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BridgeAthletic

At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.
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The Difference in Training Single and Team Sport Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Sep 3, 2019 5:18:23 PM

 

THE DECISION TO GO-IT-ALONE

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Topics: Coaching Tips, News

We Need to Train Together. It's Time To Train the Same.

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 26, 2019 3:37:49 PM

TRAIN TOGETHER. TRAIN THE SAME.

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Topics: News

Where Is The Female-Focused Strength & Conditioning Research?

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 26, 2019 7:50:14 AM

Equal Training Needs Equal Research

 

Since launching the PowerUp in January, our team has found a serious lack of research focused on female athlete development, injury and performance. 

With few resources available, training protocols are less informed, leaving many with little confidence in their strength and conditioning plans and injury-mitigation preparedness. 

 

The Latest Research

Plyometric training can improve jump performance in females under 18 years old. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of plyometric training (PT) on female youth.

There is little research focused on how different training protocols impact female youth as they mature.

Thus, these researchers sought out to evaluate the existing literature and consider how future research can become more inclusive and informative. 

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When to Introduce New Training Protocols

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 19, 2019 6:22:59 AM

Introduce New Training in the Off-Season

 

 

This is the latest research on resistance training (RT) and its impact on running performance.

The study found that one lower body RT session impairs sub-max running performance for several days post-exercise.

Why is this important? While your athletes might not be training for the next Ultra marathon, it could inform how you introduce new protocols across your training seasons. This research is among the many pointing to the importance of a 'transition' period between seasons, a topic we're focused on due to the latest NCAA guidelines.

View the New NCAA Guide

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Training Tips

Preparing for the NCAA 2019-2020 Guidelines

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 15, 2019 4:45:03 PM

The NCAA guidelines are changing the way you communicate and track athletes. Want to ensure you’re taking the right approach to stay compliant? Here’s a breakdown of what the rules are, how to prepare your team and ways to ensure your technology is supporting your work.

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Topics: Team Development, Coaching Tips, News

How To Offer Strength Training Remotely and Online

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 15, 2019 8:39:36 AM

Being able to offer remote or online strength training to athletes and clients can save you time, increase retention and reduce the structural inefficiencies of on-on-one training. That's why thousands of coaches are turning to strength training software to help provide greater access to their existing and new athletes.

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Build a Strength Program Online

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 12, 2019 8:33:45 AM

Subscribing to an online platform to help you build your strength training program is a great first step towards improving your workflow and empowering your team.

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Training Tips

Does Powerlifting Harm Heart Health?

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 5, 2019 7:38:11 AM

The Latest

A 12- week SSTP (supervised strength training program) may increase your athlete’s likelihood of developing significant arterial stiffness. This latest research found oxidative stress (OxS) increased in powerlifting athletes after this 12-week cycle. This is important as long-lasting overproduction of OxS is associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, like stroke. 

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Topics: Performance Trends

Barefoot Running: Is It For You? | BridgeAthletic

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 28, 2019 6:56:28 AM

Run Free: Consider Less Cushion

Ever since Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia clinched his record 2:15:16 record in the 1960 Olympics, the running community has sought to identify the benefits of barefoot running.

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Topics: Performance Trends