New York Red Bulls Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Cotter discusses injury prevention and training for the groin, lower abdominals, and hips; how to maintain speed and conditioning during and outside of practice; and methods to monitor training progress in this edition of Freelap Friday Five.
It had been a long-held belief that strength training with heavy weights was the only way to increase muscle strength, mass, and performance. However, a relatively new and unique training technique from Japan using light loads in combination with restricted muscle blood flow has challenged that. We talk with Dr. Christopher Brandner about the use of BFR with athletes, safety concerns, and other potential benefits of this type of training.
High school strength programs must address the needs of a diverse group of athletes during an important period in their developmental growth. Freelap chats with Coach John Garrish, a strength and conditioning coach in Florida, about building a program that successfully meets the needs of everyone on the team.
There’s no question that soccer players put their bodies through a lot. This Friday, we talk to Dr. Jesse Saenz, sports scientist and team chiropractor with the Sacramento Republic FC, about his work keeping these athletes fit and healthy. He answers questions ranging from proactive care and periodization to the importance of data in player rehabilitation.
Peak power performance plays a role in training for any sport, whether mixed martial arts, golf, or motorsports. In this Freelap Friday Five post, we talk to certified strength and conditioning specialist William Wayland, about the importance of the squat, peak power shifts, conquering the mental side of injuries, and more.
As part of its weekly Friday Five series, Freelap USA talks shop with Bob Alejo, the world-renowned strength and conditioning coach currently with NC State. Discussion topics include periodization, sports science, and medicine ball rotations and other training techniques.
Freelap Friday Five with Doug Kechijian Doug Kechijian is a performance-based physical therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic injuries and chronic pain. He recognizes the continuum extending from acute rehabilitation to high-level sports conditioning. His comprehensive and integrated approach helps to not only relieve one’s symptoms, but also address the underlying biomechanical and neurophysiological patterns […]
In this Freelap Friday Five discussion, SimpliFaster talks to senior sports nutritionist Alex Cotie about all things real food: clean eating, digestive health, fasting, team nutritionists, and more. Great nutrition can have a huge impact on an athlete’s strength, speed, mental clarity, and health and wellness, and also reduce the chance of injuries.
Accelerometry and velocity testing on the ice with portable IMUs is leading the next wave of athlete testing technology in the hockey industry.
Rugby coach and researcher Jake Schuster talks to SimpliFaster about speed and power training, including sled resistance training, the value of individualized athlete profiling, and the best ways to use GPS data.