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The Anatomy of a Perform-X Training Session

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

How do you design and “flow” your training session? Do you write out the workout on the whiteboard or hand out a workout card and let the athletes have free reign of the weight room for an hour? Or…

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The Platform: Beyond Weightlifting – the Integration of Plyometrics and Variable Resistance Loading

The lifting platform, like the rack, is a staple in most weight rooms. The platform provides a dedicated space for the deadlift and the Olympic weightlifting movements (clean, jerk press, and snatch) and their derivatives (clean high pull, jump shrug, etc.). These platforms are…

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Cord-Loaded Dead Lifts

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

 

The Dead Lift  is one of the most implemented weight lifting movements for improving strength and power.

The muscle groups of the low back, glutes, and hamstrings, commonly known as the ‘posterior chain’, have numerous effects on the majority of…

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Resistance Cords vs. Weight Machine Resistance: Middle School Athlete Development

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

The middle school fitness/weight training space, as mentioned in previous blog posts, is either highly elaborate or next to nothing in regards to space, equipment, and functionality.  The importance of educating and practicing certain fundamental movements has been at…

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Speed Development Using Resistance Cords

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

The training applications for running speed development have taken on a number of different concepts for optimal enhancement.  Some concepts have shown to be highly effective but coach dependent, others just as effective but equipment dependent.  Another words, there…

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