Posts tagged with ‘Guest Article’

  • Fight Camp Planning – a Big Picture Approach

    By on 21/12/2020

    There are different camps when it comes to the best periodization model. Some coaches prefer block periodization, others have achieved great success with linear models. In this article, Lukas Pezenka outlines a narrative-based framework that he used with one of his MMA athletes at the Austrian 2020 nationals.

  • Narrative Approach to Training

    By on 19/11/2020

    The training process is often compressed into talk of physiology, stress, biomechanics, and science. These technically are framing devices for one thing, ‘change.’ With any training cycle, technically being about manifesting favorable change in an athlete. Athletes, often do not think like this. They think in the narrative that plants them as the hero of their own story.

  • My View on Olympic Weightlifting for Athletic Development in Team Sports

    By on 04/11/2020

    Part of the beauty of the Olympic lifts is that they allow the athletes to get ballistic intent in, without actually becoming projectiles themselves. Read more on the subject in the following article.

  • The Integrative Approach to Strength and Conditioning

    By on 21/07/2020

    On reading both early and contemporary research, books and case observations, as well as when attending conference presentations, lectures and consultancies, one is amazed by the diversity of models, theories, philosophies, rationales and approaches to address similar problems.

  • Movement Preparation for Soccer

    By on 02/07/2020

    Warming-up seems to constantly be a “hot” topic of strength and conditioning coaches, particularly in team sports such as soccer. In this video, Aleksa Boskovic addresses the warming up in soccer using the three phases. Find out more in the following blog post and video.

  • Let’s Talk About Weekly Plans in Soccer

    By on 02/06/2020

    How to adapt weekly soccer plans to different scenarios? Find out in the new article by Efthymios Kyprianou.

  • Mobility as a Warm Up Routine

    By on 22/05/2020

    We warm up to prepare our bodies for physical exertion. Several studies have found benefits of including a structured warm-up into training, which provides for increased heart rate, blood flow, increased body temperature, faster muscular contraction, etc. The body is thus prepared for the upcoming workout or competition, both physically and mentally.

  • “The Results of this Study Show That…” – Understanding Science to Inform Practice

    By on 10/04/2020

    This article aims to highlight some of the potential flaws we as practitioners face when wanting to run an “evidence-based” physical preparation program.

  • Hamstring Injury Prevention in Soccer

    By on 30/03/2020

    In this small presentation, Efthymios Kyprianou (S&C coach) presents his thoughts on hamstring injury prevention in soccer.

  • An Integrated Approach to Training Kickboxers – Part 1: Introduction

    By on 23/01/2020

    Training fighters pose unique challenges to the coach. An uncertain schedule, the lack of a dedicated off-season, the high amount of skill training and the mixed bioenergetic demands of the sport, challenge periodization models that have been devised primarily for a track and field. Read more...