Coach Carl Valle assesses Kinetic Performance’s new product, FLEX, a portable device that measures barbell motion by placing the sensor on the actual bar. This review includes the strengths and weaknesses of the FLEX system and recommendations for best use cases.
The topic of box squatting is often a heated one, especially on social media. If the exercise doesn’t harm, but also really only benefits powerlifters, is it worth keeping it in your toolkit? Or is it better do replace it with a movement with proven results?
Many coaches use resisted sprinting and agility equipment to train athletes, and the Vertimax Raptor is one of the solutions available. This article takes an in-depth look at the Raptor, covering everything from its packaging and science to its ideal environment and uses.
Slicing data into smaller metrics helps identify how an athlete is practicing and playing, but first you need a reliable athlete tracking system to gather that data. While many athlete tracking companies use sensors on the torso, new sports technology companies like PlayerMaker are changing the game with on-foot sensors that collect actual foot strike data, not estimations from the top of the athlete’s body.
While conditioning may not be sexy or necessarily fun, it maximizes athletes’ abilities and enables them to increase their speed and power. In this article, Coach Carl Valle looks at the VO2 Master app, which helps coaches measure their athletes’ aerobic capacity.
Coach Valle proves why the GymAware is not just a “velocity-based training device,” but a “lab in a lunchbox.” He presents eight additional ways to use this power tool beyond VBT, providing a great start for athletes trying to polish their game with strength and conditioning.
As Coach Valle points out, it’s time to rethink speed as being more than just linear or change of direction. This blog post looks at the benefits of curved sprinting for training and rehabilitation, not just for runners, but for team sport athletes as well.
The Ballistic Ball can help you upgrade your medicine ball training and do more with ballistic throws. Learn more about the Ballistic Ball and discover whether this tool will be helpful for your athletes.
Aerobic conditioning is more than just speed reserve, and this article shows the value of increased aerobic capacity for all athletes. Coach Carl Valle looks at every factor for building serious aerobic capacity in sport and advises that the only way to know if it’s working is to measure the influence of your training program.
Strength and conditioning coaches need to design their workouts in an efficient and effective manner, but the online software industry isn’t keeping up with these requirements. This article looks at the current state of the marketplace and gives suggestions for ways that software companies can innovate and strengthen their products, for the benefit of all.