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The Clean Pull

When people think of the weightlifting exercises they typically think of Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. While both Olympic lifts are great exercises for athletes to transform maximal strength into power, there are many variations of those two that can be used as assistance lifts and as main lifts of[…]

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2 Things I Know For Sure About Squats

The Squat is often called the King of all Exercises. Its the most popular full body exercise in weight training of all time. As an exercise, the Squat has its own history. Its roots stretch back to the days when weight training was the domain of professional strongmen, who performed incredible[…]

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Introducing: YPSI Trainer A-Licence Exam & Thesis

For the first time in April 2017 the english Modules 1 to 6 of the YPSI Trainer Certification will in conclude with the YPSI Trainer A-Licence Exam & Thesis. The Exam consists of 60 questions. To pass 94% of the questions need to answered correct. The Thesis consists of a case[…]

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2 Things I Know For Sure About Conditioning

Athletes need physical conditioning. Its one of the most trained physical abilities. What is Conditioning? Conditioning is the ability to repeat a certain effort with minimal fatigue.  Classic examples are team sports like Soccer, American Football, Basketball, Ice hockey and all combat sports. In those sports it is crucial to keep[…]

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The Three Types of Coaches

By definition, coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training, advice and guidance. Occasionally, coaching may mean an informal relationship between two people, of whom one has more experience and expertise than the other[…]

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„Simple, but not easy“

„Simple, but not easy“ Dean Lister This is a quote that Grappling World Champion Dean Lister uses all the time when he gives training sessions and seminars in grappling and BJJ to describe a technique. And its one of the best quotes I have heard last year as it hits many nails[…]

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The Task of the YPSI Training Camps

„In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.“ To get the most out of any educational experience, theory must be combined with practice for optimal information retention and a maximal learning effect. With seminars on training that means next to understanding training, program design,[…]

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What is Micro-Periodization?

The term Periodization is generally known in Sports Science. It defines the division of training programs into individual cycles in which the individual training parameter sets, repetitions, tempo and pause – as well as exercises, frequency, total volume, average intensity and peak intensity are structured to allow constant, optimal, sustainable[…]

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What is Tempo?

Tempo is one of most important loading parameters as it has a major impact on the training effect. A simple example is 15 Reps is not 15 Reps. 15 Reps at a 1010 Tempo is 30 seconds total time under tension. 15 Reps at a 3010 Tempo is 60 seconds[…]

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