10/04/2020By Daniel Kadlec 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.
23/01/2020By Lukas Pezenka 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...
08/01/2020By Miha Drobnič 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...
13/11/2019By William Wayland 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.
13/08/2019By Tim McGrath 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.
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.