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Excerpts — Complete Conditioning for Volleyball

The Movement Screen Test Part I - Overhead Squat

The movement screen is composed of 10 tests. Seven tests - overhead squat, single-leg squat, ankle dorsiflexion, stability push-up, prone scarecrow, internal shoulder rotation, and landing competency - are scored on a 5-point scale in which 5 is excellent and 1 is poor.

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The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

Load-based power training involves explosively moving a weight or resistance throughout a range of motion. Exercises in this category include Olympic lifts, Olympic lift variations, pause squats, and resisted jumps. Technique and speed of movement should be the primary focus when performing Olympic lifts. The execution of proper technique and the speed of the bar are the factors that determine whether and when the athlete progresses in weight.

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Exercise Distribution Within a Training Week

The four-day program outlined here (tables 11.1 to 11.6) has training days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Exercises must be distributed appropriately throughout the week to achieve maximal performance, promote recovery, and reduce the incidence of overuse injuries because training is performed on back-to-back days twice during the week.

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The Movement Screen Test Part I – Overhead Squat

The movement screen is composed of 10 tests. Seven tests - overhead squat, single-leg squat, ankle dorsiflexion, stability push-up, prone scarecrow, internal shoulder rotation, and landing competency - are scored on a 5-point scale in which 5 is excellent and 1 is poor.

Read more →