Prescreening for the Personal Trainer
    We all know that exercise is a key component to health but it is inherently risky. In this article, Ed McNeely provides you with the four steps every client should complete before working out with a personal trainer.
    Anaerobic Conditioning: Training the Three Energy Systems
    This article offers information on the three bioenergetic systems - the ATP-PC system, the glycolytic system, and the oxidative system - and how to train them appropriately for performance. With this knowledge, the reader will be able to prepare an athlete with the conditioning foundation needed to succeed in their sport.
    Training Ideas for Group Physical Training
    Physical training for the military has been largely composed of body weight and aerobic training; however, this type of training is not appropriate for preparing tactical athletes for the physical demands of their work tasks. This article provides tactical athletes with a new perspective on how to include strength and power movements into a group training program.
    Basic Training Concepts for Improved Operational Fitness
    The tactical athlete must train in an appropriate manner for his or her job, one that does not include training individual muscles in isolation. This article is recommended reading because it provides a basic understanding of the physiology and biomechanics of training.
    Men's Basketball Training Regimen: Focusing on Essential Rest Periods
    In this PowerPoint presentation, Amy Gibson, MS, CSCS, reviews the necessity of rest in a men's basketball strength training regimen.
    Applying the In-Season Periodization of Strength and Power Training to Football
    This article offers a unique look into strength and power maintenance of football players (rugby or American) during the in-season period. This article provides an interesting perspective on how to maintain strength and power in sports that have longer seasons and usually result in larger performance decrements throughout that time span.
    Functional Training Benefits for Athletes and the General Population
    Functional training involves exercising in natural patterns rather than in isolated muscle groups or the fixed range of motion of machines. Both athletes and the general population can benefit from functional training.
    Program Induced Cumulative Overload (PICO)
    One of the most difficult aspects of developing a strength and conditioning program for any athlete is ensuring that the training dose is optimal. This is further complicated when dealing with tactical athletes, who may encounter situations where demands are placed on their strength, power, speed, endurance and agility. While tactical facilitators are trained to consider these parameters, one yet ever-present hidden complication is that of Program Induced Cumulative Overload (PICO).
    Men's Basketball Training Regimen: Focusing on Functional Training Exercises
    In the sport of basketball, functional training can make players jump higher and run faster in competition. This article shares some functional exercises essential to a basketball player’s training regimen, including some safety tips when performing them.
    Importance of Fitness and Firefighter Heart Health
    Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death among firefighters. This article discusses the many components that should be included in a health and wellness program to help firefighters prevent death and injury on the job.