Adding what is called the ‘anaerobic speed reserve’ to your aerobic test data can help take athletes’ conditioning to the next level.
There are myriad variables an athlete and their coach must navigate when it comes to performance – training, injury risk, human biology and strength and conditioning to name just a few. But one way to mitigate this complexity is through a sports needs analysis.
Hamstring injuries can wreck an athlete’s training and performance. But when and how do they happen, how can they be prevented and how can you break the cycle if they’re already ruining your training and competing?
The exact mechanisms behind music and exercise performance aren’t well understood. However, it does seem the tempo of your music may affect your strength and endurance performance.
Fascia link muscles all over the body and they seem to have a massive role in human movement, even if our understanding is still incomplete. But is it possible to train with these tissues in mind? And if we do, will it improve performance?
The menstrual cycle is a very real, constant, and ever-changing physiological state that is difficult for a male to understand. What can coaches do to better support their female athletes?
To take your power development to the next level, the first step is to make an individual profile of your force and velocity. But how on earth do you get your profile?
Caffeine for sports performance – is it worth the hype? It seems almost all athletes may potentially benefit from caffeine supplementation, with aerobic sports benefiting most.
Hand-eye coordination is the most sport-specific but universal skill you can develop that’s not actually sport. But how can it be developed? Hint: Tennis balls could be the answer.
NBA players play multiple games every week through the season, not to mention practice, travel, recovery and many other commitments. So how do they fit in their S&C work?
Training load monitoring and management is an important step in the process of setting up a team or athlete to be prepared for a competitive season.
There is good evidence that sports meditation can play a role in helping athletes achieve a better state of mind when they’re competing, and this translates well across a variety of sports.
Despite the plethora of research surrounding talent identification, few studies, if any, have investigated if successful players make consistent improvements in their performance, or start and remain on top of the talent pool.
Even amateur-level teams are looking to get the edge on their opponents – ideally, with the smallest possible price tag. The secret most clubs don’t know is that you can develop high performance initiatives for peanuts, even at the lowest levels of sport.