There is a surprising lack of valid scientific evidence on the effectiveness of medicine ball training. The novelty of medicine ball work has led us to focus on exercises rather than rational programming. Carl Valle presents applications for modern training and offers four principles for program design.
The ASR algorithm provides individualized, specific goal times for high speed/short repetition workouts.
A precise formula for determining relay marks removes the guesswork. All that’s needed is timing runners during the final part of the incoming leg and the acceleration phase of the outgoing leg. The formula can even be tweaked to make your team more aggressive.
Recent developments in training technology now make it possible to develop every swimmer more accurately, no matter how many are sharing a lane. This individual training and testing—in addition conventional interval training—enables the measurement of an array of swimming velocities. Workouts can now be precisely calibrated to generate improvement.
Many coaches misunderstand eccentric training. Several myths that have developed over the years often prevent its implementation. Recent research helps shed light on these myths and encourages coaches to take advantage of its numerous benefits.
Using thin cord wrapped around a drum, the 1080 Sprint provides a wealth of useful information on the built-in computer and a variety of useful applications. It manipulates any aspect of sprinting with a single keystroke. And it is likely to ease your reservations about over-speed training.
The new kBox 3 updates and improves upon flywheel training to offer eccentric/concentric work in a compact, lightweight form. The accompanying kMeter allows this work to be quantified. Accelerated hypertrophy gains and orthopedic safety are among its chief assets.
Integrating weighted sleds into your training program can become another method of helping your athletes to run faster. These five workouts provide ways of realizing that objective as well as offering sufficient variety to keep your athletes’ interest and levels of motivation high. But you have to ensure that you don’t overload them as your object is developing speed rather than strength. You need careful observation and accurate timing to produce optimal load levels.