This week’s Freelap Friday Five is a discussion with U.K. strength and conditioning coach, Damian Harper, offering insights on deceleration for team sports. He also talks about the 10/5 repeat jump test, which he developed to evaluate an athlete’s repeated rebound capabilities, as well as speed testing.
In this installment of our Freelap Friday Five interviews, we talk to sports nutritionist Katie Mark about the impact of diet and nutrition on the gut, and how gut health affects athletic performance. We also discuss sweat rate and salt intake, recovery drinks, exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC), and new developments in sports nutrition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High school strength programs must address the needs of a diverse group of athletes during an important period in their developmental growth. Freelap chats with Coach John Garrish, a strength and conditioning coach in Florida, about building a program that successfully meets the needs of everyone on the team.
There’s no question that soccer players put their bodies through a lot. This Friday, we talk to Dr. Jesse Saenz, sports scientist and team chiropractor with the Sacramento Republic FC, about his work keeping these athletes fit and healthy. He answers questions ranging from proactive care and periodization to the importance of data in player rehabilitation.
Peak power performance plays a role in training for any sport, whether mixed martial arts, golf, or motorsports. In this Freelap Friday Five post, we talk to certified strength and conditioning specialist William Wayland, about the importance of the squat, peak power shifts, conquering the mental side of injuries, and more.
As part of its weekly Friday Five series, Freelap USA talks shop with Bob Alejo, the world-renowned strength and conditioning coach currently with NC State. Discussion topics include periodization, sports science, and medicine ball rotations and other training techniques.