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Assessing Stiffness in Athletes

In a previous posts I’ve outlined what stiffness is and the key principles of assessing stiffness. This post will look at the some of the considerations for assessing stiffness in athletes. Vertical stiffness – quick and simple To model stiffness … Continue reading

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Applying RSI Monitoring

So, we’ve looked at the background behind the use of jump testing to monitor neuromuscular fatigue in part one and the use of the reactive strength index (RSI) as an assessment tool in part two. In brief, the RSI shows … Continue reading

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Can RSI Assess Neuromuscular Fatigue?

Last time out we looked at the potential for using jump testing to monitor neuromuscular fatigue. To summarise briefly, the countermovement (CMJ) jump shows strong promise as an assessment tool. The flight time to contraction time (FT/CT) ratio during the … Continue reading

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Assessing Neuromuscular Fatigue

Striking a healthy balance between training and recovery is integral to a successful programme. Understanding the fatigue responses to training and/or competition can play an important role in avoiding unplanned decrements in performance and reduce the likelihood of illnesses and … Continue reading

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How and When to Use the Y Balance

In the first part of this post I explained what the Y Balance is and how it should be performed. This follow-up instalment will look at how and when I apply this exercise with some of athletes I coach. Using … Continue reading

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What is the Y Balance?

The Y Balance is a phenomenal exercise. When you look at it, it requires pretty much everything; strength, stability, mobility… and balance of course. This first part of this post will take you through what the exercise is and how … Continue reading

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