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Strength and Conditioning Games for Improved Fitness and Performance

Learn how to disguise work as play and make every training session fun for athletes and non-athletes, all of whom may have different goals. Learn a variety of games that are designed to address strength, multidirectional speed and explosiveness. Cardiovascular health and functional performance will also be discussed. Among the topics covered: • Benefits of games based on current research • Adapting the games • Safety guidelines and recommendations • How to incorporate games into a comprehensive training program
  1. Identify the potential benefits of incorporating games into a strength and conditioning program.
  2. Summarize the current research on small-sided games.
  3. Describe the importance of work:rest ratios when programming games.
  4. Identify and select games to elicit the appropriate training responses.
  5. Identify and adapt games to maximize time, efficiency and safety.
  6. Implement appropriate teaching cues and techniques for instructing athletes/clients on how to perform each game.
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