Antonio Squillante, CSCS*D, cand. PHD

Antonio Squillante is a Registered Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA RSCC CSCS*D) with over ten years of experience coaching high school and collegiate athletes competing at the national and international level. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the Universita’ San Raffaele in Rome, Italy. Antonio earned a Master of Science in Sports Performance and Orthopedic Rehab from A.T. Still University and a master’s degree in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. As a Ph.D. student, Antonio is currently conducting research at the Clinical Exercise Research Center, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy (University of Southern California, Los Angeles). He has authored several books and textbooks on strength training for sport and translated some classic readings in exercise physiology and sports science, including the work of Carmelo Bosco and Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky. Antonio is a Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (SENr) and an NSCA instructor. He is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the USA Track Cycling. VALD presenter.

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High-Force Eccentric Training & Neuromuscular Profiling on force plates

Lecture: High-Force Eccentric Training. From muscle physiology to biomechanics: The art and science of eccentric training for sport

This lectures covers the basics of high-force eccentric training, from muscle mass physiology to biomechanics. Starting from a in-depth analysis of the mechanics of muscle contraction, this lecture will provide insights on the role of passive stiffness in explosive, ballistic movements looking at high-force eccentric training as way to increase strength, but also power and rate of force development. 

Practical: Neuromuscular Profiling on force plates 

This hands-on session covers the basic of jump testing using force plates. Squat jump and countermovement jump will be used to create a detail neuromuscular profile for individual athletes, looking at normative data to interprete measurements of strength and power, but also asymmetries. This lecture will present a simple approach to testing and evaluating a theories, using loaded jumps to create a detail force-velocity profile.