6 Steps to Building a Dominant Volleyball-Specific Strength and Conditioning Program

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 23, 2017 10:13:30 AM

Success on the court comes from hard work in the weight room. A volleyball-specific strength and conditioning program can optimize a player’s performance, reduce the risk of injury, and lead to quicker recovery. Here’s a six-step guide on how to build a successful volleyball strength and conditioning program:

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball, Training

How to Pass Preseason Fitness Tests

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 21, 2017 8:16:15 AM

Soccer players spend the entire summer preparing for their dreaded preseason fitness test. Ranging from the infamous beep-test to a strenuous timed run, most soccer teams require their athletes to complete a fitness test at the beginning of preseason. It is the first chance an athlete has to make a good impression and will set the bar for the rest of the season.

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Topics: S+C, Soccer, College Athletes

Workout of the Week: MedBall Circuit

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

New and want to try out the BridgeAthletic app experience for yourself? The Workout of the Week will now be available as an in-app experience!  For all our loyal followers, sign up here to join the team and receive the Workout of the Week on your mobile device.  Just give us the basics and we'll set you up on our workout team.  

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

Step 2: Download the BridgeTracker app on your mobile device.

Step 3: We will send you an invite to join the Weekly Workout team. Once you get this, finish your profile and you'll get our Workout of the Week each Friday!

 

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Topics: Workout of the Week

Why Volleyball Players Need Strength and Conditioning

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 20, 2017 9:02:30 AM

A volleyball-specific strength and conditioning program can optimize a player’s performance on the court. Whether athletes are still developing or competing at the highest level, spending time in the weight room building a strength foundation can be the difference between winning and losing a game. Here are three key reasons why volleyball coaches should incorporate strength training in their program:

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Sports Psychology: Journey to Achieving a Successful Outcome

Posted by Brian Alexander on Jun 19, 2017 8:15:00 AM

This month’s edition of Sports Psychology is for coaches and individual athletes who want to plan for success and set long-term goals with short-term objectives.

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Topics: Sport Science

A Player's Worst Nightmare

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 15, 2017 8:15:17 AM

Soccer players all over the world cringe at the thought of tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Unfortunately, this season-ending injury is very common amongst soccer players. In the United States alone, there are between 100,000 and 200,000 ACL ruptures per year (Friedberg). The ACL connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and serves as an important stabilizer in the knee to prevent bones from over-extension and over-rotation. However, typical movements in soccer can put an immense amount of stress on a player’s knee causing injury. An ACL rupture is certainly one of the most serious knee injuries in soccer, but after surgery and rehabilitation athletes can return to play within 6-12 months.

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Topics: S+C, Sport Science, Soccer

Good Nutritional Habits for Student-Athletes

Posted by Grace Anne D'Amico on Jun 14, 2017 9:11:41 AM

Nutrition is one of the most, if not the most, important aspects of being an athlete. The way an athlete treats their body before and after workouts on a daily basis can transform overall performance from being good to great. It is imperative to take time to prioritize and plan nutrition in order to keep your body healthy and happy!

 

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Topics: Nutrition, Recovery, College Athletes

The Importance of Flexibility and Mobility for a Better Underwater Dolphin Kick

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 14, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Underwater dolphin kicking has completely transformed the sport of swimming. Considered as swimming’s fifth stroke, the dolphin kick is the best way to improve overall race times and efficiency in the pool. The kick allows swimmers to move faster than any surface stroke since there is less resistance underwater. The purpose of underwater kicking is not to generate speed, but rather to delay the slowing down process from powerful starts and turns for as long as possible. In order to do this, swimmers need to form a tight streamline while incorporating a powerful kick to minimize the water resistive force. Developing a powerful underwater kick is not an easy task. However, working hard in the weight room and the pool are key to mastering the dolphin kick.

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Topics: S+C, Swimming

Workout of the Week: MedBall Full Body Workout

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 14, 2017 6:05:00 AM

New and want to try out the BridgeAthletic app experience for yourself? The Workout of the Week will now be available as an in-app experience!  For all our loyal followers, sign up here to join the team and receive the Workout of the Week on your mobile device.  Just give us the basics and we'll set you up on our workout team.  

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

Step 2: Download the BridgeTracker app on your mobile device.

Step 3: We will send you an invite to join the Weekly Workout team. Once you get this, finish your profile and you'll get our Workout of the Week each Friday!

 

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Topics: Workout of the Week