Recently I read a great blog post about the “hot hand” phenomenon by a group called Axon Potential. It is a great blog for all aspiring coaches because it helps you learn about the development of skill and motor learning regardless of what sport you work with. This is an area of interest to me because my girlfriend is completing her PhD in this area, and has helped me understand a lot about not just what to teach our athlete’s at FITS, but how to teach it, for more information click here Back [...]
No doubt those of you who read our blogs regularly have read Dr. Lam’s posts on muscular stiffness and its relationship to power development, athleticism and trunk stability. Well a little while ago whilst talking with leading beach volleyball players Christian Redmann and Ben Saxton after they completed a work out, I began to think that maybe stiffness is the key to stopping shoulder injuries as well. One of the major elements of stiffness is resistance to deformation, and if we think about an overhead athlete, this is exactly what the scapula stabilisers [...]
Do you have knee pain, a low back problem, or perhaps a shin problem? Chances are the problem isn’t related to the site of pain. The cause of the pain is deeply simple. It’s how you move and what you’ve been exposed to – that includes your posture, your diet, and your activity levels.