Are partial Olympic lifting exercises really as good, or better, than the full movements? Coach Kim Goss says absolutely not—and explains why.
Book Review By Chris Gallagher Joel Smith, founder of Just Fly Sports along with Jake Clark, puts pen to paper to outline his philosophies on developing linear speed in athletes in his new book, Speed Strength. Joel is a former track athlete now coaching at the Division 1 college level. Testing and developing his theories as […]
When the weather, a lack of equipment, and/or too little space all conspire to keep you from training according to plan, there’s still a lot you can do to develop your track and field athletes. Coach Graham Eaton reveals some “grassroots-style” activities to add to your coaching toolbox.
Ergotest’s MuscleLab contact grid is more than just a jump test option—it’s an expandable system that can help with many facets of performance. Whether you’ve recently purchased it or are still in the budgeting stages, read on for a guide to best practices for its use.
Want to get a modern, science-driven explanation of key components of sprinting? Lance Brooks of Southern Methodist breaks down sprinting science in a straightforward manner in this week’s Friday Five.
Coach Andrew Langford offers his methods and examples of how to set up a university strength and conditioning department to be sustainable, effective, and meet the duty of care you have to your student-athletes. He also shares how using principles of science and scientific thinking can help you develop effective programs, structures, and entire departments.
If you’re using percentages to assign intensity for your workouts, you could be setting your athletes up for failure. This is where velocity-based training comes in. Coach Nick Garcia explains how he uses it successfully in both team and individual settings so you can apply it to your training.
Coach Xavier Roy takes a fascinating look at the programming strategies he used to train and support a young medical school student-athlete reach her goal of making the Canadian Top-20 in short track speed skating.
There’s much ongoing debate over sport-specific training, both in support of it and against it. But is that just a distraction? Coach Carl Valle argues that the real discussion should be about what works best for the individual athlete holistically, meeting their needs today and into the future.
Want to learn some distinctions for the effect and role of the physical preparation coach? Interested in seeing where the field is heading and how to be successful at it? Check out this week’s Friday Five with Aiden Oakley of the South Sydney Rabbitohs