One-time LSU coach Boo Schexnayder is a font of invaluable information for all coaches. A recent workshop emphasized four areas of particular concern: Treating speed as a priority, the need to contrast training more, lactate training design, and general neuromuscular adaptations. Boo covers these points in a clear, straightforward manner without dumbing down.
Building your own wickets is quick and inexpensive. For less than $2.00 apiece, you can make as many as you need. Vary the heights to accommodate everyone in your program.
The availability of a given substrate in the body largely determines our body’s fuel of choice at rest. Exercise increases the metabolic demand on the body several-fold upon beginning a training session from rest, after which the body strives to achieve a steady state of aerobic intensity where the proportion of carbohydrates and fats finds an equilibrium in relation to an individual’s preference of fuel source.
This proven and adaptable 6–step process dealing with hamstring injuries starts with intensive screening. It proceeds through testing, assessment, profiling, and evaluation. The final step involves following the RTP algorithm and making whatever tweaks seem necessary.
Chris Korfist shares the before and after raw data of the 40-yard dash and vertical jump tests from an eight-week spring training program for ninety high school athletes. The average vertical improvement was 2.35 inches and the average fly 10 improvement was 0.12 seconds.
Force plates are a means of measuring ground reaction forces over a period of time. Pressure mapping shows the interaction between the foot and lower extremity and the ground. The best way toof take advantage of both technologies is in conjunction with other metrics and interpretations by skilled professionals.
The foundation for success in private coaching is being as good a coach as you possibly can. But there’s much more. Like it or not, you’re also a salesman who is running a business. You need to do a rigorous self-analysis to see if this is really what you want to do.
Bar displacement helps evaluate technique, improve the quality of work, and increase safety. It facilitates orthopedic assessment, exercise setup, coaching assistance, and long-term analysis. It removes the guesswork and saves valuable coaching and athlete time by collecting important information.
My athletes used a 1970s-era isokinetic device called the Leaper as a rack for their warmups. It didn’t offer enough progressive challenges. Split jumps solve that problem. There are several variations to keep interest high.
The most important element in a successful weight room is good coaching. Tech can help or hinder coaches in achieving their goal of maximizing their athletes’ potential. These five tips are the “greatest hits” of helpful tech based on years of practical experience.