When baseball coaches observe power pitchers who can throw hard, or position players who can gun down baserunners, they talk about players with great arms or strong arms.
Principles and Practice of Resistance Training
Understanding the basic science of muscles creates a higher potential to create a successful training program.
Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance eBook
Bob Bowman, most recently known for his successful coaching of Michael Phelps in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, offers advice on the planning phase of tapering for elite swimmers.
Developing Agility and Quickness
Adding a third cone allows for different combinations of movements and increases the complexity of the drills. To set up for three-cone drills, coaches should place three cones in a straight line, spaced approximately 5 yards (5 m) apart.
Triathlon Science eBook
Combination workouts bring two or more disciplines into a single workout, either for convenience or for specific race preparation.
The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements eBook
Most athletes, whether in training or competition, have been forced to perform in either hot and humid or cold conditions.
Stretching Anatomy 2nd Edition eBook
Muscles such as the biceps brachii are complex organs composed of nerves, blood vessels, tendons, fascia, and muscle cells.
Developing the Core
Fast swimming relies on an athlete�s ability to simultaneously generate propulsive force with the arms and legs while attempting to minimize the drag resistance experienced as she knifes through the water.
When implementing plyometric training to enhance performance in youth, the suggested approach is to integrate resistance, plyometric, and speed training into a progressive conditioning program in which the volume and intensity of training periodically change throughout the year.
Conditioning Young Athletes eBook
It is appropriate to moderately increase the intensity of training during the athletic formation stage of development. Although most athletes are still vulnerable to injuries, their bodies and capacities are rapidly developing.
Endurance athletes often believe the more they train, the better the results. But according to the NSCA’s Ben Reuter, recovery time is just as important when developing an effective endurance training program.