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Coaching and Music: Play your Part

Effective coaching is very much like performing in a musical group.  It’s a team effort in which everyone must play their part.  Unless you’re solo act, you don’t get to carry the melody in every song.  Sometimes you play the melody and sometimes you play the harmony.  Your role may even change many times within the same song.  However, if you don’t have sheet music telling you what notes to play, good musicians can still improvise.  But even without a written part, each musician knows when to lead the group and when to follow.

2012 Continuing Education Seminar Reviews

We take continuing education very seriously here.  As the year closes, it's a good chance to look back at the formal educational opportunities we've had in 2012...let's just say this was quite an epic year learning from true legends in our field!  

Dan John

Exploring Causes of Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps: Part III

Adding to the growing evidence that exercise associated muscle cramps are unrelated to hydration status and electrolyte balance….

See also, Part I and Part II

Swim Sci Article Update

A few recent articles to update from recent weeks at Swimming Science.  Been busy with our upcoming book project, hence the slight delay in posting these!

Review of Bret Contreras' new product, Hip Extension Torque

Hell Week Training and Swimming

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Research Update

A couple of recent new FMS related studies to review before year’s end.  For previous reviews see Functional Movement Screen 2011 Summary and More Functional Movement Screen Research.