December 2006

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In LEO/Mil

December 01, 2006

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CFHQ
Santa Cruz, CA USA
01 Dec 06
OPS 06
FRAGO 05 to OPORD 01 -- OP GRINDER
Ref: A. OPORD 01 01 Jul 06
Task Organization: Annex A

1. SITUATION. No Change.

2. MISSION "PATRICIA": Total per 8-person squad-- 1.5 km run (per soldier), 200 burpee pull- ups, 400 jumping ring dips, 40 rope climbs, and 1 min L-sit (per soldier).

3. EXECUTION
a. Concept of Operations.
(1) Intent. Complete all the exercises as quickly as possible… Continue Reading

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The Front Handspring

By Roger Harrell

In Gymnastics/Tumbling

December 01, 2006

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A front handspring is a common gymnastics skill that is often demonstrated outside competitive gymnastics as well. There is an appeal to being able to run forward, kick through a handstand and spring back to your feet. It has also found application in the upper levels of other sports such as a handspring throw-in on the soccer field. While less intimidating and safer to learn than a back handspring, a front… Continue Reading

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Learning the Olympic Lifts: The Grip

By Mike Burgener with Tony Budding

In Olympic Lifts

December 01, 2006

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Last month, we took a detailed look at the jumping and landing stances for the Olympic lifts. This month, we'll discuss proper hand placement on the bar for the snatch and the clean. First off, it must be understood that grip in both the snatch and clean is personal and based on several factors, including flexibility, strength, body size and shape, and what is generally comfortable to the… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology, Reference

December 01, 2006

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In my article on exercise science in last month's CFJ, I highlighted the difficulty of scientifically determining optimal training methods. Most often, it is coaches working hands-on using a trial-and-error methodology that actually push the science ahead. Eventually, scientists notice that most coaches are doing a particular thing with success and then design a study However, coaches' practical, field-tested insights… Continue Reading

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Fight Camp

By Becca Borawski

In MMA

December 01, 2006

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Photo courtesy of Team Quest.

Becca Borawski talks with a trainer who's been working with MMA fighters and world class wrestlers for decades, about how he incorporates strength and conditioning work with skills training and how he peaks and tapers training leading up to a fight.

Ideally, when preparing for a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, an individual would like to have eight to ten weeks of preparation, a period known as… Continue Reading

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An Aerobic Paradox

By Lon Kilgore

In ExPhysiology, Reference

December 01, 2006

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Have you ever thought about what it is exactly that drives improvement in aerobic work capacity? If you are like most people you probably haven’t really felt compelled to ponder this. Even though I am trained pretty extensively in cardiovascular physiology and training theory, I am an anaerobe and a musclehead. What makes muscle work, become stronger, bigger, or more powerful is my interest.

That means that I hadn't, until recently… Continue Reading

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Bike Control Basics Part 3

By Scott Hagnas

In Sports Applications

December 01, 2006

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Last month, we looked at ways to get up onto some objects that you might find in your path. Now, it's time to come back down. We will be using some of the same techniques that we used to ascend the obstacles, and some more of the static skills from part 1 will come in to play as well.

Just as with getting onto objects, be sure to master these techniques from very low… Continue Reading

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The Yin and Yang of the Back

By Michael Rutherford

In Medical/Injuries

December 01, 2006

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If you believe the data, over 50 percent of the U.S. adult population are dealing with back problems. Having a personal history of lower back issues and frequently working with athletes in the same boat, I have been motivated to find effective movements to keep the back strong and functional.

In this installment of my dumbbell series, I present two movements that I have found to be effective in my training… Continue Reading

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