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Topic #78 Practically how does a coach apply the periodization concept to a weekly cycle?

Topic #78 Practically how does a coach apply the periodization concept to a weekly cycle? The Micro-cycle Short-Term Plan, Ch. 9 PLUS jump start your nutritional plan this year with @rockinrefuel BOGO deal for 1/2 the price! #PowerofPeriodization @Deca_Dev http://bit.ly/2yJ6mt5

Added by Chris Morland on December 16, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

Nursing Theory to Guide Practice

Nursing Theory to Guide Practice as a Nurse Practitioner    

Nursing Theory

Among the many nursing theories that exist in the current body of literature, Dorothea Orem’s has been chosen as the important one to guide my practice. As such, it is imperative to pay attention to the theory of self-care that focuses on ‘I’ and entails activities that a person practices, initiates or performs to maintain well-being, health, and life associated with human functioning…

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Added by Krystal Gonzalex on December 13, 2017 at 9:14am — No Comments

Is There a There There?

I just bought a book (quite expensive I might add) by one of the current keyboard guru’s because I am always trying to learn and increase my knowledge base and it was highly recommended by a young coach. It was full of marketing, buzzwords, pseudoscience and general mumbo jumbo. In addition, I suspect good portions of it were copied without any attribution or reference to the sources. Think critically. Know your science, know your practice, understand and apply sound training principles and…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on December 13, 2017 at 9:08am — No Comments

Sports Biometric Data – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Last week I attended the second annual Sports Biometrics conference in San Francisco, it was a good conference with very good information and challenging ideas. I also attended in 2016. Last year my general impression from the presentations and my interaction with the attendees was that data was king, it seemed that everyone was enamored by what could be measured and how. It was as if there was to measure everything that could be measured and then some. This…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on December 11, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

How do you design a workout? Topic #77: Manipulation of Training Variables, Ch. 8 #PowerOfPeriodization <a href="http://bit.ly/2AJgbK9">http://bit.ly/2AJgbK9</a>

How do you design a workout? Topic #77: Manipulation of Training Variables, Ch. 8
#PowerOfPeriodization http://bit.ly/2AJgbK9

Added by Chris Morland on December 9, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Laser Focus Workouts

Focus clearly only on what needs to be done to get training results that translate into competition performance. This demands a laser focus on the training tasks that are meaningful. Eliminate the nice to do activities that make you tired but don’t make you better. Never forget that less is more. Find out what works for your athletes and keep fine-tuning and tweaking that to achieve continual adaptation. Beware of variety and variation for the sake of variety…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on December 7, 2017 at 7:32am — No Comments

Take your Periodization game to the next level with ...Topic #76: Periodization as Planning and Programming of Sport Training, Ch. 6

Take your Periodization game to the next level with ...Topic #76: Periodization as Planning and Programming of Sport Training, Ch. 6 #PowerofPeriodization #LTD #YMSClinics
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Added by Chris Morland on December 6, 2017 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Age and Experience

Hopefully with age comes wisdom. I don’t think I am any smarter today at age 70 that was at 30 or 40; I think I have learned from many experiences, some good, some bad, some successes and some failures. I certainly have many more questions than answers. The key is continually learning. It really is an attitude, a mindset, you can learn from anyone and any situation. I try to learn from everyone I meet and from every situation. In many ways it is more about…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on December 4, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments

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

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