Learn about motivation techniques that have proven successful for athletes and teams, and how you can adapt and apply them in both training and competition.
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Dietary protein is just one part of the equation to promote an optimal environment for muscles to adapt to physical training.
You have probably heard about the importance of building an “aerobic base.” Maybe you think that means just doing long, slow distance (LSD) training.
For the following four speed drills, coaches should organize their athletes into three different groups: skilled players, big skilled players and big men.
Toughness is hard to define. You can’t find toughness within an athletes physiological makeup, and you won’t see any toughness reps on a lift card. It’s an intangible quality, an attitude, and it’s developed by stressing those things which are critical to its growth over a long period of time.
For the strength and conditioning coach, champions aren’t decided in the winter. This group of process-focused and effort-driven coaches win championships in the hot summer months of hard work and dedication that go largely unnoticed by the outside world.
Coaches play an instrumental role in the prevention of heat illness. Although there are some factors that are out of the coach’s control in terms of prevention of heat illness, there are 11 important actions that can be addressed.
Here’s our salute to the hard-working, never-say-die high school football player. Only you know what it takes to be the best you can be. And only you can deliver it.
LSU assistant strength and conditioning coordinator Eric Donoval has embraced the ever-changing world of technology, and is finding the process more rewarding and intuitive than he thought possible just a few short years ago.
If you’re looking to get fit in a hurry, you should hit high intensities often. But understand that you are getting fit by only attacking one side of the equation, and there’s a limit to how fit you can ultimately get this way (not to mention a greater risk of injury and overtraining). Complete aerobic fitness happens when you put in the work at low intensities over time and develop the “low end” aerobic adaptations to support the higher intensity work.
The off-season brings many tough challenges for coaches, but it also brings some amazing opportunities. This is particularly true for strength and conditioning coaches, who often describe the off-season as “the fun part of the job.”