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Domestic Publications

Baker, D. Corvo, A., Young, K. Barr, M and T. Goodale. Roundtable Discussion- What influence do the methods of athletes involved in Power lifting and (Olympic) weightlifting play in the programming of strength-power training for your sports (athletes in those sports other than weightlifting and power-lifting)? What is your rationale? Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning,17(4)22-27. 2009.
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Baker D. Selecting the appropriate exercises and loads for speed-strength development. Strength & Conditioning Coach 3(2):8-16. 1995.
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Baker, D. “Lat pulldown and chinup” Strength and Conditioning Coach. 15(2):30-32. 2007.
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International Publications

Baker, D.  Cross-training workout: using high-intensity energy system conditioning for injured athletes. Professional Strength & Conditioning.  27 (Winter): 4-8. 2012.
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Baker, D.  Recent trends in high-intensity aerobic training for field sports.  Professional Strength & Conditioning.  22 (Summer): 3-8. 2011.
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Baker, D.  Cycle-length variants in periodized strength/power training.  Strength and Conditioning Journal, 29(4)10-17. 2007.
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Baker, D.  Acute and long-term power responses to power training: Observations on the training of an elite power athlete.  Strength and Conditioning Journal 23(1):47-56.2001.
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Other S&C content

Introductory Program #1 for Youth Athletes
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Introductory Program #2 for Youth Athletes
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Explanatory Notes on how I Developed Programs #1 & #2
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Training Dvds

How to use Bands & Chains
I have just completed a DVD titled “How to use Bands & Chains” for strength, power and muscle size training Price:$30+$5 postage - Contact Dan to Purchase

“Child and Youth Resistance Training – A Guide for Progressing the Difficulty of Bodyweight Exercises” 
This DVD provides a systematic approach to introducing resistance training to child and youth athletes through the implementation of basic bodyweight exercises coupled with some soft resistance modalities such as sand tubes or rubber tubing. This DVD details how to increase the difficulty of exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats, split leg exercises, planks and sit-ups by altering the moment of resistance/leverage, range of motion, plane of motion, stability demands, adding small resistances and limb utilization.  

If you are a school teacher or train child or youth athletes, then this is a great resource.  The package also includes a PDF on testing using one exercise from each of the six exercise groups.   A complete list of exercises & lessons plans for the implementation of a program are also available as an added extra (known as The Guide & Lesson Plans).
Here is the link to the ASCA website (the only place you can buy the DVD from), just follow the prompts!

PhD Thesis

A Series of Studies Upon Professional Rugby League Players
This thesis, over 300 pages long, contains 10 published papers (including 9 international journal publications) concerning the testing and training of strength and power in professional rugby players.  With an extensive review of the literature and reference list, it serves as a great study aid for students researching in the area.  It can be purchased complete as a PDF or Word document.
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Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) National Conference Presentations

2005 – “The Effect of Different Resistance Training Variable Manipulations upon Strength, Power Output and Heart Rate”
This 78 slide PowerPoint Presentation details not only typical strength and power adaptations but also the effects of strongman, circuit and Javorek complexes upon hear rate in professional athletes.

2006 – “Methods of workout, weekly and cycle variation in resistance training”
Thought you knew it all?  This 38 slide PowerPoint Presentation details how some lesser known methods of training, be it for strength, power or strength-endurance, can be utilized to vary training within a session, workout or weekly cycle.

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Journal Publications

Unfortunately copyright for his international publications such as those in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research belong to the publisher and therefore cannot be purchased through this website. Below is a list of domestic journal publications that can be purchased.

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  1. Baker, D.  Periodization of strength training for sports: A review.  Strength & Conditioning Coach.  1(3):15-21.  1993.
  2. Baker, D.  Specific strength/power training for elite divers: Case study from the Australian Institute of Sport.  Strength & Conditioning Coach.  2(1):20-27.  1994.
  3. Baker, D and S. Foley.  Measuring the jumping capabilities of divers.  Strength & Conditioning Coach.  2(2):16-19.  1994
  4. Baker, D And S. Foley. Improving the vertical jumping capabilities of elite male divers.  Strength & Conditioning Coach.  2(4):19-22.  1994.
  5. Baker, D.  Improving vertical jump performance:  The application of general, special and specific strength training. Proceedings of the 1994 National Coaching Conference, , Australian Coaching Council., p13-18.
  6. Baker, D.  In-season periodization of strength training.  Proceedings of the 1995 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference and Trade Show.  pp 74-92.  ASCA,  Toowong, QLD, Australia.  1995
  7. Baker, D. Strength training for rugby league.  Proceedings of the 1995 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference and Trade Show.  pp 135-155.  ASCA,  Toowong, QLD, Australia.  1995
  8. Baker D. Selecting the appropriate exercises and loads for speed-strength development.  Strength & Conditioning Coach 3(2):8-16. 1995.
  9. Baker, D.  Effect of a wave-like periodized strength training cycle on maximal strength and lean body mass.  Strength & Conditioning Coach 3(3):11-16. 1995.
  10. Baker, D.  The use of sub-maximal repetitions to predict maximal squat and bench press strength in trained athletes.   Strength & Conditioning Coach 3(4):17-20. 1995.
  11. Baker, D.  Designing, implementing and coaching strength training programs for beginner and intermediate level athletes.  Part one:  Designing the program.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 5(3):11-20.  1998.
  12. Baker, D.  Designing, implementing and coaching strength training programs for beginner and intermediate level athletes.  Part two:  Implementing the program.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 5(4):2-8. 1998.
  13. Baker, D.  Designing, implementing and coaching strength training programs for beginner and intermediate level athletes.  Part three:  Coaching the program.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 6(1):2-6. 1998.
  14. Baker, D.  A comparison of running speed and quickness between elite professional and young rugby league players.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 7(3):3-7. 1999.
  15. Baker, D.  A comparison of lower abdominal strength and lumbo-pelvic stabilisation capabilities between rugby league players participating in the national versus state and city based leagues.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 7(6):2-7. 1999.
  16. Baker, D.  The effectiveness of goal setting in the strength and power training process.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 8(1):3-8. 2000.
  17. Baker, D.  Overuse of Swiss ball training to develop core stability or improve sports performance.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 8(2):5-9. 2000.
  18. Baker, D.  The in-season maintenance of strength and power in elite rugby league players.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 8(3):5-10. 2000.
  19. Baker, D.  Comparison of lower body strength and power between national, state and city level rugby league football players.  Strength & Conditioning Coach. 8(4):3-7. 2000.
  20. Baker, D.  “The effects of systematic strength and power training during the formative training years:  A comparison between younger and older professional rugby league players.” Strength and Conditioning Coach. 11(2):9–11. 2003.
  21. Baker, D.  “Predicting 1RM or sub-maximal strength levels from simple “reps to fatigue” (RTF) tests.” Strength and Conditioning Coach, 12(4):19-24.  2004
  22. Baker, D.  “Using full acceleration and velocity-dependant exercises to enhance power training.” Strength and Conditioning Coach. 15(2 ):16-21.  2007
  23. Baker, D.  “Lat pulldown and chinup – Which is better? – Ask Dr. Dan.” Strength and Conditioning Coach. 15(2):30-32.  2007
  24. Baker, D.  “Using bands and chains to increase explosive strength and power – Ask Dr. Dan.” Strength and Conditioning Coach. 15(3):25-30.  2007
  25. Baker, D.  “Large group aerobic conditioning – Ask Dr. Dan.” Strength and Conditioning Coach. 15(4):21-25.  2007