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Emerson Turnier: pre-fight preparation & conditioning CYCLE 1

Emerson Turnier: pre-fight preparation & conditioning CYCLE 1

This is CYCLE 1 of a hypertrophy/strength preparation program, which is the necessary start-point before increasing strength-power. (At a later stage I will debunk on why I would suggest these particular exercises for a fighter who needs to acquire strength and power but who’s not necessarily used to weight lifting). The numbers, reps, sets, weight,(…)

Sean “Maxer” Brennan: all year round conditioning!

Sean “Maxer” Brennan: all year round conditioning!

For those of us that are involved in professional sport, managing the off-season and pre-season periods can be difficult at the best of times for the standard team or athlete competing from September – May. How much time an athlete needs in the off-season is always planned, but often comes down to subjective feelings of the athlete & coach,(…)

Frederico Moojen: off-season & pre-season conditioning

Frederico Moojen: off-season & pre-season conditioning

Our pro football expert Frederico kicks off his soccer series for us here. Freddy gives us a unique insight into his off-season/pre-season conditioning, taking us from the sunny beaches of Brazil to fitness testing and week 1-8 pre-season. Enjoy! — It is usually a good idea to do some kind of training during the few weeks of off-season.(…)

Aerobic and anaerobic contribution to 5km time-trial running

Aerobic and anaerobic contribution to 5km time-trial running

The importance of  both LSD and HIT training for improved athletic performance are demonstrated in the research. Baumann et al. (2011) have conducted a neat study highlighting the importance of both aerobic and anaerobic fitness on 5km time-trial performance. A group of trained cross-country runners (n=13) were tested for repeated sprint ability (RSA 50m), maximal anaerobic speed,(…)

Long or short warm-up?

Long or short warm-up?

There seems to be little consensus on how to perform an adequate warm-up. We posted on sports-specific warming-up for football where the practice is to graduate from low intensity activity into higher intensity activity including sprints and plyometrics. This protocol has been shown to prevent injuries, however no reference is made by the studies as to the(…)