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!

  • The Stress of Life: How stress can impact your workout
    The Stress of Life: Adaptation is a fairly simple process.  You apply a stimulus, or a “stressor” to the body and it adapts.  Go lift weights, break down some muscle, and your body responds by making the muscle stronger.  The actual process along that path is very complex and we’ll ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 06-11-12
    7 years ago
  • Interesting Infographics
    I am developing a passion for infographics and plan to do some work in the near future to present some research information in a simple way. If you are not familiar with infographics here is a definition from Wikipedia: Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data ... read more
    7 years ago
  • TGFU and Game Sense: Same, Similar, Different
    TGFU and Game Sense: Same, Similar, DifferentTeaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) emerged from the collaboration of Rod Thorpe, David Bunker and Len Almond at Loughborough University. Since its articulation in the Bulletin of Physical Education in 1982 it has been advocated with enthusiasm in physical education literature as an enhanced ... read more
    Source: Shane Pill – Learning through SportPublished on 02-10-12
    7 years ago
  • New article published #3: whole body vibration effects on obese subjects
    This article was published on Obesity Facts. It is the result of a collaboration i have with the Italian Auxological Institute. An organisation working every day to help obese patients and trying to develop innovative approaches to weight management. In this experiment we showed how whole body vibration with and ... read more
    7 years ago
  • New article published #2: Near Infrared Spectroscopy
    This is published online first and will appear in print in 2013. Here we showed how good NIRS is when assessing elite athletes. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;765:81-6. NIRS Measurements with Elite Speed Skaters: Comparison Between the Ice Rink and the Laboratory. Hesford C, Cardinale M, Laing S, Cooper CE. ... read more
    7 years ago
  • New article published: Near Infrared Spectroscopy
    This was recently published. Here we demonstrated how local measures of muscle oxygenation can provide clever information on metabolic demands and help the coaching process identify the appropriate training modalities to improve performance. The abstract is below: Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print] Effect of ... read more
    7 years ago
  • 65 reasons to be happy!
    I am finally back in London after the Olympics and the well deserved rest. It’s been an amazing few months. I did not have much time to write on the blog and I promise to keep it up to date more in the future. I was busy working for our ... read more
    7 years ago
  • Rethinking the cool down AND XC coach at University of Houston
    The Cool down- what does it do? I’ve contemplated for a while writing about the role and function of cooling down after a workout or race, but never I have never fully been able to put all the pieces together ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 09-09-12
    7 years ago
  • Rethinking the cool down AND XC coach at University of Houston
    The Cool down- what does it do? I’ve contemplated for a while writing about the role and function of cooling down after a workout or race, but never I have never fully been able to put all the pieces together to do so.  The cool down seems like such a ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 09-09-12
    7 years ago
  • Preseason is fast approaching…
    It's the time of the season that adults typically fear; the endless laps, the 'bleep test', the military-style circuit training with one-minute planks and a 12 minute run. The thoughts of not seeing a ball for six weeks and having to take your 'runners' every week as doing those miles ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 26-07-12
    7 years ago
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