While a common tendency in athletic performance coaching is to watch the path of a barbell, better practice is to start with the action of the foot. In this week’s Freelap Friday Five, learn the finer points of foot and ankle action in producing better propulsion from Dr. Emily Splichal.
Australian speed and power expert Joseph Coyne has a wealth of experience working with some of the world’s best coaches and athletes, and has unique insights on optimizing special strength means for performance and injury reduction.
Athletes are often strong, but not correspondingly fast. The nature and application of sprint forces are key factors in creating better training programs. JB Morin shares his take on vertical and horizontal sprint forces, their direction of application, testing and assessing these ideals, and correcting deficits in force application.
What do the Soviets do differently than Americans in strength and performance training? To find out, Freelap talks to Yosef Johnson about strength exercises, powerlifting, velocity-based training, and so much more.
Freelap talks to renowned strength coach Michael Boyle about functional training, corrective exercise, and the benefits of Olympic lifts. We also discuss changes in sports performance training over the last decade and current trends in the industry that he hopes end soon.
ThermoHuman is a human body thermal scanner that can assess and monitor sport-related injuries such as ACL and hamstring injuries and back overload.
This week’s Freelap Friday Five is a conversation with the Florida Gators’ assistant director of strength and conditioning, Matt Delancey. Topics range from the use of the snatch to train swimmers to the importance of communicating with athletes to help keep them injury-free. We also touch on education, and how to become a better instructor.
This week’s Freelap Friday Five is a discussion with U.K. strength and conditioning coach, Damian Harper, offering insights on deceleration for team sports. He also talks about the 10/5 repeat jump test, which he developed to evaluate an athlete’s repeated rebound capabilities, as well as speed testing.
In this installment of our Freelap Friday Five interviews, we talk to sports nutritionist Katie Mark about the impact of diet and nutrition on the gut, and how gut health affects athletic performance. We also discuss sweat rate and salt intake, recovery drinks, exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC), and new developments in sports nutrition.
In this week’s Freelap Friday Five, Pete McKnight, the Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, talks about the physiological and psychological demands on Formula 1 race car drivers, as well as their sports conditioning needs. He also touches on monitoring, recovery techniques for jet lag, and the current technological innovations most interesting to him.