This is the third and final installment of a series on the use and relevance of weightlifting exercises in today’s sports performance training, summarizing the content of several discussions between coaches Al Vermeil and Carl Valle.
Coach Al Vermeil doesn’t engage on social media, but he does read it. This is the second article based on conversations between Coach Vermeil and Coach Valle on the use of weightlifting exercises in the modern performance world, specifically the catch, as well as load optimization.
Coach Al Vermeil is a legend in the profession and he pulls no punches when it comes to strength and conditioning. This is the first in a series of articles based on conversations between Coach Vermeil and Coach Valle on the use of weightlifting exercises (e.g., clean and jerk, snatch, etc.) in the modern performance world.
The resurgence of the Exer-Genie is palpable, and its features can help you solve specific training and rehabilitation challenges that are common in sport. The system has timeless advantages as well as new ones thanks to current technology.
Single, or unilateral, leg training plays an essential role in a well-rounded lower body training program. Coach Carl Valle takes a look at the history, science, and latest thinking about single leg training to help you decide whether you should do more or less of it with your athletes.
There will always be a place in a training program for barbells, dumbbells, and medicine balls, but the use of specialized machines in sports performance and sports medicine continues to grow. This article explores the history of current strength and rehabilitation machines and looks at their value beyond the logo.
The best way to help recovery is to raise the threshold of capacity. Blood flow restriction is like a cheat code in a video game—it breaks the rules because it fools the body. Peripheral stimulation of the extremities is extremely useful when an athlete is too tired or injured to work out hard but needs the training.
Ergotest’s MuscleLab contact grid is more than just a jump test option—it’s an expandable system that can help with many facets of performance. Whether you’ve recently purchased it or are still in the budgeting stages, read on for a guide to best practices for its use.
There’s much ongoing debate over sport-specific training, both in support of it and against it. But is that just a distraction? Coach Carl Valle argues that the real discussion should be about what works best for the individual athlete holistically, meeting their needs today and into the future.
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.