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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

30 Dec Alternating Arm & Leg Extension Core Performance Exercise

The development of the stabilization capacities of the core is integral in the development of sports performance qualities within the athletic population. The health and fitness professional must recognize the process of developing the postural control, neuromuscular efficiency, and stabilization capacities of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex is sequential in terms of exercise stages. This sequential process will begin with basic stabilization exercises with minimal movement requirements, and progress to more complex exercises. Initial core stabilization exercises will focus on engaging the deep...

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TRX Jack Knife

02 Dec TRX Suspension Trainer Jack Knife

The lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (L-P-H) commonly referred to as the "core" is an integral component in sports performance and efficient human movement. What must be recognized about the core is the importance this anatomical section of the kinetic chain plays relative to stabilization of the spine, the creation of movement, the maintenance of postural positioning, and the generation of power in sport. If the stabilization capacities of the muscular structures associated with the core are weak and lack the capacities to execute...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

04 Nov Glute Foam Roll Sports Performance Exercise

Mobility in the kinetic chain is imperative for optimal performance, proper functioning of the kinetic chain, and the reduction in the potential of injury. If limitations exist in terms of joint mobility due to soft tissue tightness, the ability for a joint to move through its' intended range of motion will most likely be impeded. In order to improve joint range of motion, remove dysfunction from the kinetic chain, and provide a foundation for efficient movement patterns, a three step process...

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Golf Fitness

21 Oct Kettle Bell Dead Lift Performance Exercise

The kinetic chain of the athlete operates as a unit to generate speed, change direction, sprint, throw, hit, or run. Recognizing this base element of sports performance it is necessary for the athlete or coach to develop the kinetic chain as a unit. Utilizing this principle in sports performance training provides the opportunity of the programming to create a transfer of training effect onto the field of competition. If the athlete utilizes isolated, non-functional, and uni-planar training in the majority of...

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T-Rotaion Push Up

14 Oct T-Rotation Push Up Performance Exercise

The rotary athlete competing in baseball, softball, tennis, golf, ice hockey, or lacrosse must recognize the importance of developing the strength parameters of the kinetic chain. It is important to recognize the body functions as a unit to execute athletic actions. As a result, developing the strength parameters of the neuromuscular system requires integrating the kinetic chain. The integration of the kinetic chain can be challenging as it pertains to the development of strength within the neuromuscular system. The exercises selected...

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Javelin Thrower 2

07 Oct Functional Anatomy of the Core

The Core is an anatomical area of the body pertaining to sports performance training, the development of speed, and rotary movement patterns such as hitting, throwing, striking, or swinging. The core is a vital component of the kinetic chain, rotary movement patterns, and the development of the athlete. What is typically not mentioned in reference to the core is a defining the anatomical structures and functional anatomy of these structures. To better understand the involvement of the core in sports performance...

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