Staying abreast of the latest sports science research on the lactate response, mitochondrial adaptation, and supplementation is no easy task. We’ve got you covered with this week’s Freelap Friday Five interview with Dr. Martin Gibala, a world-leading authority in exercise and sports physiology.
It is the sleep after a lesson, practice, or big game that impacts skill development.
While the science of potentiation is growing, there is a gap between its research design and its actual application that Coach Valle seeks to bridge. In this article, he presents ways to weave potentiation into nearly every training session for all athletes, and not just the most advanced sessions for the most advanced athletes.
Beyond creatine’s role as a strength-enhancing supplement, research shows that it may have other potential uses as a sports performance aid. Creatine may serve as an agent to improve cognitive abilities, prevent disuse atrophy in injured athletes, and help with recovery from concussions.
Coaches and sport science professionals are all too familiar with the “training-injury prevention paradox,” where athletes need to train more to improve their performance, but training more can result in injury, thereby limiting their performance. This article explores the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio Model, which may help solve this paradox—allowing athletes to train more without getting hurt.
The value of single leg training is the athlete’s improved focus and concentration on what they’re doing rather than mythical functional strength and sport specificity. I’ve discovered that athletes not only become better lungers and squatters, they also become better lifters.
Learn the speed- and strength-building methods for athletes that originated from decades of research into Soviet sport training with Dr. Michael Yessis. This Freelap Friday Five Q&A session covers sprinting, agility, and strength training.
All sport athletes produce force rapidly, reach high velocities, and decelerate from these velocities. Each of these embodies a separate skill, requires time and effort to develop, and results in increased performance and lower risk of injury. We’ve invested countless hours researching and implementing the best practices in speed and agility development for court and field sport athletes.
Coach Valle shares his 20 top hacks to improve athletes with strength and conditioning, nutrition, recovery, and technology.
There are big differences between nutritionists and sports nutritionists, and those differences can impact athletic performance. If you are a pro athlete or team looking for a high-value nutritionist or a coach looking to outsource nutritional programming, read this article first.