According to some, science is currently experiencing a replication crisis, whereby researchers are unable to replicate other’s research findings when redoing the same experiments. Craig Pickering looks at the role of p-hacking and, to a lesser extent, HARKing, as two main drivers of this alleged replication crisis. He also presents some ways that research journals are working to guard against both.
While the strength-specific science on the use of accommodating resistance continues to grow, its implementation is still disappointingly slow. Coach Shane Davenport provides practical applications for accommodating resistance to use with college and professional athletes at nearly all levels, and busts the myth that this type of specialized training is only for the elite.
After working under Boris Sheiko and running his program for three years, Coach Cann tweaked the Sheiko system, adapting it to American powerlifting culture and training.
In the speed game, managing foot care is essential to athlete health. Sports podiatrists are highly trained specialists who understand and treat sport injuries for sports performance. This articles explains how to get the best results from sports podiatry.
Understand the purpose of your training program and communicate the purpose to your athletes. A program works when the athlete understands the purpose of each exercise, training block, etc. And when they understand the purpose, they’re more likely to buy in to the program and reap greater results.
Timing, motor learning, and muscle-tendon physiology are important facets of athletic performance. Take an evidence-based approach to these concepts with sport scientist Bas Van Hooren.
If you’re not targeting the aerobic system with laser precision, it’s likely you’re missing out on maximizing improvement in your sport or your athlete’s sport. This article looks at the Moxy Monitor, a NIRS device that measures muscle oxygen levels during training. As a training tool, Moxy is reliable and useful for making sharper choices in conditioning and power development.
Speed work is often difficult to individualize in a team setting. The HiTrainer self-powered treadmill frees up turf space for high value coaching while easily incorporating sprints, resistance training, and conditioning work into any strength and conditioning program.
With any performance test, there’s a lot of very helpful information to unpack once the athlete completes the test. Coach Pata moves past the testing protocol and dissects how to use the information to build a player comparison tool that helps evaluate players, game strategy, and program quality.
This article makes a strong argument for using conventional speed training to get faster, and shares what those methods are. If you are serious about athlete development and want to make sure you do everything you can to improve your athletes, peak sprint velocity is the best springboard you can have.