While the average performance coach may not be familiar with the floating sprints, it is timeless and popular in the sprinting community. Coach Carl Valle unravels the mysteries of this valuable workout—also known as “sprint float sprint” and “ins and outs”—so you can add it to your training toolbox.
Want to learn how force-velocity considerations impact the way we look at sprinting, jumping, and injury prevention? Find out with Dr. Pierre Samozino.
You’ve likely had days when you didn’t want to work out, for one reason or another. But did you know that the question you ask yourself—“Should I lift?” vs. “Do I feel like lifting?”—helps determine whether you do? Coach Pata looks at the role of readiness in body response, and at the way that changing the phrasing of the question also changes the process of reaching an answer.
Despite the increased popularity of intermittent fasting, there’s little research about its effectiveness with elite athletes. This article explores the research and applies the findings to determine whether this style of eating is appropriate for high-level athletes or recreational athletes.
This article goes beyond the hype of this new buzzword in sport and performance. Movement variability is an important factor in coaching and rehabilitation, and knowing the necessary subtleties can make a big difference between getting results and getting frustrated.
Although speed is a top priority in football and many other field and court sports, many coaches still treat game-changing speed as a genetic trait rather than a developed skill. Why do they recruit speed only to neglect training it? Identifying speed and training speed are two very different things. And speed development is not the same as developing strength and conditioning.
Electronic timing is a reliable way to see how fast an athlete can run from point A to point B, providing an exact measure for times when numbers matter. The Dashr system is simple and effective, and a great starting point for most coaches. Coach Davenport elaborates on the importance of timing in a speed development program, and evaluates the Dashr system as a coaching tool.
Drills are necessary and beneficial tools for long-term improvement in any sport, as they help correct possible skill deficiencies. With the premise that 85% drill proficiency translates into improved performance, Coach Noah Kaminsky presents warm-up drills that will benefit any pole vaulter, at any skill level. This is the final installment in a series of three articles on the critical indicators for pole vault.
A subjective wellness questionnaire serves as the epicenter for successful performance monitoring during competition, enhances the reflective and educational process of recovery and performance, and informs training dosage. And this allows you to apply individual, minimal effective training doses with improved trust and devotion. Here are strategic approaches to implement a questionnaire in your training environment.
As with any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages to using a curved treadmill. This article looks at the differences between running on a curved treadmill and running on the ground, and specifically examines the treadmill’s curved shape and its impact on running mechanics.