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.
Minimum effective dose comes from the unhealthy fear of overtraining. Athletes who train hard and long will reap more reward, which creates an advantage. Instead of using dose-response all the time, maybe we should move toward the concept of rehearsal for performance and modeling to win more often
Every year, we hear the same misguided arguments about the limits of strength and conditioning training on performance and injuries. Ignorance and false logic often dictate how training should be done, casting aside science and reason in favor of bias and tradition. Coach Carl Valle suggests ways to defeat arguments based on bad logic.
The ages of 12-18 offer a tremendous opportunity for soccer players to develop as athletes. Yet in the US, we hardly maximize this training window. We’re struggling to close the international play gap, but we’re still constrained regarding physical athlete development. We can do better.
Sand training is a modality that seems to come and go, but does the science support its use? Sand training has some unique properties that are worth exploring, as Coach Valle explains, especially for early-stage return to play programs.
While SimpliFaster has comprehensively covered the art and science of medicine ball training, this article looks at med balls for conditioning—a limited, but valuable, endeavor.