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!

  • Transcranial direct-current stimulation – don’t try it at home
    “Many Shubs and Zulls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you.” I’ve written before about tDCS and in particular the device produced by a company called foc.us; a company marketing a tDCS device to gamers. As a brief ... read more
    6 years ago
  • In favour of steady state aerobics for athletes
    Interval training, particularly very “intense”, short interval protocols like Tabata are still very much en vogue in rugby conditioning circles these days. Coaches and players alike still seem labour under the misapprehension that steady state cardio makes you slow, fat [...] CONTINUE READING The post In favour of steady ... read more
    Source: Keir Wenham-Flatt – Rugby Strength CoachPublished on 05-06-14
    6 years ago
  • random ramblings pt II…
    It’s ALL connected!Science is concerned with analysis - the process of reducing a complex system into its constituent parts and dealing with those parts in isolation.  Philosophy is concerned with synthesis - the process of reconstituting the whole from its parts.  Analysis and synthesis (like science and philosophy) are complimentary ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 05-06-14
    6 years ago
  • Classifying Runners- Fun with numbers
    In my book, I had an entire section on individualization and how to classify runners. Most coaches rely on simply splitting Instead, I tried to expound upon a model using a Fast Twitch vs. Slow Twitch fiber continuum for each ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 03-06-14
    6 years ago
  • Classifying Runners- Fun with numbers
    In my book, I had an entire section on individualization and how to classify runners. Most coaches rely on simply splitting Instead, I tried to expound upon a model using a Fast Twitch vs. Slow Twitch fiber continuum for each event. Where we expand and instead of classify someone as ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 03-06-14
    6 years ago
  • Non-linear Talent Development: An Adaptive Transitional Development Model
    Traditionally, it has been said that a grade cricketer is only ever two great performances away from playing for Australia. However, can it be still said nowadays? In a recent article (see my earlier post on learning to bat before learning to bat) Greg Chappell suggested that the talent pathway ... read more
    6 years ago
  • How do we design our PE programs?
    I recently had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynotes to the South Australian HPE Conference and then the Central Queensland HPE Conference. Both conference organising committees asked me to be provocative and challenging as well as providing suggestions to move the practice of school PE forward. While thinking about ... read more
    Source: Shane Pill – Learning through SportPublished on 23-05-14
    6 years ago
  • lessons from Jiro…
    In the basement of a nondescript building opposite the Ginza metro station in Tokyo, sits one of the world’s most exclusive restaurants.  With only 10 seats, no menu, a three month waiting list, and a $400 price tag for a twenty minute meal, Sukiyabashi Jiro is an unlikely source for ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 23-05-14
    6 years ago
  • Rule Breaking is Contagious- How the Brain causes social concepts to spread
    We’re all familiar with the idea that germs and diseases can be contagious. It makes perfect sense that if our family or social circle has people who are sick that our chances of getting sick if we are around them ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 18-05-14
    6 years ago
  • Rule Breaking is Contagious- How the Brain causes social concepts to spread
      We’re all familiar with the idea that germs and diseases can be contagious. It makes perfect sense that if our family or social circle has people who are sick that our chances of getting sick if we are around them increases. It doesn’t mean we automatically get sick, thanks ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 18-05-14
    6 years ago
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