In this first of a three-part series of articles on the Bondarchuk System, Coach Nick Garcia introduces the three training cycles: the Development Cycle, the Maintenance Cycle, and the Cleanse / Rest Cycle.
The WIMU combines several technologies into a single package. These include an accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS. Propriety QÜIKO software allows data analysis in the device itself. While the learning curve is likely to be steep, having several sensors in a single package may be cost-effective.
Change is afoot in the world of sports though not all of it may be beneficial. Here’s a critical look at ten of the most prominent. They range from the pros and cons of jump testing to low carbohydrate and hydration protocols.
As runners, we’re often looking for ways to improve our pace, our mileage, and our form. A pair of smart running shorts by Lumo Bodytech can help runners improve performance as well as decrease the risk of injury by capturing and measuring key running biomechanics.
Successful injury rehab involves returning athletes’ physical condition back to normal. A key element in recovery is each athlete’s mental outlook. These six mantras help make this outlook as positive as possible.
Schools today are glorified daycare centers, run by rote and discouraging innovation and independent thinking. Most coaches operate on 10 diametrically opposite principles. Among them are working with kids who are there by choice, successful promotion, adapting to a wide range of abilities, and the freedom to develop their own programs.
We will share the newest ideas in speed training translating to success in football and track. Explosive speed will be broken down into sprinting, jumping, and strength training.
Many coaches like to provide a variety of cues to improve their athletes’ speed. Often, however, such cues have little value because of the innate nature of sprinting. These five, though, are likely to benefit your athletes.
Anatoliy Bondarchuk’s latest book draws on decades of experience from personal and protégés’ Olympic gold to fashion training advice for almost any sport. He includes extensive Soviet studies of age development to offer year-by-year programs. One of the book’s most valuable resources is showing how to periodize annual training cycles.
It’s possible to train athletes to improve their maximal velocity. Key concepts include developing rhythm, sprinting while fresh, having a solid background in running, and becoming more elastic. After dealing with these issues, coaches need to devote considerable attention to the timing and number of meets their athletes enter.