While a casual look at Formula 1 racing would seem to suggest that it has nothing in common with team sports, there are actually many winning lessons and advantages coaches can take away from this high-stakes and high-speed sport. Here are seven of them.
As a follow-up to his first article on “Top 20 Hacks for Strength Coaches in 2018,” Coach Valle talked to other coaches to find out their tweaks to proven training methods. While this list of 20 additional hacks won’t transform a bench-warmer into an all-star, they work, and some of them can even make coaching more fun for you and your athletes.
If you want to supplement with Beta-Alanine, have a smart plan in place and get comfortable using it before integrating it into competition if you’re a serious athlete. In time, the science will show more evidence of its effectiveness and how to apply it, but for now it seems appropriate for specific situations.
Coach Carl Valle dives into the nuances of choosing the right sport timing system, which goes far beyond its cost. While there are many important points to consider, the better you understand what you do in training, the easier it is to make a purchase.
Sports conditioning has become a personal thing, with coaches often disagreeing with other coaches’ principles and practices. So, what’s right and what’s wrong? Everybody’s got their opinion, but here are nine common mistakes that many coaches tend to make.
As science gets more sophisticated, the wearable resistance market can get more confusing to coaches and trainers. Backed up by recent research studies, Coach Carl Valle takes another look at wearable resistance products and their usefulness in a training program.
Posture is so much more than just the typical back pain entry on websites and in journals. It encompasses an athlete’s structure, alignment, mobility, coordination, and even physical and mental conditioning. Here, Coach Carl Valle looks at the role an athlete’s posture has in their overall sports performance.
If you want to get involved in the biggest trend in athletics—combine testing—Coach Carl Valle covers everything you need to know to provide an internal school combine, offer testing services to teams, or run a local combine for athletes of various abilities and sports.
Coaches all keep different preferred exercises in their training toolbox, for various reasons. But the shelf life on some exercises does expire and sometimes other movements are better choices. Coach Carl Valle presents his list of 10 such exercises that strength coaches may want to revisit and reconsider.
Medicine ball training is a useful and effective training modality, but it needs purpose and direction behind it. Just throwing a ball against the wall for reps isn’t training—it’s exercising. In this article, Coach Valle presents five tips to ensure that your medicine ball training has value for your athletes.