Posts tagged with ‘Guest Article’

  • Balancing Physical & Tactical Load in Soccer: A Holistic Approach – Part 1

    By on 07/10/2018

    Efthymios Kyprianou and Francesco Farioli wrote exceptional artical for coaches working in soccer or any other team sport. This artical is outstanding resource for every coach out there willing to understand working and planning in team sports from holistic (systemic) viewpoint.

  • Rehabilitation After ACL Injury: The Return to Sport Journey

    By on 20/09/2018

    In this video, I present an overview of examples of exercises during the rehab process, beginning from the ACL injury, until full return to sport in our rehab center Motion to Balance, Genk, Belgium.

  • Micro-Planning the Off-Season: A Morphocyclic Approach

    By Anthony Donskov on 15/09/2018

    The intent of this presentation is to take the viewer through a step by step process regarding the design and implementation for training the advanced level hockey player. As Karl Popper states: “science starts and ends with problems.”

  • Do We Need to Perform a Cool-Down After Exercise?

    By on 05/08/2018

    Many recreational and professional athletes frequently perform 5-15 minutes of low to moderate intensity exercises or movements after their training or competition in an attempt to improve recovery and hereby enhance subsequent performance and reduce injuries. This recovery method is widely known as a cool-down.

  • Planning The In-season Microcycle In Soccer Part 9: Revisiting ‘Physical Themes Derived From Tactical Periodisation’

    By on 24/07/2018

    Reflection has often (but by no means always) been overlooked and underutilised within the strength and conditioning, sport science and performance enhancement arena. When reflecting back on the presentation I published on our 2015/2016 in-season setup, many things have changed while many haven’t – as is the way in performance enhancement.

  • Hamstring Functioning During Running (Part 2): Implications for Exercise

    By on 30/05/2018

    The possible predominantly isometric hamstring functioning and suggested mechanisms of injury have several implications for training. Most prominently, high-intensity isometric training and training of intermuscular coordination (e.g., lumbo-pelvic control) may be important to reduce injury risk and improve performance in addition to eccentric training.

  • Hamstring Functioning During Running (Part 1): Eccentric or Isometric?

    By on 19/05/2018

    Hamstring injuries are one of the most common and severe injuries in sports that involve high-speed running such as soccer. As a result, there is great interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries.

  • Force-Velocity Curves – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    By on 28/02/2018

    The force-velocity relationship is central to many theories of training, as well as in various practical approaches. For instance, in Zatsiorsky’s “Science and Practice of Strength Training” (1) — which, in my opinion, is one of the few Eastern European manuals that’s actually comprehensible by us ‘westerns’ — there is a pretty figure (see below) which shows that various...

  • Sprint & Tempo Profile

    By on 28/10/2017

    After spending hours listening to John Lythe’s YouTube tutorials, Excel Tricks For Sports, along with being inspired by Mladen’s excel wizardry, check out Strength Card Builder 4.0 (it will literally save you hours), I decided to make a template which track coaches could use with their athletes.

  • Velocity Based Training Tips for Newbies: VBT Quick Start Guide

    By on 19/10/2017

    Using velocity measurements to inform your training decisions can be confusing and challenging if you are unfamiliar with the why’s and the how’s of a VBT program. I’ll discuss that and more in the rest of this article.