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

Dynamic Soccer Warm-Up to Enhance Athletic Performance

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM

A proper dynamic warm-up is an important step to prepare an athlete’s body to perform at maximum intensity during a workout, training session, and competition. In the past, a traditional warm-up routine involved a light jog followed by extensive static stretching. Studies have shown that too much static stretching lengthens muscles and nerves, which in turn decreases athletic performance for up to two hours. Unlike this “sit and stretch” method, an active dynamic warm-up increases body and core temperature, increases blood flow to muscles, focuses the athlete’s mind on the task ahead, and enhances coordination and motor ability. Thus, an effective dynamic warm-up should incorporate sport-specific movements and cause athletes to break a sweat in order to optimize athletic performance.

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Topics: S+C, Competition, Soccer, Training