Coaching Matters Blog Round Up

Coaching Matters, my round up of articles & videos is proving more & more popular so I thought I would provide an RSS feed of the sites I visit most regularly for those who would like the most up to date posts as they happen.

The articles update on an hourly basis so bookmark the page & keep coming back. If I am missing any good blogs drop me an email or let me know on Twitter @SiNainby. Enjoy!

  • A Squat Progression That Works in the Strength Trenches
    [mashshare] I’ve shared my squat progression at clinics and on social media many times. Inevitably, there is always a coach in the crowd who wants to debate the validity of my exercise selection or correct my ignorance with a more efficient teaching method. Awesome. Question everything and be as ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 08-04-20
    57 mins ago
  • Hold the Sports Drink: Hydrating and Refueling Youth Athletes for Success!
    [mashshare] Work hard on the farm, stay focused in the classroom, participate in multiple sports year-round while trying to attain quality sleep each night. This was my life as an adolescent, and I learned early on the influential role diet played in my energy levels. I kept a food ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 07-04-20
    1 day ago
  • Defining and Applying Load, Force, Velocity, Acceleration, and Power to VBT
    [mashshare] Bob Alejo called me up and said, “Hey B, what’s new? Or should I say, what’s new with VBT? I want another article on it.” There are a couple of things that I’ve been doing: the first with force-velocity profiling and the second with creating load-velocity profiles and ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 06-04-20
    2 days ago
  • TidyX Episode 4: patchwork & Interactive Graphics
    In Episode 4, Ellis Hughes and I go over R code from Dr. Maggie Sorgin, who used data on beer production, provided by the TidyTuesday Project, to create a nice plot of multiple data visualizations using the patchwork package. In this episode we touch on: The patchwork R package, which ... read more
    Source: Patrick Ward – Optimum Sports PerformancePublished on 06-04-20
    2 days ago
  • 6 Mental Skills to Get the Most out of Your Athletes
    [mashshare] Coaches and athletes are always looking for better ways to train, but leaving out the mindset from the equation is foolish. This article shares six essential mental areas that help good athletes become great, and the great athletes legendary. If you were to study some of the greatest ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 05-04-20
    3 days ago
  • Weightlifting Progressions Even XL & Long-Limbed Athletes Can Perform
    [mashshare] Imagine the chair of your Chemistry department walking into your president’s office and saying, “Organic chemistry is just too difficult to teach.” It’s absurd that many of us teach at institutions of higher learning and dismiss weightlifting movements as “too complicated to teach” and avoid them altogether with ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 04-04-20
    4 days ago
  • Wendler’s Supplement List
    In a recent rapid-fire Q and A session on Instagram, @JimWendler was asked "Any general health supplements you like?" He responded "Pro-biotic/enzyme is the main one. My wife is desperately trying to keep me alive so she gives me a few fish oils a day and probably ... read more
    Source: Jim Wendler – You are being lied to…Published on 03-04-20
    5 days ago
  • Homework in the time of Corona
    It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of uncompleted homework. Gabriel Garcia Marquez I've never been much of fan of homework, not as a child, not as a teacher and nor as a parent. It's always seemed a quite unnecessary imposition. As a ... read more
    Source: David Didau – The Learning SpyPublished on 03-04-20
    5 days ago
  • Coaching Career Growth and Mental Fortitude with Arianna Luther
    [mashshare] Arianna Luther is currently the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Nevada, Reno. She works primarily with track and field, cross country, and men’s tennis. Her athletic background includes 16 years of competitive gymnastics and a short transition into Olympic weightlifting. Coach Luther was ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 03-04-20
    5 days ago
  • Demystifying Off-Feet Conditioning for Team Sport Athletes
    [mashshare] Alternative means of conditioning aren’t new, but we are getting better at prescribing conditioning to support athlete performance outside of running. Off-feet conditioning, or energy system training outside of running, is an area that every coach will likely need to navigate eventually. For decades, athletes have cross-trained to ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 02-04-20
    6 days ago
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