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Author Archive: Don Pump CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC

Don Pump holds a BS in Exercise Science and is currently doing his graduate work at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the department of Kinesiology. He is credentialed with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) holding a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification with Distinction (CSCS*D), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Certification with Distinction (NSCA-CPT*D), as well as a member of the Strength and Conditioning Coaches Registry (RSCC). He currently volunteers his time with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a member of the Hawaii State Board of Advisors. Don has been involved in Fitness and Performance Athletics for almost two decade working with individuals from all walks of life, helping them improve their athletic and human performance.  

Research Review: The Effects of A Psychological Skills Training Program on Swimming Performance and Positive Psychological Development

Share This: The present study employed intra-individual performance measures that controled for differences in ability by comparing an athlete’s current performance to the average or previous performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 7-week psychological skills training (PST) program on (a) competitive swimming performance and (b) the positive psychological development of national-level adolescent swimmers.…
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Research Review: Psychological, Physiological, Performance and Perceptive Responses to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Combats

Share This:   The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological, physiological (metabolic, physical, and hormonal), performance and perceptive responses to a regional level Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) competition. Researchers hypothesized that during a BJJ competition a moderate activation of the glycolytic pathway occurs, followed by a drop in handgrip strength and fatigue of small muscle groups such as…
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How to Develop Explosive Power

Share This: Every athlete has a need for greater speed and explosive power, but how to develop explosive power begins with a well-rounded, detailed approach to their training. Let’s take a closer look. Dr.’s George Dintiman and Robert Ward, experts with decades of research and experience in the field of speed and explosion, developed a 5-step model training program. In the…
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Anxiety in Sport

Share This: Anxiety in sport has been an interest in the research world for many years especially among high school and college age athletes.  Increasing levels of competition have created an environment were athletes are constantly searching for an advantage on the playing field.   Experts suggests that optimal levels of mental and physical arousal are required to maximize athletic performance. …
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