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Applied S and C – effective warm-up & movement preparation

We decided to put warming-up and movement preparation back on the radar in light of some stuff we’ve seen in the field and read from strength and conditioning coaches and physiotherapists, over the past 12 months. Just so there’s no confusion, neuromuscular warm-ups (NMWU) including the FIFA 11+ are  warm-ups that can assist in reducing soft-tissue injuries in individuals(…)

Speed training monitoring

Speed training monitoring

Speed is arguably the most important physical performance quality in field sports. Training to develop speed should ensure that the session is based on quality of repetitions, not quantity. Therefore, quantitative analysis of a training session should ensure this is the case. How to do it Use a fatigue index. Quantifying fatigue If your session comprises of 6 sprints,(…)

Exercise and Aging

Exercise and Aging

Japan is facing the demographic time bomb faster than any other nation. With a median age of 45 years, they have more older adults with fewer younger adults than anywhere else in the world. Ohtake, et al 2013 began to analyze the thresholds for long-term care, falls and other signs of aging. They divided a(…)