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CONDITIONING: APPROPRIATE TRAINING FOR SPORT SPECIFICITY

by Brian Bowden
Football Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Coach • Ridley High School, Folsom, PA.

When planning the conditioning programs used, both in and out-of-season, coaches usually have their athletes’ best interests in mind. Goals typically revolve around improving in-season performance or better preparing players during out-of-season workouts for the upcoming season. Generally time is spent on speed and agility. The problem is that sometimes what is done may not be the best choice from a physiological standpoint and may actually hinder performance or impede speed / agility development.         All too often, speed and agility are lumped together. It is assumed that those who are the fastest sprinters will also be the most agile. Resear ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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