Posts tagged with ‘Guest Article’

  • 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...

  • Is a COD Deficit Really a Deficit? (Part 1)

    By on 08/01/2020

    Change of direction (COD) can be many things. Often, we describe it as a “mechanical” part of agility, but it can also appear as its standalone athletic ability. For our purpose it will represent 180° change of direction after a linear sprint. Read more...

  • Strength Training Planning for Combat Athletes & Exercise Selection

    By on 13/11/2019

    Planning for combat athletes is historically a tricky business, primarily because combat sports need interventions that match athletic endeavour where a confluence of raw physicality and high levels of skill.

  • Return to Play in Elite Sport Following ACL Injury of the Knee

    By on 13/08/2019

    In this summary article by Tim McGrath find out the current best-practices in designing the return-to-sport program following ACL injury. Tim expands on each phase, benchmark tests as well on decision making regarding when the athlete is ready for the next phase or to play.

  • Shoulder Mobility

    By on 20/06/2019

    This blog post will address the topic of shoulder mobility both in athletes as well as the general population, whereby shoulder mobility will be addressed in light of its close association with breathing mechanics and thoracic mobility.