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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, ISSAonline, Ultimate 25-Minute Workout Guide for Volleyball Athletes
Ultimate 25-Minute Workout Guide for Volleyball Athletes

Need an effective way to improve volleyball performance? Increasing strength and power can be a challenge for most athletes, especially for those who do not train outside of practice. This workout provides the best exercises for volleyball athletes!

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Strength and Conditioning for Volleyball, Plus a Workout

Strength training is essential for athletic performance in all sports. Speed, strength, and agility are key elements of a volleyball player's performance. Learn some of the best training approaches for volleyball strength and conditioning programs.

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Best Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification for You

There are many benefits to becoming a certified strength and conditioning coach. But what’s the best certification program? The answer to this question depends on you.

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Build a Better Backside: Strengthening Your Posterior Chain

Posterior chain development is important for every clientto promote better performance, weight loss, muscle gain, injury prevention, and strength gains. Let's dive into the importance of posterior chain training.

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Kettlebell Swings: Muscles Worked, Proper Form, and More

If you want an exercise that is fun and effective, kettlebell swings deliver. Learn what muscles they work, how to do them with proper form, and more. We also share who probably shouldn’t do this kettlebell exercise, which is important for all trainers to know.

Cycling + Strength Training: How Important is it to Do Both?
Cycling + Strength Training: How Important is it to Do Both?

It's hard to tear a cycling enthusiast away from their bike. But getting into the gym a couple times a week is so important for strength, performance, and injury prevention. A simple, regular strength workout can take any cyclist to the next level.

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How To Deadlift: Benefits, Technique, Variations

The Deadlift is an integral, yet often missing component of a strength building program. That's not to say that everyone should be performing this movement or one of its variations, but the benefits of the Deadlift for a power or strength building program are innumerable.

Strength and Conditioning for Lacrosse Athletes
Strength and Conditioning for Lacrosse Athletes

Learn how a comprehensive strength and conditioning program is essential for lacrosse players. This helps to improve physical performance on the field, reduce risk of injury, and enhance overall athletic abilities.

Best Strength Exercises for Tennis Players
Best Strength Exercises for Tennis Players

Boost your performance on the tennis court with these top strength exercises. Enhance your power, mobility, and endurance while reducing injury risk. Read more in our latest article.

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HIIT and Strength Training - Should You Do Both?

HIIT is trendy and strength training is tried and true, but is one better than the other? Should you focus on weights or HIIT cardio? Can you do both? Check out this post for the answers and how to maximize your workout routine.

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Are You Training Your Glutes the Wrong Way?

One area that clients often want to work on is their backside. However, this is also a muscle group that is riddled with training errors, leading to subpar results. Learn seven common glute training mistakes, along with how to help clients avoid them.

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Coaching Athletes: Strength and Conditioning for Basketball

All sports require different skills that athletes need to be successful. Strength coaches are qualified to design effective training programs for all athletes, no matter the sport. In this article we look at a comprehensive program layout for basketball.

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