Training the neuromuscular system is complex, difficult to manage, and the adaptations are sometimes slow to improve. Coach Valle discusses ten neuromuscular adaptations, providing a concrete cornerstone of sport science to empower you when you read the research or try to push the training envelope.
Tempo training in the weight room isn’t about slow negatives anymore, it’s about ensuring the workout intervention matches the training execution. Tempo training’s benefits include more than hypertrophy and strength gains, it also offers motor control and better power and fatigue monitoring.
Coach Carl Valle builds on his original tensiomyography article to explore the science and practice of TMG more deeply. If you work with elite athletes and/or need deeper insight into common or complex problems in human performance, you should think about incorporating this technology into your program.
To get athletes faster, you obviously need to know how fast they are and how to improve their speed most effectively. However, you also need to ensure that you deploy the right protocols and collect the correct speed data. Coach Valle addresses the common mistakes even the best coaches don’t realize they make, reviews the research, and presents fixes for those speed training and testing errors.
The VO2 max test is old, but that doesn’t mean it’s outdated and useless. If you work with athletes or even just want to know more about VO2 max testing and what it means for health and wellness, this article is for you.
Although many coaches and trainers these days disapprove of box jumps, the problem usually lies more in the execution than the exercise itself. This article demonstrates how box jumps can still be a useful training tool for some athletes.
This guide offers creative options to acquire technology for your weight room and coaching program. It will give you the confidence to only buy the technology you need and equipment that will make your job easier.
Recovery and regeneration techniques are increasingly viewed as outdated practices, but does that mean that none of them help athletes? While research doesn’t help shed much light on the subject, there is a case to be made that some sport recovery techniques are still worthwhile to use.
The main purpose of this article is to get anyone interested in velocity-based training to feel comfortable doing the basics and help those that are familiar and experienced with VBT to remove the friction points that their teams may run into. It covers four important areas: the science, hardware, workout, and software analysis aspects of barbell tracking.
If you think ice baths are old news and cryosaunas are a waste of time, guess again. New perspectives about how the body recovers from injury and training reopen the door to cryotherapy.