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Assign %Difficulty to Individualize Training

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Dec 12, 2017 7:57:47 PM

 

Creating individualized programs is never easy. Physiology, level of experience, and the rate of progression varies wildly from athlete to athlete and creating programs to challenge and progress athletes can require both constant program updates and repetitive testing. Using percentages of max results is not always the best option for all athletes and practitioners. We understand. That’s why we have created and optimized our algorithm for %Difficulty.

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Topics: S+C, News, Coaching Technology, Coaches

Holiday Maintenance For Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Dec 7, 2017 6:30:00 AM

3 Tips For Staying Fit During The Holidays

In these glorious few weeks from December through the beginning of January, the last thing your athletes are likely thinking of is strength training. Holiday training can be a period of intense muscle soreness and physical fatigue. However, staying in better shape by maintaining strength through the holidays will help your athletes get back to their training routine faster and set the team up for a great season and new year. Here are three ways your athletes can maintain their strength over the course of the holidays.

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Topics: S+C, Travel

The Bridge | EXOS Experience

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Dec 5, 2017 10:36:22 AM

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology, Coaches

Coach Jordan Webb Gets a Head Start to His Season with BridgeAthletic

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Sep 25, 2017 5:37:24 PM

 

Every day we hear championship stories about how BridgeAthletic's strength training software is helping coaches and athletes achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. By making coaches more efficient, the department more connected, and athletes' development more accessible, the BridgeAthletic strength training software takes athletic programs to the next level. These stories motivate us to build better athletes in all sports around the world. Featured in this #BridgeBuilt Series is Jordan Webb, the University of Notre Dame’s Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach and Head of Sports Science, who talks about the success his team of coaches and athletes has using BridgeAthletic’s platform.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology, College Athletes

Swim-Specific Baseline Testing

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Sep 18, 2017 9:34:04 AM

 

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Topics: S+C, Swimming, Coaches

The Importance of Core Stability in Swimming

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 30, 2017 1:39:09 PM

A strong core is a requirement for swimmers looking to increase speed and improve technique. In order for swimmers to minimize drag resistance through the water, the core plays a very important role in keeping the body in a stable streamline position. Further, core muscles that are not well conditioned can lead to technical flaws and stroke inefficiencies, which could make or break a chance at the podium.

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Topics: S+C, Swimming

Designing Dryland to Improve Flip Turns

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 21, 2017 11:36:15 AM

Oftentimes in swimming, it is said that a flip turn will make or break a race. Considered to be a “blind” turn, a swimmer’s head should stay directly in line with their body and not look around at their competition when completing the motion. The goal of a flip turn is to eliminate extra drag and remove any unnecessary body movements to quickly change directions. Swimmers must trust themselves when coming to the wall in order for it to be a successful transition. While a large part of a swimmer’s focus should be on the somersault going into the flip turn, an explosive push off the wall can be the determining factor on out touching opponents.

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Topics: S+C, Swimming

Importance of a Taper Phase in Dryland Training

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 2, 2017 9:45:47 AM

Preparing for competition both mentally and physically is essential for the big day. From early morning practices to intense dryland training, swimmers have put in the hard work to get ahead of their competition. During the crucial weeks and days leading up to swim meets, swimmers should properly implement a taper phase in their training to optimize performance on race day.

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Topics: S+C, Recovery, Swimming

Increase Agility, Power, and Speed Outside the Weight Room

Posted by Sarah Connors on Aug 1, 2017 11:34:55 AM

A large factor in achieving success in volleyball is the ability to quickly react to situations on the court and use full-body strength to win points. Whether players are training on the court or in the weight room, increasing player agility, power, and speed will enhance game day performance. Here is a list of volleyball-specific exercises that coaches can implement before or after practices when players do not have access to the weight room.

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

 

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