In this week’s Freelap Friday Five, Pete McKnight, the Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, talks about the physiological and psychological demands on Formula 1 race car drivers, as well as their sports conditioning needs. He also touches on monitoring, recovery techniques for jet lag, and the current technological innovations most interesting to him.
We all have mentors and/or influencers who have made an impact on the way we look at, think about, and approach our work. Trainers and coaches should take the time to review the people who influence them, so they can learn what makes them who they are. In this article, Coach Valle explains how and why Henk Kraaijenhof made an impact on his own coaching, and the eight lessons he learned from Henk and his work.
Director of Sports Performance, Cameron Josse, uses the 1080 Sprint to measure the data from four NFL football players to see if four weeks of sprinting against individualized sled loads of maximum power could improve their sprint performance.
Muscle science expert, Dr. Martino Franchi, shares deep insights to the way the human body adapts to training and recovery down to the molecular level. In this edition of Freelap Friday Five, Dr. Franchi shares important factors that explain why a coach is making very powerful decisions in training.
The 1080 Quantum systems is the Formula 1 of resistance training. It offers an exciting opportunity because of its versatility, and because it collects data that matters. The Quantum has been tested for both data integrity and performance by researchers, and is currently used by teams in the NBA and NHL. Here are five effective ways to use it in training.
New York Red Bulls Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Cotter discusses injury prevention and training for the groin, lower abdominals, and hips; how to maintain speed and conditioning during and outside of practice; and methods to monitor training progress in this edition of Freelap Friday Five.
Not all races and competitions are the same—something that both athletes and coaches should take into consideration when comparing performances. For instance, temperature, humidity, altitude, wind resistance, and whether an event is indoor or outside, all influence performance outcome.
The books that pass the test of time are usually principle-driven ones that can help a veteran coach master their craft or a new coach build a foundation. In this article, Coach Carl Valle presents a list of 10 books that performance coaches should try to read this year. While not new, all of the books have something important and timely to be gleaned from them.
It had been a long-held belief that strength training with heavy weights was the only way to increase muscle strength, mass, and performance. However, a relatively new and unique training technique from Japan using light loads in combination with restricted muscle blood flow has challenged that. We talk with Dr. Christopher Brandner about the use of BFR with athletes, safety concerns, and other potential benefits of this type of training.
While statistical significance is the basis of most scientific research, there are problems with the way that statistical significance is determined. Coach Craig Pickering takes a look at the use of p-values to make a case for real-world effect and the misinterpretation of research.