PED 1323 Motor Control & Motor Learning

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by doing an extra exercise or an extra set or two) to compensate. Trust me this might not seem that important now but I'm not just interested in athletic performance, I'm interested in the long term health of my athletes. 8. Get out of the Weight Room Try some strongman training: sled dragging; uphill sprints; or stadium stairs. I'm sick of hearing coaches telling me that they think outside of the box, yet they never leave the confines of their own little box - the weight room. 9. Train the antagonists This ties in with the swimming example above. The speed of a throw or a kick or punch is determined largely by the ability of the antagonist to eccentrically decelerate the joint action efficiently and prevent joint injury. If your body cannot safely and effectively brake the motion, then it will not allow you to achieve full acceleration. If you are not training the antagonists eccentrically - you are not training deceleration. And if you are not training deceleration you cannot be training acceleration. 10. Full Front Squats This exercise may be the single most athletic exercise. You'll get core strength, wrist, knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle flexibility in a single exercise. Ok- as usual I can't shut up so I'll add one more.
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Motor Control Section 3: Motor control aspects of resistance training Unit 6c: Expert views on resistance training 10.5 Extension! I'm not going to get into an article on the pros and cons of Olympic lifting, suffice to say that explosive triple extension (ankle, knee and hip) is a valuable component when training athletes. Remember though - we are training ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. We are not training weightlifters. It is not necessary to do the complete lifts; the power and hang variations are fine. If you're not comfortable with the Olympic lifts then add jump training or medicine ball overhead throws or at the very least deadlifts (double extension) as a core lift. Do not get caught up in the numbers game and do not confuse gym improvements with real world or sports world improvements. The greatest athletes in the world do not necessarily have the greatest bench presses in the world. The greatest athletes in the world have an ability to produce useable force on their field of play. Usable force is force that propels athletes towards the ball, knocks another athlete back or down, helps you move at full speed, or throws the winning touchdown pass. Usable force is force properly directed in an unstable real world, unpredictable environment. The weight room, in general, is a stable environment whereas a field of play or the competition ring is a constantly changing place. A good strength and conditioning coach looks to improve athletic performances, not just gym lift numbers. *********************************************** About the author: For the past sixteen years Alwyn Cosgrove has been committed to achieving excellence in the field of fitness training and athletic preparation. Specializing in performance enhancement, Alwyn has helped countless individuals and athletes reach their goals through sound scientific training.
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