By Hunter Michael Charneski Even though my coaching career is in its infancy, I’ve been extremely fortunate to build relationships with coaches who speak the same language. Influences from Mike Robertson, Jay DeMayo, and Ryan Horn always leave me nodding my head in agreement after a presentation, podcast, or post on social media. Affirmation of […]
Many incoming college athletes need more work from a developmental standpoint. This developmental model consists of four stages to progress an athlete and build their technical proficiency to prepare them for success on the field of play.
Testosterone mediates long-term adaptations to exercise, affects mood and motivation, and–when training is designed to maximize an athlete’s testosterone response–leads to greater improvements in strength. We can help our athletes achieve appropriate testosterone levels with dietary interventions.
If you had to eliminate every sprint drill from your training program except one, what would be your keeper? Coach Ken Jakalski is quick to choose the Polish Bleacher Bound. Here’s his explanation.
High school long jumpers can do much more than sit around watching TV, playing video games, or scrolling through YouTube in the off-season. Here are things that a high school long jumper can do on their own to start off the season happy, healthy, and ready.
This year’s Track Football Consortium, taking place December 8-9 at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, will feature Olympian Carl Lewis as the keynote speaker. In addition to coaching sprints and jumps at the University of Houston, Carl recently worked with an NFL team, and you’ll want to hear his ideas on speed and training.
The force-velocity curve is misleading, as sprinting’s high velocity does not mean the forces involved are low. There are training factors unaffected by force-velocity that can improve performance; methods not directly related to force-velocity specific training can improve athlete profiles.
In American football, the 40-yard dash has always been the traditional test of speed, but is it the best test to use to determine raw speed ability for your football players? Even though sprint times can give us a reflection of an athlete’s speed ability, the truth is that these times won’t always tell us how fast an athlete can move. Cameron Josse explains why the best way to test speed is to test maximum velocity.
Posterior chain strength is essential for sport athletes and its potential for load tolerance is enormous. We’ve searched for variations that allow us to achieve enough stimulus to produce adaptation and still allow athletes to accomplish what is most important, their sports training.
In Superman’s “Bizzaro World,” everything is the opposite of what it should be. Chris Korfist examines what he calls the “Bizzaro World” of speed training, where coaches have athletes do the opposite of what they should do to get faster, and expect to have successful results.