seems for the past few years a “new” approach is being used by S&C coaches
in that they claim the feet on the athletes body is the ALPHA & OMEGA. For
the one reason being that it is the only point of contact the athlete has with
the ground or athletic surface. I have decided to call these guys “The Foot
clan” the original definition or origin of the foot clan is below:
“The Foot Clan is a fictional
ninjutsu clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related medi...
In the world of strength & conditioning a lot of the
S&C coaches out there uses the phrase "rate of force development"
or for this text "RFD", because this is allegedly most important
component that has to be improved in sport performance. Firstly let’s start
with what is RFD?
has been defined as the rate of rise of contractile force at the beginning of a
muscle action (Aagaard et al., 2002). It has also been said that RFD is shown
in the short and long components of the stretch shor...
Basically when it comes to problems with hamstring injuries pre-hab is better that re-hab. So if you are already sitting with a hamstring injury you need to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible after you have iced it as soon as possible after the injury.
Seeing as the rehabilitation process is not part of my discussion here i am not going into much detail of that. But a good physio will be able to help with that with various therapies including but not limited to dry needling, deep ti...
Why do the same exercise routines cause greater or
smaller effects in different athletes? Why is it that if an athlete were to
copy a training routine of a famous athlete it will not create the same result
for him/her as what it did for that famous athlete?
The secret is that one should only use the general
underlying ideas of these programs and employ it in the correct manner for a
specific athlete because not all athletes have the same physical development of
the components below and this ...
at the title of this article a lot of my peers had a huge question mark on
their faces and thought: “Naat, you have been doing too many heavy squats?” “...
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