Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently applied to fitness and conditioning programs. Previously, the benefits of stretching were based on perceived notions (Bracko, 2002), whereas now there
Applying agility and quickness training for performance is more than just ladder and cone drills. Knowing how to systematically structure the types of drills, when to use them, how intense, and applying proper recovery cycles will increase the probabilities of performance success. Here we’ll share the basis of applying structured
Looking to build endurance? What about power? Do dreams of being an all-star hitter or marathon runner need to be dashed if twitch ratios aren’t ideal? Not necessarily. The types of muscle fibers targeted in different types of training programs can impact performance goals.
Power is the ability to quickly produce large amounts of force. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? What about clients seeking to improve general fitness? Power is essential for both groups. By incorporating plyometric exercises into training programs, the speed and
By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Medicine Ball Slams A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning earlier this year examined the effects of core strength on the measure of power in the extremities. There has been several studies showing evidence of core strength on injury