Top Top Nav

Tag Archives | strength

Law Enforcement – The Occupational Athlete

By Dr. Tamara Mouras
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security faculty member, American Public University System
Guest Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

The daily occupational duties of a law enforcement officer call for a certain level of strength and conditioning that should be maintained throughout a career. Basic physical performance can directly relate to on the job performance when law enforcement officers are interacting with the general public. Law enforcement officers are called upon at any given time to physically confront, restrain and pursue individuals involved in criminal activity.

Continue Reading

Improving the Health of the Community

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

I am an Athletic Trainer by education. Much of my work years have been spent in high schools, colleges, and sports medicine clinics. During my career, there have been occasions to participate in health fairs and community health & wellness events. As Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, and Personal Trainers, we are all inherently teachers...

Continue Reading

No, It’s Not Dangerous –Strength Training for the Older Adult

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

For many older adults, growing older seems to involve an inevitable loss of strength, energy, and vitality. This does not have to be the norm, though, because the decreased in strength and energy along with the onset of the frailty we associate with aging can be reversed with appropriate strength training programs. Loss of muscle mass,

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

The Essential Link in Fitness and Conditioning

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Core training programs have come and gone over the last couple of decades. These programs are still vitally important because a weak core can lead to a whole host of injuries. The understanding of core itself has grown to include the abdominals, and the back, spine, and hip musculature –and when I write core, I am talking about all of this.
Continue Reading

Strength Training Program Design: The Basics

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network For the last several months, I have been discussing components of a fitness assessment. Of course, the assessment provides great information from which to begin with your clients, but it is not an end in itself. Program design will take the information gleaned from a fitness assessment and help you...
Continue Reading