Tag Archives: Training

Plyometrics – Why?

Plyometric training is very misunderstood old beast. Whilst many seek to reap the proposed benefits of plyo’s, few truly understand the mechanics that underpin them. Appreciating the kinetic and kinematic demands of different movements is integral if you’re to maximise … Continue reading

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A Review of the Elite Athletic Development Seminar 3.0

There are very few people and few products I’m happy to affiliate for. Joe Kenn and Mike Robertson’s Elite Athletic Development 3.0 Seminar hits the mark on both counts! Hopefully, this article will help you work out whether or not … Continue reading

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A Review of the Elite Athletic Development 2.0 Seminar

I’m not a fan of hard sells and affiliate marketing. I am a fan of continuing personal development thought, and I want to do my put to share the resources I think are worthwhile investments. This article is will review … 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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S&C… Fifty Shades of Grey

Ok, admittedly it’s a title designed to draw in a little extra search engine traffic on the back of a certain film. Still, there is a deeper meaning behind the moniker though… Why, as an industry, must we always see … Continue reading

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Learn From Success

‘Unexplained winning is a sin’ This is one of the quotes that most resonates with me. It’s also one of the quotes that has had the biggest influence on my coaching philosophy. We’re all brought up with idea that mistakes … Continue reading

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The ‘Record Board’ Approach

When the priority is to improve strength I take one of two approaches: Prioritise training density Prioritise maximal training load Here’s how they differ… The ‘Rep Zone’ approach I’ve written previously about the ‘Rep Zone Concept’ – this is a … Continue reading

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Break Them Down To Build Them Up?

The perceived importance of ‘movement quality’ has exploded over the last few years, but how do we judge movement quality? Do we really know what we’re looking at? Movement screening The increasing emphasis on movement quality has led to an … Continue reading

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