Better Hamstring Injury Prevention For Your Athletes injury prevention sprinting Mar 12, 2021

Hamstring injuries are by far one of the most common injuries in sports, particularly those involving sprinting, jumping, and kicking, with a high probability of re-injury. The mechanism for injury and the means and methods of prevention and rehabilitation is important for every coach to...

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Moving Beyond Concentric Training 1rm eccentric training muscle contractions strength training Mar 04, 2021

 

"An athlete's capacity to [resist] yielding is a key determinant to athletic success in general, and speed and explosiveness in particular." - Mike Young

 

Quick Review

Concentric

  • Muscle shortens under load
  • Weakest contraction of the three types
  • Best at producing force slowly

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What your 1RM does NOT tell you about your strength max strength squat strength training testing Mar 02, 2021

The one-rep max (1RM) test of strength is the gold standard of strength tests in a training program. Whether it's meticulously planned at an appropriate time of an athlete's training plan to be used to set intensities, or done pretty much every time "that guy" walks into your commercial gym, it's...

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Rest interval for sprints means and methods speed training sprinting Feb 19, 2021

When training for speed development, two things are particularly critical. First, speeds must be 90-100% of max velocity. Second, rest times must be sufficient to maintain those necessary intensities. If you short your athlete's rest times, their output will likely drop over subsequent reps....

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