Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums

//Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums

Eccentric Strength, Overspeed Training, and Athletic Development

By | May 27th, 2013|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, Blog, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

Review of Research; Cook (2013) Three Weeks of Eccentric Training Combined with Overspeed Exercises Enhances Power and Running Speed Performance Gains in Trained Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27:1280:1286 Introduction This research (1) used experienced athletes (rugby players, approx 20 years of age, min. 2 years of structured training), and put them through a 12-week preseason training program, with 4 separate 3 week training blocks. The blocks were eccentric loading with overspeed, eccentric loading with regular speed work, traditional loading (ecc and con) with overspeed, and traditional loading with regular speed. [...]

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Stuart McGill “Why everyone needs core training” – BSMPG

By | May 23rd, 2013|FITS News, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

Stuart McGill is a legend. His contribution has shaped many professionals around the globe from the fields of strength and conditioning, therapy, MSK pain and performance researchers, health and safety officers, human resources, and sport scientists to name a few.   It was a pleasure listening to him once again. He delivered what I consider to be the best synopsis of his work to date. I thoroughly enjoyed the talk. The following notes were taken at BSMPG 2013 Conference. Disclaimer: These notes where taken during the conference to the best of my abilities [...]

Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group presentation reviews 2013

By | May 23rd, 2013|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, FITS News, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

Art Horne and his colleges put on another amazing BSMPG conference held at North Eastern. If you haven't been to a BSMPG conference you're missing out on one of the best conferences I've ever been to. I've been going for the past three years and each year gets better. Perhaps the most unique element of the event are the socials, where at a local pub / restaurant you get to connect with the rock stars of the industry. This year was extra special because 6 members of the FITS team made it Boston [...]

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The Combine Is A Trap!

By | February 25th, 2013|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, Blog, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

  As someone who is in the performance enhancement industry (for sport that is…), combine season is kind of exciting. It’s like the little brother of Track and Field at the Olympics. This is a time for the best football players in the NCAA to take a step back from some of the skills and complexity of football, and get an opportunity to display their athleticism for all of the NFL teams. It also proves to be a money maker for supplement companies, apparel companies (Under Armour sponsors it, but Adidas is trying [...]

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