Groin injuries, which involve anything that attaches to the femur and is a strong contributor to adduction, can be difficult to manage. This article features a list of exercises with movements that get to the heart and soul of groin strengthening.
Coaches want to train their athletes to become specifically fit for their sport without the collateral damage that comes from identical loading. Slideboard training provides enough similarities for generating positive adaptations while its differences allow for baggage-free loading.
Jerk lifts are underrated in weightlifting for sports preparation, mainly because they require a lot of technical proficiency just to even begin the movement. However, if you adequately prepare athletes and they perform jerks correctly, you all will benefit from acquisition of this new skill.
Food is the ultimate supplement, but sometimes conventional food options are not possible because of allergies, time constraints, and picky eaters. If you use or recommend sport supplements, reading this article can help you save money, improve performance, and stop wasting time.
If we don’t know how fast someone is, it’s not useful to see how they repeat their speed. And while we’ve seen some amazing RSA research by sport scientists, the gap in applying this information is growing wider. In this article, Coach Valle explains information that’s relevant to team sport and shares the best science available to make athletes fast and fit.
Isometrics have a lot of potential for performance and rehabilitation, but there are a lot of important details to consider before inserting them into a training program. This article presents eight of the top isometric exercises for strength and speed development, the science behind them, and practical advice for coaches.
The MuscleLab system has so many components available, it’s like Legos for sports performance coaches. This article presents eight ways that coaches can use MuscleLab, helping their athletes get better with training data that means something.
While the science of potentiation is growing, there is a gap between its research design and its actual application that Coach Valle seeks to bridge. In this article, he presents ways to weave potentiation into nearly every training session for all athletes, and not just the most advanced sessions for the most advanced athletes.
The value of single leg training is the athlete’s improved focus and concentration on what they’re doing rather than mythical functional strength and sport specificity. I’ve discovered that athletes not only become better lungers and squatters, they also become better lifters.
Coach Valle shares his 20 top hacks to improve athletes with strength and conditioning, nutrition, recovery, and technology.