Blog Posts (34)

Chapter 6 - Exercise Instruction and Trouble Shooting

Dear Strength Coach/Personal Trainer

This is the 9th blog post dedicated to write my next book called

“BEYOND Functional Training:

Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects Through

Science-based Exercise Selection”

Below is the description of chapter 6 excerpted from the introduction.

Chapter 6 - Exercise Instruction and Trouble Shooting

Instructing (and trouble shooting) exercises is the last step…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on October 31, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Goal keeper off-season

I had a guy who plays for a developmental soccer program ask me for good off season lifts. He wants to put on good, functional size for his position. He is a goal keeper so he needs to be able to be physical and strong both on the ground and in the air, without restricting movement. Any one got any good suggestions?

Added by Eric Doernhoefer on October 30, 2012 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

Youth Sport Development

Could we learn some lessons from the French soccer development process? Here is some food for thought. This transcends soccer!

At Clairefontaine – National Training Center for French Football Federation

Emphasis on experimentation and creativity not…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 30, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

WC Football Update

Season has had a lot of ups and downs, but for the first time since 2009, we are back in the Mississippi Class 6A playoffs.  Our coaching staff and our players have done a tremendous job this season.  Have one regular season game remaining.  Win and we are 3rd in our district and face the number 2 team from region 1.  Lose and we finish 4th and have to go to South Panola (big time team who has been ranked nationally in past years).  Whatever happens, we are excited to have the opportunity to…

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Added by Chad McMullin on October 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Athletic Gaines NFL Combine Internship

Athletic Gaines is now accepting applications for its 10 week internship program starting on Jan 1. This is an unpaid position however interns will receive experience working with top NFL combine and veteran players. Interns will also receive Athletic Gaines clothing. We are located in Hollywood, Los Angeles so all chosen interns must live or be able to move near the area. Please send resumes or ask any questions to jordan@athleticgaines.com. Feel free to look at our website…

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Added by Jordan Feramisco on October 29, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Hatch System

Congratulations to Will Muschamp and Jeff Dillman for being ranked 2nd in the nation. Coach Muschamp is not hesitant about telling people that Dillman uses olympic weightlifting for his strength and conditioning program. Jeff Dillman, a Coach Hatch protege, is one of four strength coaches that use the Hatch System all of which are ranked in the top 12 in the BCS polls: #1 Alabama (Scott Cochran), #2 Florida (Jeff Dillman), #6 LSU (Tom Moffitt), #12 Florida State (Vic Viloria)

Added by Ryan Griffin on October 25, 2012 at 5:54pm — 3 Comments

Get Faster and Prevent Injury With These Hamstring Exercises

Hey guys, I've recently wrote an article on developing hamstring strength with these injury preventing hamstring exercises which can also add an increase of speed for your athletes.  Here is the link for STACK.com check it out :

 

http://www.stack.com/2012/10/17/hamstring-exercises/

Added by Giovanni Grassi, CSCS on October 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Leaving on a Jet Plane (Again)

Delta_Air_Lines It has been enjoyable and productive to be home for two weeks but now I am leaving again today for Europe as I continue my quest to rack up the frequent flier miles on Delta. I am trying to get them to create another level beyond Diamond status to keep me motivated. It is…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 25, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments

Chapter 5 - Program Design

Dear Strength Coach/Personal Trainer

This is the 8th blog post dedicated to write my next book called

“BEYOND Functional Training:

Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects through

science based exercise selection”

Below is the description of chapter 5 excerpted from the introduction.

Chapter 5 - Program Design

The content of Chapter 5 relates strongly to the 9 Steps of The Flexible Periodization…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on October 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spot Visits

I always find it interesting when someone makes a one-day visit to see a team or an individual train and the coaches coach and then makes profound conclusions about the training program. There is no way that will reveal the breath and depth of a training program. When you do that you are seeing a snapshot in a photo album, a pixel in a mega pixel picture. To understand someone’s training demands total immersion and…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 24, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Connections

Images Recognizing that the body is a kinetic chain we need to always be aware of how we are making connections between all the links in the chain. It too easy to fall into a reductionist approach that would have us focus on the links. A functional approach focuses on the…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 23, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Fundamental Questions?

In preparing for one of my presentations “The Coaching Development Pathway – A Contemporary Model" at the International Festival of Athletics Coaching (IFAC) http://www.ifacscotland.co.uk/ in Glasgow this next weekend it occurred to me that are there several fundamental questions we should address as we move forward in our coaching careers. They certainly are not complicated…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 22, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

Coaching Do’s and Don’ts

Coaching Do’s

Be Empathetic

Be Encouraging

Be Honest…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 21, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Half Full or Half Empty

Glass-half-full A friend of mine who coaches in professional baseball told me this story the other day. I wanted to share it with you because I thought it was priceless. He was frustrated with a player’s inability to make a decision no matter if it was quick decision on the field or a…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 20, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments

Nutrition Activity for Strength & Conditioning

     Over the past several years as we have been developing the physical education department and strength & conditioning program at the school I teach in, we had experimented with different ways on how to incorporate nutrition into the curriculum. Nutrition "seminars" during our summer workout program and various "talks" in our PE classes where large amounts of information were sort of vomitted out, were the methods we chose. But we felt like too many kids were not really applying what…

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Added by Dave Schall on October 19, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Talent Development & Skill Learning

The lifeblood of any sport system is talent identification. Once the talent is identified and directed then the task is to develop that talent. A key aspect of that development process is how the sport skill is learned and acquired. Nobody in recent years has done a better job at this than Barcelona Football Club. These three books will give some great insights into talent development and some of the reason why a system…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 19, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

Exercise Creation and Exercise Periodization

Dear Strength Coach/Personal Trainer

This is the 7th blog post dedicated to write my next book called

“BEYOND Functional Training:

Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects through science based exercise selection”

Below are the descriptions of chapter 3 and chapter 4 as excerpted from the introduction.

Chapter 3 - Exercise Creation

Many strength coaches or personal trainers are limited to learning new…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on October 18, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Looking for a Graduate Assistant Position

Hello All,

I am currently working as a Personal Trainer/Performance Coach at X3 Sports, a local MMA/Kickboxing/Fitness center but I am looking to get back into the Strength and Conditioning industry. My initial goals were to become a Collegiate or Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach but I received an opportunity to train some athletes and general population in the private sector so I took a chance at it. I have been getting the itch to get back into the college setting and…

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Added by Jay Jones on October 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Flash & Dash

Good coaching and subsequently good training is not about flash and dash. Good training is actually somewhat mundane, day to day it is not very exciting. You must repeatedly do the basic things well and keep refining and fine-tuning. Good training has substance, with the focus clearly on the need to do activities and methods that will get the athlete better. Don’t get caught up in hype and marketing so characteristic of…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 18, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Starting Core Stability for Soccer

 



Core Stability For Soccer Athletes: Part 1



 

Programming for a soccer athlete is primarily about making sure they perform the common movements…

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Added by Matt Siniscalchi on October 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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