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Excerpt — NSCA's Guide to Program Design

Perform biomechanical evaluations correctly

For the purpose of understanding the movement being analyzed, strength and conditioning professionals should use the following four questions.

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Utilize proper workout structure and exercise order

The number of muscle groups trained per workout needs to be considered when designing the resistance training program.

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Developing anaerobic conditioning programs

The primary movement patterns, duration of these movements, the number of movements, and the work-to-rest ratio are all critical variables that must be identified to prescribe appropriate exercises.

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Understand the general principles of periodization

When exploring the classic literature, it is clear that periodization is a method for employing sequential or phasic alterations in the workload, training focus, and training tasks contained within the microcycle, mesocycle, and annual training plan.

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