Strength coach Ian King has made a big impact on sports professionals around the world. This article looks at the reasons we recognize King as a pioneer in sports performance, and an expert in the design of leg strength training programs.
Although many sport practitioners have claimed the death of periodization over the years, like the zombies from The Walking Dead, periodization refuses to lie down and die. Coach Carl Valle examines the role of periodization in modern sport coaching methods, and makes a case for its continued existence.
Whether you are a coach, an endurance athlete, or a power athlete, a good sports watch is a wise investment. Here are five reasons why.
Athletes universally need recovery for sports performance, and we must treat recovery with the same respect and effort as the principles of training. Even though the science is in its very early stages, there are some great studies on athletes that are making a difference. These seven principles will help you improve training outcomes while reducing injuries and overtraining.
Although the internet has made so much information and research accessible, the sheer number of online education sources out there can be overwhelming. Coach Carl Valle helps cut through the thicket of online information for coaches with this list of the top online strength and conditioning resources for 2018.
Even with all of the focus and research on concussions, the neck is still an afterthought when it comes to training. It’s time to change that, and treat the cervical spine as a priority. This article will get you started on developing and applying neck training to your strength and conditioning program today.
Athletes have complicated dietary needs, and nothing can replace a professional nutritionist. Still, coaches help athletes with their diets and to make this easier, Coach Valle shares practical and convenient tips on sports nutrition.
When it comes to stride parameters, coaches typically focus on splits and maybe jump tests. However, contact length may be the most important variable in sprinting. In this article, Carl Valle delves further into contact length and its value, explaining who it matters for and why.
The VertiMax is one of the most visible training devices today, so many coaches and parents wonder if, and how, it works. In this article, Coach Carl Valle looks at the research studies done on the VertiMax system, as well as the science of elastic cord jump training.
Coaches can monitor athletes using high-tech solutions, low-tech solutions, or a combination of both, as long as the science is valid and the process is sustainable. No program is perfect, and no monitoring solution is either, but results come from knowing what factors assist or impair the process. This article will help those new to athlete monitoring start the right way, and those that have already started monitoring do it even better.