Recovery and regeneration techniques are increasingly viewed as outdated practices, but does that mean that none of them help athletes? While research doesn’t help shed much light on the subject, there is a case to be made that some sport recovery techniques are still worthwhile to use.
Coach Howard examines the gaps in knowledge and perception with regards to long-term athletic development, identifying misunderstandings and misconceptions about the concept. To create better outcomes, Howard points to the need to remove siloes and promote LTAD as a unifying strategy to help youth athletes succeed.
The main purpose of this article is to get anyone interested in velocity-based training to feel comfortable doing the basics and help those that are familiar and experienced with VBT to remove the friction points that their teams may run into. It covers four important areas: the science, hardware, workout, and software analysis aspects of barbell tracking.
Want to get the viewpoint of a coach with decades of experience on strength, speed, monitoring, and more? Check out this week’s Friday Five interview with Jorge Carvajal.
If you think ice baths are old news and cryosaunas are a waste of time, guess again. New perspectives about how the body recovers from injury and training reopen the door to cryotherapy.
Despite its well-established value in performance optimization, very few athletes and coaches are aware of the benefits of cardio-metabolic analysis and even fewer use it in their training. Additionally, the lack of a convenient and cost-effective cardio-metabolic analysis solution has led some coaches to use unreliable assessment methods for prescribing training and nutrition. Researchers Apostolos Atsalakis and Panos Papadiamantis explain how recent technological advancements in sensing technology—specifically PNOĒ— aim to change that.
Medicine balls are already a staple in most training programs, so using them to test and assess athletic power seems like a natural progression. Coach Shane Davenport presents the value of, and science behind, testing with medicine balls, as well as the throw variations athletes can use for coaches to test specific power.
Want to know the training and success factors of rotational and repetitive sports such as tennis? Check it out with renowned expert Mark Kovacs.
While barbell squatting may not be for every athlete, it is certainly beneficial for many of them, and numerous leading coaches use the barbell squat today. This article takes a practical approach to bilateral squatting with barbell options by giving you the information needed to make your own decision about this timeless exercise.
Coach Chris Korfist tests two new tools—the Exogen suit and B Strong blood flow restriction training bands—to investigate whether we can move the application of microdosing from the track to other sport settings (like the weight room).