If you work with collegiate, professional, or elite athletes, you may already use some form of instability training with them. But does it really improve performance outcomes? Coach Bob Alejo examines the research and comes to a strong conclusion.
Coaches may say or believe they individualize programs when they actually don’t. Coach Bob Alejo explains what it means to tailor training programs to individual athletes, as well as recommendations of how to do it, when to do it, and who to do it for.
Low repetition ranges and heavier weights in-season works for every sport. Coach Bob Alejo finds that high-intensity work emphasizes strength, defeats fatigue, and limits soreness and injury. In this article, he shares his in-season major league baseball program and applies his ideas to other sports.
These days, there are many ways to skip the basics when it comes to strength and conditioning: rushing the training process, ignoring the science, focusing on technology over nutrition, etc. Coach Alejo makes an argument for getting back to the basics, presenting three specific scenarios as teaching points.
While Coach Bob Alejo has been a fan of the power clean for years, he discusses the reasons why he prefers the clean high pull for competitive athletes. Among his conclusions are that the clean high pull has greater versatility and more-reliable data, and is the best option for producing power effectively.
As part of its weekly Friday Five series, Freelap USA talks shop with Bob Alejo, the world-renowned strength and conditioning coach currently with NC State. Discussion topics include periodization, sports science, and medicine ball rotations and other training techniques.