In the speed game, managing foot care is essential to athlete health. Sports podiatrists are highly trained specialists who understand and treat sport injuries for sports performance. This articles explains how to get the best results from sports podiatry.
If you’re not targeting the aerobic system with laser precision, it’s likely you’re missing out on maximizing improvement in your sport or your athlete’s sport. This article looks at the Moxy Monitor, a NIRS device that measures muscle oxygen levels during training. As a training tool, Moxy is reliable and useful for making sharper choices in conditioning and power development.
This article makes a strong argument for using conventional speed training to get faster, and shares what those methods are. If you are serious about athlete development and want to make sure you do everything you can to improve your athletes, peak sprint velocity is the best springboard you can have.
How do you develop rotational power? Do you go sport specific or use more general options? This article presents seven methods to develop rotational power for athletes that goes far beyond simple core and strength training.
One-time LSU coach Boo Schexnayder is a font of invaluable information for all coaches. A recent workshop emphasized four areas of particular concern: Treating speed as a priority, the need to contrast training more, lactate training design, and general neuromuscular adaptations. Boo covers these points in a clear, straightforward manner without dumbing down.
It is always a good idea to do what is right for your athletes and your training program, and not just buy into every fad that comes along. Because strength and conditioning is a big market, there will always be training ideas that attract a lot of hype, but don’t necessarily contain a lot of substance. Here are 10 recent S&C practices that look good on paper, but don’t necessarily have the science to back up their popularity.
The Pentagon Bar is one of those specialized tools that can make your gym experience better. It’s a practical way to make great exercises better, replace some conventional exercises, and add new exercises that were simply not ready for prime time before. This review examines the Pentagon Bar and presents five exercises that are a great starting point to use it with.
Eccentrics are the cornerstone of training, but using the adaptations and reaping the benefits are difficult, and they’re very challenging to leverage in a chaotic environment such as sports. Coach Carl Valle explains how coaches can apply eccentric training effectively in their programs.
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.