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Muscle power and strength
Key breakthroughs in endurance and strength training and what they mean for athletes
The weighted sled provides a number of training opportunities to develop numerous facets of fitness. It is versatile enough to develop anaerobic and aerobic fitness and is therefore a suitable means of training for many athletes.
The seated calf raise is another good calf exercise.
Sports therapy: What athletes should know about using acupuncture to improve sport performance
Can lifting weights help middle distance runners run faster or further with no corresponding improvements in aerobic fitness?
Mass is important in sports where moving objects- either people or heavy implements- requires the use of momentum
by Reggie Johal, owner of Predator Nutrition
Failing to maintain strength levels can lead to injury and a drop in form
Using power in specific sport situations
This video will focus on improving your core strength by using added resistance, with pulley machines and medicine balls and dynamic throwing movements. You can see the exercises being performed, and learn important technique tips in the associated video.
Sled training provides a number of training opportunities to develop performance
A training schedule to improve muscular strength
The strength preparation phase of training
Improve your core stability with a fitball!
These exercises will challenge your ability to hold good posture and pelvic alignment against both body weight and the instability of the Fitball. The positions of the holds are similar to the static floor exercises, except that they are performed on the ball.
Core stability training
Core training to maximise your sports performance
Your core (back and abdominal muscles) are key to optimum sports performance. This area acts as a transmission, allowing your limbs to exert maximum force and power. A weak core can lead to reduced sports performance, as it may not allow you to direct all the power you’re generating where you need – through the track, for example, if you are a sprinter.
Targeted core strengthening work can reduce the risk of back pain
Certain squat variations have much to offer power and strength athletes
Concurrent training: how to simultaneously train upper and lower body strength, muscular endurance and flexibility
Research suggests that concurrent training can train several aspects of fitness at once
Can this latest strength training research blow away conventional methods?
A 2 month base strength plan
The traditional methods of resistance training might not be the most effective way to increase strength
Training for both strength and endurance will never be as effective as training for either individually
Strengthening exercises to improve your throwing performance