In this second part of this virtual Power Lift Strength and Power Development Roundtable, Bob Alejo asks Bryan Mann, Tim Suchomel, and Mike Young to give their input and insights to the question: “How strong is strong enough?”
Bob Alejo convened a virtual roundtable of Power Lift’s Sport Science Educational Board members, and asked them two of strength and conditioning’s biggest questions. In this first part of the Strength and Power Development Roundtable, Paul Comfort, Bryan Mann, Tim Suchomel, and Mike Young discuss how to determine if an athlete has reached a sufficient strength level to switch the focus of training to a different performance quality.
Body composition measurements are impacted by testing protocols, especially changes in body fluid and hydration. In an interview with Bob Alejo, Dr. Jordan Moon explains specific steps we can take to ensure we get accurate data that we can use effectively.
While the fundamental goals for coaching at the pro and college levels are essentially the same, the strategies for achieving these goals can be quite different. Coach Bob Alejo talks about the differences and similarities he found between the two levels of sport, especially as they had to do with strength and conditioning, and the athletes themselves.
Many programs dedicate time to specifically train grip. But just how important is grip strength to athletic performance, and would an athlete have a glaring weakness without it? Coach Bob Alejo looks to his experience, and years of research studies, for the answers.
All too often, debates on social media get heated and personal. Coaches can have educational and enlightening conversations on Twitter and other platforms by highlighting facts over opinions and experience over emotion. Coach Bob Alejo presents what to say and what not to say in an online debate.
Coach Alejo draws on research studies, and his own years of experience, to discuss the myths and misconceptions associated with training overhead athletes. He also looks at the best ways to preserve and promote muscular balance and health in the throwing shoulder.
Nobody could deny that athletics is big business these days, especially at the collegiate and professional levels. Therefore, strength and conditioning practitioners need to run their unit like a business, and a brand. Coach Alejo presents detailed steps to do just that, including changes you should make to your handbook, performance reviews, staff education, and much more.
Coach Bob Alejo presents his solutions to fixing a problem in the strength and conditioning field, and they begin with the appointment of an experienced S&C professional to a senior staff position.
If you work with collegiate, professional, or elite athletes, you may already use some form of instability training with them. But does it really improve performance outcomes? Coach Bob Alejo examines the research and comes to a strong conclusion.