GOAL SETTING AT DOOLIN PERFORMANCE

Goal setting is a vital, yet often overlooked part of optimizing training and sports performance. A training plan without specific goals that are well thought out and individualized to each athlete is essentially worthless. So what is goal setting?? Goal setting for sports performance is the process of identifying optimum performance standards and developing a series of systematic steps to…

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Individualizing Conditioning For Team Training: PART 2 – PROGRAMMING

MAS TRAINING Once we know the athletes MAS(m/s) it’s up to the coach to decide what timings and percent MAS they wish to use in their training programme. Generally a work:rest ratio of 15s:15s is used with a 100%:70% intensity ratio. The following is a sample training session with the above ratios….   MAS = 3.33m/s Work = 15s at…

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Individualizing Conditioning for Team Training 

PART 1: TESTING   Gone are the days (or at least they should be!) of coaches in pre-season sending teams on endless laps to build their “engine” for the competitive season ahead. Even at the “weekend warrior” levels of sport coaches are continually looking for ways to get teams fitter and faster. However in the team environment there can be…

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND MECHANICAL LOW BACK PAIN

Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) can be a major factor affecting sports performance. Affected athletes may experience substantial decrements in both training and performance in their sport. It is estimated that in a given year 6%-15% of athletes will experience low back pain generally resulting in 4-6 weeks recovery (**if the athlete reports the problem and seeks treatment). In certain…

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