1. Sport Specific Training The best form of training for any sport is the sport itself. To be effective, a training program must mimic and reproduce the functional movements and metabolic demands of the sport being trained for. Sport-specific training as well as Position-specific training challenges athletes to perform these movements and patterns safely, efficiently, […]
More Early Training. There needs to be more early training in the female athlete! Neuromuscular imbalances occur between the ages of 11 and 15 and according to Researchers, the peak age for an ACL rupture is 16! Training needs to be implemented early on in the athlete’s career so that these imbalances are corrected before it […]
ACL tears or ruptures can occur in sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball. Sports involving an excessive amount of cutting, pivoting and jumping can all cause an injury to the ACL. While most male athletes suffer ACL tears in collision sports, according to Timothy Hewett, director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics […]
The Big Question Why train female athlete’s differently? What is so structurally different in females that will cause a Strength Coach to implement different exercises? Why are female athletes more prone to knee injuries, specifically the ACL, than men? According to Timothy Hewett, the director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital […]
This is a great tutorial on how to use body landmarks to teach athletes basic squat patterns. So many squat variations occur, but the principle hip/hinge movement stays the same. Enjoy!