The Dynamic Strength Index, a measurement that compares maximal force with ballistic force, is one of the most underrated metrics in strength and conditioning. It’s a straightforward measurement that forces coaches to ask how well their athletes apply their strength in the weight room to faster sporting action.
Nothing scares coaches and athletes more than Achilles injuries. They are difficult to manage, and traumatic injuries ruin many careers. Here’s a list of variables for coaches to consider when problem-solving Achilles tendon injuries.
Good testing helps coaches ensure their athletes are on the right path. While many of the classic tests used in strength and conditioning are excellent options for most situations, some could be even more beneficial with better administration protocols.
These top sports training gear picks don’t have cords and don’t measure data. If you are serious about getting the most out of your training and recovery in 2018, this article presents the best sports gear available and breaks down the reasons they’re on the list.
The concussion crisis is real, and it’s going to take everyone involved in sport to help athletes get better or, if possible, not get a traumatic brain injury at all. In this article, Coach Valle presents seven key strategies for managing a TBI, and strives to ensure that those not appreciating the severity of the problem still value its management process.
The promise and hype surrounding personalized training is increasing and with every new revelation in sport science comes the false promise that customizing a variable will deliver better results. Coach Valle shares the options available and offers a practical strategy to determine how much personalized training will help your athletes.
Team sports offer many challenges to designing workouts that satisfy tactical and technical needs while harmonizing with the human body. When the performance staff has the freedom to train properly, player tracking helps meet these challenges. Coach Valle explores metabolic power, mechanical load, the lactate response, and the muscular recruitment theories.
In this article, Coach Carl Valle presents the 10 most “bang for your buck” supplements that speed and power athletes should consider taking to protect their health and improve their performance.
Central nervous system drain is not just related to neurotransmitters and it’s not totally central. Inflammation and emotional variables also influence how the entire human body processes training and lifestyle challenges. The latest evidence-based position still shows that other causes may be at work.
While training at altitude can make a positive difference for some athletes, it can also be a disaster for others. Carl Valle presents the realities and practical points of training at higher elevation, including how athletes should prepare before training camps and trips to higher altitudes.