By Bas Van Hooren on 05/08/2018
Many recreational and professional athletes frequently perform 5-15 minutes of low to moderate intensity exercises or movements after their training or competition in an attempt to improve recovery and hereby enhance subsequent performance and reduce injuries. This recovery method is widely known as a cool-down.
Planning The In-season Microcycle In Soccer Part 9: Revisiting ‘Physical Themes Derived From Tactical Periodisation’By Hamish Munro on 24/07/2018
Reflection has often (but by no means always) been overlooked and underutilised within the strength and conditioning, sport science and performance enhancement arena. When reflecting back on the presentation I published on our 2015/2016 in-season setup, many things have changed while many haven’t – as is the way in performance enhancement.
By Bas Van Hooren on 30/05/2018
The possible predominantly isometric hamstring functioning and suggested mechanisms of injury have several implications for training. Most prominently, high-intensity isometric training and training of intermuscular coordination (e.g., lumbo-pelvic control) may be important to reduce injury risk and improve performance in addition to eccentric training.
By Bas Van Hooren on 19/05/2018
Hamstring injuries are one of the most common and severe injuries in sports that involve high-speed running such as soccer. As a result, there is great interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries.
By Kevin Kishna on 28/02/2018
The force-velocity relationship is central to many theories of training, as well as in various practical approaches. For instance, in Zatsiorsky’s “Science and Practice of Strength Training” (1) — which, in my opinion, is one of the few Eastern European manuals that’s actually comprehensible by us ‘westerns’ — there is a pretty figure (see below) which shows that various...
By Dylan Hicks on 28/10/2017
After spending hours listening to John Lythe’s YouTube tutorials, Excel Tricks For Sports, along with being inspired by Mladen’s excel wizardry, check out Strength Card Builder 4.0 (it will literally save you hours), I decided to make a template which track coaches could use with their athletes.
By Alex V on 19/10/2017
Using velocity measurements to inform your training decisions can be confusing and challenging if you are unfamiliar with the why’s and the how’s of a VBT program. I’ll discuss that and more in the rest of this article.
By Sean Williams on 28/09/2017
Sean Williams was kind enough to provide short review of the recent load monitoring workshop, held at the World Rugby Science Network Conference, as well as to provide full slides and Excel templates. This is tremendous resource for those interested in injury prediction analytics.
By James Smith on 24/08/2017
Mladen and I first generated our correspondence sometime in 2003/2004 and I am glad to see how Mladen has developed professionally and to observe his success. I wrote this post for Mladen’s website and audience to provide an overview of my latest book “The Governing Dynamics of Coaching - A Unified Field Theory of Sport Preparation”.
‘Cool Story, Bro’ – The Fallacy of Training Systems and Conventional Wisdom on Training PrescriptionBy Paul Gamble on 25/05/2017
Let us begin with a revelation: athletes are humans not machines. If we start with such a fundamental understanding of the nature of what we are dealing with, it quickly becomes apparent that the challenge of planning and prescribing training for athletes is not conducive to a ‘machine’ approach.