Even though greater ground forces generate faster top running speeds, most athletes in high school athletics who want to be fast do not lift for speed. Coach JT Ayers shares his winning program that trains speed by applying mass specific force.
Athletes rely on valid recovery and regeneration practices to balance the stressors of training and competition. This article covers misconceptions about some recovery and regeneration methods, and looks specifically at the FlowDyn passive assisted regeneration device as a viable solution that goes far beyond the mere soreness management of other technologies.
There’s no doubt that other coaches are a valuable resource, and staying informed is important for growth. Coach Graham Eaton admits there was a lot he didn’t know when he first started out, so he actively sought out information, including reading material and other coaches’ advice. As a result, these are the three changes he made to his sprints program, and they may also benefit yours.
Want to see how the integration of sports performance and sports science lends to a leading assessment and implementation protocol in college athletics? Find out with Craig Turner and Nate Brookreson of North Carolina State University.
Taking inspiration from the late Charles Poliquin, Coach Cody Roberts shares his methods for applying a block periodization model with undulating phases of higher volumes and intensities of training. This approach allows for student-athletes to autoregulate their programming based on readiness factors, and Coach Roberts has seen positive results with his athletes in both rowing and track and field.
Training the neuromuscular system is complex, difficult to manage, and the adaptations are sometimes slow to improve. Coach Valle discusses ten neuromuscular adaptations, providing a concrete cornerstone of sport science to empower you when you read the research or try to push the training envelope.
Mindful that no strength coach wants to turn their sprinters into bodybuilders, Coach Kim Goss uses research and observation to show how strength training programs, especially those that emphasize elastic strength, can help sprinters achieve physical superiority.
Sports science isn’t some secretive, proprietary practice. Rather, Coach Devan McConnell believe it’s a combination of tools, technologies, and expertise that helps coaches better understand what is happening with their athletes, and why. Here he explains how applied sports science helps him walk the tightrope between long-term development and short-term preparation, including the specific tools he uses right now.
Tempo training in the weight room isn’t about slow negatives anymore, it’s about ensuring the workout intervention matches the training execution. Tempo training’s benefits include more than hypertrophy and strength gains, it also offers motor control and better power and fatigue monitoring.
While the concept of wearable resistance isn’t new, some WR tools are, such as the Exogen suit with fusiform weights. This article presents light variable resistance training as a genuine option based on first principles physics, specifically looking at optimizing transference for speed development.