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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Topics: Performance Trends
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.Read More
Topics: Performance Trends