An evaluation of technique, purpose, and testing can help avoid these medicine ball training mistakes.
A review of the 2014 Windsprint Seminar chaired by Hakan Andersson and hosted in Sundsvall, Sweden. The list of presenters included Juha Ruohonen, Carl Valle, Stefan Sandlund, and Mehis Viru.
Top five jumping exercises for rhythmic power, injury prevention, coordination, screening and evaluation, and power management.
For decades the use of EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) was a highly touted option for elite athletes to reach higher levels of performance. For years many athletes have used EMS as a recovery option, especially after a muscle tear. Recently the trend of EMS use is back again. Many questions are resurfacing, the most obvious, does EMS work for recovery and performance?
One of the most demanding plyometrics exercises is depth jumps, usually performed by stepping off a box and jumping immediately after ground contact. In sports performance, it’s usually the most poorly applied exercise in all of training, especially at the youth level. Perhaps the most obvious question is not just why one should do depth jumps, how to apply or do them properly?
This article on weight sleds will build on the concepts of the earlier sled article regarding using a velocity and kinematic approach to improving acceleration, while introducing some novel concepts such as potentiation and using split timing. It is important to note the goal of the article is not to promote or dispel dogma and myths, but to create an applied formula to develop acceleration from 5-60m.
Seattle Sounders Performance Director David Tenney sits down with Carl Valle to discuss the current challenges of professional sport.
What is Usain Bolts top speed in miles per hour? Let’s take a look at his 100 meter splits to find out.
The primary reason we do jumping exercises is to exploit the stretch-shortening cycle of the legs to improve the use of elastic energy. The rationale for using box jumps in directly improving this quality is questionable because the very nature of plyometric exercise is creating an overload that box jumps do not accomplish very effectively.
One of the biggest sports legends is Bo Jackson, an athlete who was an excellent football and baseball player in the 80s and early 90s, before a hip injury cut off his athletic career short. His highlights were memorable, gunning down runners with a rocket arm, running up walls to make amazing catches, and rushing out of the stadium on Monday Night football against Seattle. Tied to his legendary status, was his infamous 40 yard dash time, reportedly 4.12. But did Jackson actually run sub 4.2 seconds. Here is some compelling data to answer that question.