Category Archives: Sports Conditioning

Strength and conditioning information that pertains to any sport or sport preparation.

KISS with Progressive Overload

KISS with Progressive Overload by Dave Bellomo The concept of resistance training has been around for thousands of years. Legend has it that in the 6th Century B.C., Milo of Crotona, a city in what is now Southern Italy, came … Continue reading

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Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs for Tactical Athletes (pt. 3)

Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs for Tactical Athletes (pt. 3) In the previous installment of this article we discussed specific aspects of program design such as energy system requirements and program organization and discussed the need to include ATP-PC, Glycolytic, … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Periodization for MMA

Nonlinear Periodization for MMA David Bellomo, PES Introduction Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a complex sport that combines the punching and footwork of Western boxing, the elbow and knee strikes of Muy Tai, and the grappling of Greco Roman wrestling … Continue reading

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Core Training for Swimming

Core Training for Swimmers In recent years, Core Training has been the subject of countless articles and books for athletes and non-athletes alike. Originally prescribed by physical therapists to patients with low back pain, Core Training is now commonly practiced … Continue reading

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Stability Training for Strength and Power

Stability Training? I know, you are probably picturing some anorexic contortionist kid who works for Cirque du Sole` jumping and balancing on exercise balls. Before you send this article to the trash, hear me out. I completely understand that to … Continue reading

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