Articles

 

July 13, 2018

Rotation, Breathing, and Tri-Planar Athletic Development

 

Michelle Boland: Just like everything else, when quality is lost, the activity becomes ineffective. I think that rotational movements become effective with frontal plane control. Once frontal plane control is established, then you can gain rotational mechanics.

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July 9, 2018

7 Key Programming Variables

 

Everything is what you make of it. When I sit down to program design for teams many variables must be considered and priorities established. First, there needs to be a macroscopic goal related to a desired outcome. Second, I need to match my approach to that goal. My approach involves the consideration of progression toward the defined goal and the use of specific concepts.

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April 12, 2018

Paradigm Shift in Sports Performance

We also can take away from this theory that there are no absolutes. Sports performance can and should incorporate a wide variety of knowledge and the PURSUIT of knowledge. If you do what you have always done, you will be what you’ve always been. Explore not just the what but explain how and why it happens. 

We need to start rewriting what our industry is rather than letting people define what our field is…

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March 4, 2018

Position Defined: Part 2

In the field of strength and conditioning and in the fitness industry we have certain sacred cows and dogmas that we blindly follow without truly understanding the reasons and rationales. The cues of ‘chest up’ and ‘butt out’ have been shoved down our throats and it is time to question and address why these are not be the best cues to provide our athletes and clients. We hope that understanding the elevator and doorframe analogies of stress will provide reasons and rationale for our training principles and techniques that we have outlined.

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February 26, 2018

Position Defined: Part 1

Do you ever think about what you’re doing?

Do you ever think about the consequences of what you may be doing? As strength and conditioning and fitness professionals we need to begin to re-examine sacred cows with a more discerning eye in relation to technique cues, what exercises should look like, and the purpose of the exercises selected.

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August 12, 2017

An Athlete’s relationship with an Exercise Environment   

via Afferentation & Energy

It’s all just sensory. More information is efficient performance. Sensory is sports performance…This article was written after working with an athlete that I did NOT understand from a movement and impingement perspective. I am thankful for not understanding and for the ability to ATTEMPT to understand. Attempting to understand lead me into ideas, concepts, and thoughts that I am grateful for. Thank you to that athlete that made me better.

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JULY 27, 2017

Allostatic Overload: Stress and Emotional Context Part 2

Your body adapts to different demands in different ways. The choices you make in training can dictate those adaptations of allostatic overload. What could this physically look like?

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JULY 26, 2017

It’s NOT about the Grind, It’s about BUILDING. 

Create dialogue and communication with other individuals in the field. Create discussions with other interns. Hear other opinions and perspectives. Exchange ideas, thoughts, and programs. You may not agree. You may not want to speak to others, but hearing a different perspective helps you grow. Be able to talk about ‘the WHY’ and ‘the HOW’: I emphasize this because your ability to understand concepts in more important than knowing facts. Try to explain concepts, not regurgitate facts or other people’s opinions. Think for yourself, but don’t be by yourself (isolated). If you can explain something to another person in different ways, then you can truly understand something.

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JULY 23, 2017

Allostatic Overload: Stress and Emotional Context Part 1

Okay, I get it… ‘Allostasis’ has become the new catch phrase. However, I think it places an emphasis and understanding on the consequences of training adaptations. No, not every adaptation we make to training is positive for health and well-being; training can be associated with a cost. Consequence can have both a positive and negative result, but cost is associated with a price to pay… 

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