11/05/2019By Ciaran O'Regan on 11/05/2019
In its most basic sense, Rugby is a full contact collision field sport that is essentially socially approved simulated tribal warfare. It is played with 15 players on each team and over 2 halves, each approximating 40minutes depending on injuries.
23/04/2019By Howard Green on 23/04/2019
Coordination training is an often misunderstood and at times haphazardly delivered element of physical preparation. As with everything in coaching, context is king. A simple search of coordination training can lead you to a whole host of elaborate and dynamic drills. A well-meaning coach sees these drills and looks to implement them in their next practice, but ...
17/03/2019By Ciaran O'Regan on 17/03/2019
A misconception in the running world is that hitting certain weekly mileage is what allows people to run well. The reason I think this to be a misconception is that mileage does not drive performance — performance drives mileage. This misconception is what I call the Mileage Fallacy.
26/02/2019By Jovan Buha on 26/02/2019
When it comes to endurance in team sports, basketball somehow seems to be neglected in scientific literature in comparison to soccer. There is a consensus about what the demands are and how one should prepare for soccer, but there seems to be no such thing for basketball.
07/12/2018By Efthymios Kyprianou on 07/12/2018
In the third and last part of this article series, we will outline and elaborate on the most essential aspects each professional must consider, when designing a weekly plan.
26/11/2018By Lorena Torres on 26/11/2018
In the video below, Lorena Torres, PhD does a wonderful job summing up the current evidence-based-practice, but also practice-based-evidence on supplements and provides simple actionable insights that can be applied right now with your athletes or club.
03/11/2018By Efthymios Kyprianou on 03/11/2018
Sometimes, coaches tend to overcomplicate their work with fancy equipment and ideas but in the end, they forget their initial target. Coaches should know their strengths and weaknesses and adjust their philosophy way of playing according to the team they are working with.
21/10/2018By John Chambers on 21/10/2018
If you’ve been a powerlifter or strength athlete for very long, chances are you’ve heard plenty locker room talk from both sides of the age-old programming argument: high frequency training vs. low frequency training.