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Stretching: Acute versus Regular

Stretching is a time honored tradition in sports, but has recently been highly scrutinized both in the research literature and in the coaching field. As a result, many have banished stretching to the exercise waste basket in favor of other methods. But is that entirely justified?....

For the complete post, please visit HERE at Swimming Science.

Heart Rate vs. Heart Rate Variability: Endurance Sport Application, Part I(A)

Before moving to Part II of this series (evidence of HRV applications in endurance athletes), I think it’s worth brief detour… 

(See Part I HERE)

Heart Rate vs. Heart Rate Variability: Endurance Sport Application, Part I

Why are you telling me to track heart rate variability?  I thought heart rate was unreliable??  

The Psoas...Length, Strength, and Timing

The psoas...still not fully understood and often overlooked.  Generally the psoas is believed to work in hip flexion and lumbar stabilization, with possible contributions to hip rotation.  

Notes from 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Arizona State Clinic: Part II

 

Part I (morning session) is HERE

Dr. Jared Porter: Practice Makes Perfect.  Strategies to Make Practice and Training More Efficient and More Effective

*Teacher = Coach; Student =  Athlete

*Coaches often fail to investigate coaching process

*Well trained does not always equal well learned

Notes from 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Arizona State Clinic: Part I

Last weekend we attended the annual National Strength and Conditioning Association Arizona State Clinic in Phoenix.  As with last year, host Nick Winkelman brought an amazing speaker lineup for a variety of topics.  This post is the first of two installments, with the information below covering the morning session.  Stay tuned for Part II.