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The Mentality of the Max

By Aaron Mehl
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

Everyone has an opinion on how testing should be done in regards to their athletes. If you ask ten coaches how they test their athletes you could very well get ten different answers. Which method is the safest? Which method best relates to athletic performance? The answer may be much more complex than you think...

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If A Muscle Isn’t Seen in the Mirror… Does It Exist?

By Aaron Mehl Contributor, Sports and Fitness Network The posterior chain on most athletes (and most Americans) is severely underdeveloped. A strong posterior chain can not only make a person faster and more powerful, but most importantly, it can drastically reduce the chances of acquiring an injury.
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The Health and Fitness Assessment, Conclusion and Take Away

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network In the last installment (The Health & Fitness Assessment, Part III - Cardiovascular & Strength Testing), I discussed the heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility assessments as part of the fitness evaluation. This time, I’ll follow up with my thoughts on assessments in general.
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Designing Better Programs for Better Results

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Last month (The Health and Fitness Assessment, Part II), I discussed the fitness evaluation process and its components. In this installment, we will look at resting heart rate, blood pressure, and body composition. This month I will discuss a little bit about submaximal cardiovascular endurance, muscular fitness testing, and flexibility....
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