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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Planning the gym-based programme


The single leg deadlift is another posterior chain exercise. The player here holds a med ball to the chest and completes a single leg hinge or T-stance. Note the S&C coach should emphasise pushing the extended leg’s heel backwards to activate the posterior chain musculature.

Figure 18. The single leg deadlift.

We could progress this exercise using a dumbbell or a kettlebell in one arm and then while holding the implement at the side hinge to move into a T-stance. The athlete then returns to the standing position while maintaining a stable grounded leg. Note that the athlete may use a Concurrent Activation Potentiation (CAP) mechanism during this exercise. The athlete may grasp another dumbbell or kettlebell tightly in the contralateral hand to exploit this mechanism as well as use a jaw clinching action. Please see your lecture notes for more detail and guidelines on this technique.

Figure 19. Kettlebell deadlift. Note the strong grip of the right forearm flexors exploiting CAP.