Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance.
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT It is fairly common for ultra-endurance athletes (i.e. trail runners, Ironman distance triathletes, etc.) to avoid resistance training as part of their in-season training program. If the athlete does any resistance training then it is at a very low intensity and volume, typically avoiding the legs because
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Of the various components that comprise a client’s total physical fitness program, cardiorespiratory endurance is probably the most misunderstood and underrated. In order to understand how to perform cardiorespiratory training in the most effective and efficient way, clients must first understand how
Designing a training program for an athlete to peak for competition is one of the driving goals for sports performance specialists. From the big picture annual macrocycle, to the monthly mesocycle breakdown, and the finely detailed microcycle, periods of rest need to be included in these plans to avoid overtraining