FROM YOUR TOES TO YOUR NOSE*- Barefoot Training for Athletic Performance

*Disclaimer- Ok soooooo I might have lied, I’m not actually going to tell you how to train your nose….. But seen as you’re here, Bare with me!! (get it??) and have a little read through, I promise you’ll take something away from it that’ll benefit your training!! For most people we rarely give our feet a second thought. They’re there…

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SPPPPEED TRAINING- Building an explosive foundation!!

Speed is a massive determinant of successful athletic performance. We hear it all the time, I need to be faster to the ball, I need to be faster to beat my opponent. So what we normally do is jump straight into acceleration drills, top end speed drills, plyometrics etc… And that’s fine, we need to train fast to be fast…

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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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