The force-velocity curve is misleading, as sprinting’s high velocity does not mean the forces involved are low. There are training factors unaffected by force-velocity that can improve performance; methods not directly related to force-velocity specific training can improve athlete profiles.
Weight lifts are more than just training to improve athletic power; they are part of the equation for improving discipline. While this article is a defense of the Olympic-style lifts, it’s also a template for coaches to rethink everything they do and realize what is possible in all sports with just a few exercises.
Vibration modalities can produce amazing results when used appropriately, but they can also waste a lot of time, money, and energy. Before you add a vibration technology or methodology to your coaching or sports therapy craft, Coach Valle takes you on a comprehensive dive into the science, shares his experience, and lists popular equipment and techniques for training and sports medicine.
Video is perhaps the most useful performance tool available to coaches, besides their senses and experience. However, to take advantage of all that video can offer, coaches may need to make these changes to their infrastructure, analysis, and techniques.
TMG is one of the most valuable muscle diagnostic tools and its use will raise the entire standard of performance by a sports support staff. Coaches committed to solving problems such as injuries and poor performance will naturally gravitate to what TMG can do for athletes.
Are you thinking about reading the latest book by Frans Bosch—Strength Training and Coordination: An Integrative Approach? Coach Carl Valle reviews some of the information and theories in the book’s chapters, without giving the entire book’s contents away.
More coaches are jumping into ACL return to play programs with their injured athletes. This article covers the entire time continuum of ACL rehabilitation from post-surgery to the end of return to play rehabilitation.
Everyone in conditioning should care about how mitochondria function and adapt to training. With new science and not much equipment, coaches can start building aerobic adaptations through more simplified training, and see improvements with what they already do in field testing.
While jump testing is the most popular evaluative measurement in sport after speed testing, it isn’t as easy or straightforward as it appears. In this guide, Coach Valle explains the three most useful benefits of vertical jump testing. He also presents the best approaches to team testing, which equipment makes the most sense to use, and what the science says about the data gathered.
The Scandinavian Rebound Jump Test is special because it tests the elasticity of athletes, at any point in their career, in a practical and safe manner. The ability to bounce efficiently and effectively is worth gold—literally.