Archive for July, 2013

Intensity

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Intensity Once the exercise has been selected and the sets and reps have been determined, we must now figure out the appropriate load. It is very common to see high school strength programs adapting the 1-Rep Max percentage method when determining loads. Although this has been proven to work well with more experienced athletes (3 […]

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Sets and Reps

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Once the exercise has been selected, an appropriate set and repetition scheme must be prescribed. Here are some variables to consider:   Young athletes and beginners: A strength and conditioning program needs very little stimulation to show improvement. In fact, 2-3 sets of all exercises and minimal loading can be more than enough to induce […]

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Exercise Selection and Order

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

After you’ve gone over and planned out variable one (frequency), you are now ready to focus on the second variable for developing a strength-training regimen for young athletes: Exercise Selection and Order. When putting together a strength and conditioning program, coaches and trainers should ensure that their selection of exercises will target these areas and […]

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Training Efficiency

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

When developing a strength-training regimen for young athletes, a number of variables must be manipulated in order to produce desired results. These include: Training frequency Exercise selection and order Sets and reps Intensity Time under tension Rest period   In today’s blog, we are going to cover Training Frequency. What are the demands of the […]

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