What are some of the shortcomings of the strength and conditioning field, and how can coaches (and aspiring coaches) best prepare themselves for it, as well as serve athletes better in the process? Find out with former EliteFTS education director, Mark Watts.
Prospective football players run through many tests and drills at the NFL Combine, but do they all matter? Paul Beckwith, director of sports performance at Apex Athletic Performance, talked to NFL scouts at the Combine to get their take on the importance of specific drills for athlete evaluation.
What are the key factors in individualizing speed and power training and tapering, based on an athlete’s physiology, nervous system, and psychology? Andy Eggerth of Kennesaw State breaks down his process.
What are the key factors in workout auto-regulation and recovery? Find out as Aaron Davis of Train Adapt Evolve lets us in on his cutting-edge evaluation processes for getting the most out of athletes.
What are the most relevant jump tests to perform in a sea of potential athletic data, and how do we make the best use of them? Daniel Martinez, head S&C coach at Trinity University, shares his thoughts.
While a common tendency in athletic performance coaching is to watch the path of a barbell, better practice is to start with the action of the foot. In this week’s Freelap Friday Five, learn the finer points of foot and ankle action in producing better propulsion from Dr. Emily Splichal.
Australian speed and power expert Joseph Coyne has a wealth of experience working with some of the world’s best coaches and athletes, and has unique insights on optimizing special strength means for performance and injury reduction.
Athletes are often strong, but not correspondingly fast. The nature and application of sprint forces are key factors in creating better training programs. JB Morin shares his take on vertical and horizontal sprint forces, their direction of application, testing and assessing these ideals, and correcting deficits in force application.
What do the Soviets do differently than Americans in strength and performance training? To find out, Freelap talks to Yosef Johnson about strength exercises, powerlifting, velocity-based training, and so much more.
Freelap talks to renowned strength coach Michael Boyle about functional training, corrective exercise, and the benefits of Olympic lifts. We also discuss changes in sports performance training over the last decade and current trends in the industry that he hopes end soon.