Want to know how the workings of the 1×20 strength system are broken down practically and implemented in a university setting? Check out this week’s Friday Five with UW-Whitewater strength coach, Ryan Bracius.
Single, or unilateral, leg training plays an essential role in a well-rounded lower body training program. Coach Carl Valle takes a look at the history, science, and latest thinking about single leg training to help you decide whether you should do more or less of it with your athletes.
When we analyze our training programs, we should focus on the individual athletes and the specific adaptations we wish to induce rather than the arbitrary rules of thumb that they satisfy. This way of thinking will help us dig deeper into our programming and the impact we have on our athletes.
Coach Graham Eaton believes that drills at the high school level should be as specific and basic as possible. Here are six drills he uses to reinforce and potentiate skills for developing track athletes.
Want to know what’s really important on the topic of vision and athletic performance? Check out this week’s interview with optometrist and Sports Vision trainer, Dr. Brandon Walley.
There will always be a place in a training program for barbells, dumbbells, and medicine balls, but the use of specialized machines in sports performance and sports medicine continues to grow. This article explores the history of current strength and rehabilitation machines and looks at their value beyond the logo.
In this second article on wearable resistance, John Cronin presents the third guiding principle of overloading with WR: orientation. There are many options for arranging WR micro loads and you can use these different orientations to achieve a range of outcomes for athletes with injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance improvement.
Athletes are not solely motivated by the goals their coaches create for them. They need to own what they believe they can accomplish. As coaches, we can teach our athletes how to create clear, meaningful goals with appropriate expectations on what their progress will look like to motivate them through the process.
The best way to help recovery is to raise the threshold of capacity. Blood flow restriction is like a cheat code in a video game—it breaks the rules because it fools the body. Peripheral stimulation of the extremities is extremely useful when an athlete is too tired or injured to work out hard but needs the training.
Want to learn the nuts and bolts of developing ‘game speed’? Read this latest Friday Five interview with speed expert Lee Taft.