A review of hand time, electronic timing, fully automatic time, laser timers, and new technologies.
In an earlier article, an extensive review was shared to explain the value of 10 meter segments, or splits, to analyze competitive performances. In this article, we will build on those results and explain how an independent 100m performer plans his season.
Information, be it online, print, or verbal, must be taken with a grain of salt. As more and more education becomes available, you must develop a filter that allows you to know which is the truth and what is merely hype in order to combat misinformation.
Tempo runs are a staple in many programs for athletes. Unfortunately, most of them are poorly applied and not rooted in drug-free science, and they create overtraining syndromes. In this article, I will cover several training theories, dig into the sports science, and attempt to apply a pragmatic overview of what can potentially help athletes.
In this article, we will look at the 100-meter dash splits and velocities as a model to understand how analysis drives training. The key race splits are available after the event, and it is one of the best ways to get an indication of how career development is going. It is essential for coaches wanting to know what happens and how an athlete’s talent develops over time. In this article, the concepts of race analysis and training interventions will be shown in a simple review, allowing coaches and athletes to comprehend how speed must be evaluated properly first, before one can draw conclusions and training changes.
For decades, the use of complex and contrasting sports training methods has confused and captivated coaches. Research both supports and refutes the effectiveness of potentiation exercises. Last year, complex and contrasting methods increased in popularity again. Several articles currently in print and online review the use of potentiation techniques. However, the reality is that most fail to ask the most obvious questions that most coaches have. This article provides a full review of what coaches need to consider about potentiation methods, along with some practical thoughts on applying less-understood techniques from the scientific literature. The goals are to understand how the nervous system responds to potentiation options and to see what the long-term training strategy is in general.
Valle responds to a wide range of sports performance questions including facial coding, athlete management systems, force plates, blood analysis, weight vests, sprint adaptations, active recovery, regeneration, wearable devices and smart fabrics, and shoes and cleats.
The pros and cons of four overspeed training options are considered including wind assistance, small-grade decline sprinting, towing devices, and potentiation modalities.
Weighted vests are a great option for those who want a quick and smart way to improve athletic development. This article reviews the benefits of a loaded vest and how to select the proper amount of weight.
The amount of information that has been written on Olympic lifting is vast and can be overwhelming. Here are five tips that focus on key concepts that produce results.