These articles will help with any facet of sports training, from specifics like football training to more universal cross training ideas. Whether you need fitness training routines or strength training workouts, you’ll find them here… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
Muscle power and strength
When sports drinks don’t work
Vibration training has become increasingly popular with athletes and, much more recently, everyday fitness trainers. John Shepherd was duly despatched to find out how this unique training method works.
This drill is great for developing uni-lateral (one foot) coordination as it challenges the movement skills of athletes. Hopping drills are also great for developing lower leg strength and power.
Inspiratory muscle training as an ergogenic aid: the story so far
Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass
Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance
Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport
Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
GPS can provide coaches and athletes with invaluable information, enhancing training programmes and performance
Sports psychology: creating the right vibe in your training is vital for ensuring a productive session
If you are training where there is a good Vibe your performance will improve!
It's vital you focus on one specific area in any given training session
Beach training incorporates shuttle runs, ball games, circuit training and swimming
Could training when muscle carbohydrate stores are low be advantageous to athletes?
In this video John Shepherd finds out about the benefits of whole-body vibration training as an intra-workout recovery. Spending 30 seconds on the vibration machine, it is claimed, can clear lactate and lactic acid from the exerciser’s muscles, speeding up recovery and therefore allowing for maximum effort on subsequent sets.
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.
Is compression clothing the key to squeezing out a personal best?
John Shepherd speaks to Allyson Felix
Jeremy Wariner talks about sprinting, BBQ and Michael Johnson
Is your training diary a load of nonsense?
Can boxing fitness help non-boxers improve their performance?
Planning your sports training to ensure maximum performance gains
King of the eight-thousanders!
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Examples of a wrestling periodisation plan and specific exercises
Increasing Speed with Vibration Training
Core Training Part One
Sandbags are an effective low cost alternative to medicine ball. This drill is alternative to the conventional shoulder press with a barbell, expect you accelerate through the movement allowing for greater power development. You can adjust the weight of the sandbag to suit your strength goals.