Considering a youth strength training program? Important information to read before you do.
Bigger Faster Stronger 2nd Edition eBook
For high school athletes, especially those who play more than one sport, the BFS rotational set�rep system is superior to the most sophisticated periodization systems.
Heart Rate Training eBook
One of the most valuable long-term pieces of information you can gather is resting heart rate.
The Athlete's Clock
We take a closer look at studies into the effects daily activity and caloric restriction have on animals, and what the results might mean for humans.
The Athlete's Clock eBook
The concept of pacing is rooted in the idea that athletes make cognitive, purposeful decisions regarding velocity based on previous experience and sensory input.
Marathon runners were not alone in this belief. Cyclists in the race that was considered the ultimate physical challenge�the Tour de France�were advised similarly: �Avoid drinking when racing, especially in hot weather. Drink as little as possible, and with the liquid not too cold. It is only a question of will power.
Developing Endurance eBook
For endurance athletes, the normal progression of fitness begins by developing a good aerobic base (see figure 3.1).
Stretching Anatomy 2nd Edition eBook
Ideally, dynamic stretches are done as part of a warm-up program just before engaging in an activity.
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.
Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength-2nd Edition
Get on the floor in a push-up position with your feet placed in the stirrups of a TRX. Adjust the TRX handles so that they are just above the floor. Tuck your knees in toward your chest. Hold the tucked position for a second, and then return to the starting position by extending your legs back.
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.