18/10/2021By Nathan Kiely on 18/10/2021
Field sports are punctuated by high-intensity efforts - the moments that matter most, happen at speed - therefore, S&C coaches should be highly concerned with speed development. To find out more, check out this article by Nathan Kiely.
14/02/2021By Adriano Arguedas Soley on 14/02/2021
In this article, Adriano outlines Taleb’s Barbell Strategy for Risk in Financial Investment and details how high-performance sport programs may benefit from categorizing the risk potential of individual training elements to safeguard sustainability and promote aggressive growth.
21/12/2020By Lukas Pezenka 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.
19/11/2020By William Wayland 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.
04/11/2020By Yoeri Pegel 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.
21/07/2020By Adriano Arguedas Soley 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.
02/07/2020By Aleksa Bošković 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.
22/05/2020By Urška Kokelj 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.