Every sound training program should incorporate an injury prevention component. It has been my experience that the best “injury prevention” programs are almost completely transparent. If the training program is well designed to meet the demands of the sport and takes into account the qualities of the individual athlete then you should see no difference between injury prevention and performance enhancement. Another way to…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on August 31, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments
So often we get caught up in coaching something we think happens rather what actually happens. In today’s world there is no excuse for this. We have sophisticated game analysis information and biomechanical analysis to break down individual skill so that we know exactly what happens. It is important to recognize that each individual has a style that is his or her expression (interpretation if you will) of technique. If…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on August 30, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments
The 5-10-5 agility shuttle is the staple for finding out how quick an athlete is simply because it defines the word agility to its exact science. The ability to accelerate, decelerate, stop, and reaccelerate without losing balance is basically all summed up in this one drill. But how can we do all of this in a matter of the fastest time possible? Simple. Just as you are trying to get your Olympic lifts more explosive and your 40 yard dash time faster, you must have an increased…Continue
Added by Giovanni Grassi, CSCS on August 29, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments
I must admit when I first heard about Twitter I thought it was frivolous. My thought was how dumb, what could you possibly say in 162 characters? Now I get it. Get to the point, be precise and concise and get the message across. The same holds true for coaching. Start your workout with a brief…Continue
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Aug. 26, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former New York Knicks assistant coach Greg Brittenham has…Continue
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being stuck inside because of the all and might irene has resulted in me youtubin it up, and now all i want to do is obstacle running. I found 4 or 5 good ones, and i am going to give them u the links:Continue
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i can't wait for college to have control of when i eat. Metabolism works better when you can eat often and in smaller portions. instead of having 3 big meals having 6 meals separated by 3-4 hours is better. It is also important to eat before and after you train. it is bad for your engine to run on e. A difficulty some people have with food is they see it as a pleasure rather than a energy source. to keep with the car metaphor our preverbal gas. Eating 6 meals a day takes planing but once you…Continue
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The rear-foot-elevated split squat (RFESS) or the back-leg-raised split squat (BLRSS) are superior single leg exercises to improve athlete's lower body strength levels without destroying the low back. I have become a huge advocate of single leg training since coaching at Endeavor and reading from other great strength coaches. Back squatting is not "bad" but I cannot remember when was the last time I have ever watched someone in a commercial gym or weight room actually squat…Continue
What exactly are you doing in your training?
When are you doing it?
How are you doing it?
Why are you doing it?
Who are you doing it with?
Is the training mindful and meaningful or is it just a collections of task the athletes need to get done in order to end the workout?
Do the training tasks connect to the competetive demands of the sport? Are you coaching them or just keep them occupied and entertained?
Is it a partnership with your…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on August 25, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments
Who says that training for downhill skiing always needs to be performed in snow?
The exercise in this video was considerably easier than I thought it would be, so load should be added, for example, by attaching a long band to the athlete’s waist.
Then the athlete walks backward up the hill until the band is as tight as possible. The band should allow for about 20-30 metres of jumping.
As the athlete starts jumping down the hill (s)he is being pulled by the band…
Added by Karsten Jensen on August 24, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
The body is a link system - a kinetic chain. Training is all about enhancing linkage and connections with all the parts of the chain working together in harmony to produce smooth efficient patterns of movement. Most Traditional academic preparation focuses on studying individual muscles based on classical anatomy. This classical anatomical approach focuses on learning about muscles in isolation and how those muscles…Continue