Groin injuries, which involve anything that attaches to the femur and is a strong contributor to adduction, can be difficult to manage. This article features a list of exercises with movements that get to the heart and soul of groin strengthening.
In this second part of a two-piece series, Dr. Pat Davidson delves further into the objective biomechanics model, and provides readers with training movement biomechanics competency checklists for better program design.
There is no substitute for raw speed in field sports. Understanding how, when, and what training modalities are best used for developing this game-breaking quality is the cornerstone of overall athletic development. Coach Nathan Kiely doesn’t believe speed is inherent and “uncoachable,” and in this article, he explains how to improve sprint speed in field sport athletes.
Coaches want to train their athletes to become specifically fit for their sport without the collateral damage that comes from identical loading. Slideboard training provides enough similarities for generating positive adaptations while its differences allow for baggage-free loading.
What are the primary forces, similarities, and dissimilarities of acceleration and top-end speed? How do we use these considerations in creating the best possible speed training programs? Find out with Ken Clark in this week’s Freelap Friday Five.
Due to differences in the sport, Canadian football teams can’t blindly copy popular US training programs, especially at the college level. This is the first of two articles providing insight into the off-season athletic development program of a Canadian university football team.
Jerk lifts are underrated in weightlifting for sports preparation, mainly because they require a lot of technical proficiency just to even begin the movement. However, if you adequately prepare athletes and they perform jerks correctly, you all will benefit from acquisition of this new skill.
There are plenty of misconceptions about golfers as athletes, primarily because so many people view golf as an activity for retirees and business executives. However, there is growing demand for physicality in golf and, as with all sports, strength is the basis for preliminary athletic improvement. In this article, Coach William Wayland discusses why and how to execute a strength and conditioning program for golfers.
There are many ways to load and challenge the push-up movement, from bodyweight push-ups to loaded isometric push-ups. This article will go over several plyometric push-up exercises, their progressions, and ways to utilize them to improve upper body plyometric ability and power development.
Food is the ultimate supplement, but sometimes conventional food options are not possible because of allergies, time constraints, and picky eaters. If you use or recommend sport supplements, reading this article can help you save money, improve performance, and stop wasting time.