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November 2017 Blog Posts (18)

Nutritional Periodization? You heard it here 1st! Topic #75: Sport Nutrition, Chapter 5 #PowerOfPeriodization <a href="http://bit.ly/2zPWnY4">http://bit.ly/2zPWnY4</a>

Nutritional Periodization?  You heard it here 1st! Topic #75: Sport Nutrition, Chapter 5 #PowerOfPeriodization http://bit.ly/2zPWnY4

Added by Chris Morland on November 29, 2017 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Training Agility for Soccer (Guest Post by Warren Young)

This is a post by Warren Young, PhD,(w.young@federation.edu.au ) Coordinator of Master of Strength & Conditioning, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Australia. In my opinion Warren and his colleagues have done more to define agility and its parameters from a research perspective than anyone I know. Warren is an applied scientist who has always been open to…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 27, 2017 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Making Connections

Body is a complex adaptive system, not a bio-machine or bio-computer. Given that the body is a kinetic chain and all systems of the body work synergistically to produce efficient movement then training is all about connections. How can we better link, sync and coordinate to enhance efficient movement. Biomechanically it helps to think toe nails to finger nails to finger nails, everything is connected. The better and…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 27, 2017 at 8:09am — No Comments

Practice

I have become obsessed with practice. What is a good practice? What is an ineffective practice? What are you doing in practice? Do you know why? How much of your practice is composed of unrelated drills? How do you teach new skill? Are the practices appropriate for the people you are coaching? Are you paying homage to the gods of your sport? Obviously, the cornerstone for effective athlete development is practice,…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 24, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments

Think for Yourself

Thirty years ago, when everyone was wearing polo shirts with an alligator on them I found a company that sold shirts with a rat on them. Not to be contrarian, but to make a statement. Be independent, think for yourself, analyze. Innovate don’t imitate. Get beyond peer-reviewed research and evidence based practice and find out what works. Open your eyes and see what is happening right in front to you every day at…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 21, 2017 at 7:56am — No Comments

One Great Workout

How many of you walk into the gym, out to the field or onto pool deck with today’s workout as an end unto itself, looking for that one great workout that will make a difference? Think again - today’s workout must fit in the context of the whole training plan. Think of it as one pixel in a mega pixel picture. For the picture to be clear, in focus and complete it will take all pixels fitting together to create a…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 20, 2017 at 8:09am — No Comments

Topic #72 PART 2: Biomotor Development, Chapter 2

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Added by Chris Morland on November 15, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments

Morland STRENGTH Topic #72: Neuromuscular Response to Training, Chapter 2 #PowerOfPeriodization @Deca_Dev <a href="http://bit.ly/2i6IYAm">http://bit.ly/2i6IYAm</a>

Morland STRENGTH Topic #72: Neuromuscular Response to Training, Chapter 2 #PowerOfPeriodization @Deca_Dev http://bit.ly/2i6IYAm

Added by Chris Morland on November 11, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

The Spotlight

“Backstage not onstage” Support and prepare the athlete then step aside and let them perform. The spotlight should be focused on the athlete in the performance arena. Support staff and that includes sport scientists, strength coaches, and medical staff should be anonymous. If they are up front and the center of attention then something is seriously wrong. We all need to do our job behind the scenes and be thankful…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 8, 2017 at 7:38am — No Comments

Twitter Coaching

As you know the goal of Twitter is get you message across in 140 characters or less. Over the years as I have observed great coaches I have seen what I call Twitter coaching. Great coaches are great teachers who get their message across in a very succinct on point manner. Seldom do great coaches speak in paragraphs, they speak in sentences that are very direct and intended to elicit a specific behavior. Be a twitter…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 7, 2017 at 7:54am — No Comments

Fundamental Training Principles – A Review

As a follow-up to my previous post these are the principles upon which a sound program is based. You MUST observe these principles to achieve optimum adaptation to training. They are very basic and fundamental.

Principle of Progression - This is the most often violated principle. Progression in its simplest…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 6, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

Following the Flock

You can follow the flock and do the latest Topsy Turvy method that promises to raise GH levels if hold your breath for a minute after each set or the Dipsy Do training that uses repeat 50 meter sprints to train for a marathon. Stop and think - if you follow the flock you will step in sheep shit and that is what a lot of this crazy stuff is. The bottom line is quite clear if they do follow sound training methods and…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 5, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments

Generating New Ideas

I kind of think training is all about generating ideas and following up on them to see if they're usable in the context of each situation.  Ideas take time to develop and usually involve not just thought and reflection, but something or someone to bounce those thoughts off of. 

For me, I try and work my training thoughts out within the context of those I train with during my own workouts long before I commit to using them with…

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Added by John Mikula on November 4, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Topic #71: Periodization Training for Sports, Chapter 1 #PowerofPeriodization #MorlandSTRENGTH <a href="http://bit.ly/2iuatD7">http://bit.ly/2iuatD7</a>

Topic #71: Periodization Training for Sports, Chapter 1
#PowerofPeriodization #MorlandSTRENGTH http://bit.ly/2iuatD7

Added by Chris Morland on November 4, 2017 at 8:09am — No Comments

Notes (Advice) to My Younger Self

This post is a result of reflections on turning seventy and as I continue the 49th year of my coaching journey. These are thoughts on what I could have done better or at least differently. They are the results of questions in the process of mentoring other coaches and raising my children. The questions usually are: What have you learned? What would do differently? Hopefully this will stimulate you to think and learn…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 2, 2017 at 7:36am — No Comments

What is Strength and Conditioning all about ?   I’m sitting on a plane heading to Krakow to deliver a presentation on Speed Agiltiy and Olympic lifting and I’m thinking to myself how did I get to thi…

What is Strength and Conditioning all about ?

 

I’m sitting on a plane heading to Krakow to deliver a presentation on Speed Agiltiy and Olympic lifting and I’m thinking to myself how did I get to this point?

 

What does it take to be a successful Strength and conditioning Coach…

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Added by Mike McGurn on November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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