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Power Development, Part III: Principles

In our last two posts ((http://www.cissik.com/blog/2017/01/power-development-part-i-foundations/ and http://www.cissik.com/blog/2017/02/power-development-part-ii-cautions/ ) we covered background information behind training for power as well as cautions with it. With this post we’ll cover some principles behind program design when it comes to power training.   In terms of principles: It’s a skill You have to train explosively Train it outside the weight room Prioritize it Train it realistically Technology is great, but…   It’s a skill I’ve included this in both of the last two...

Strength Training And Track And Field

Like most athletes, track and field athletes have strength and conditioning needs that are unique to their sport.  This post will present several principles for the track and field coach/athlete to follow when designing a strength and conditioning program: Athletes need to be strong Many athletes need to minimize weight gains Athletes need to be able to use that strength Eccentric strength is important One-legged strength and power is important   Athletes need to be strong: To a point, all...

Using Resisted Sprints

In a previous post (http://wp.me/p1XfMm-iq), I reviewed the current state of knowledge about resisted sprints.  With this post, I’d like to talk a little about how they can be used in an athlete’s speed and agility program.   First, let’s review the high points: Resisted sprinting negatively impacts velocity and sprinting mechanics while it’s being performed, but it’s unclear if this is a bad thing. If resisted sprinting is performed with the weight being a weighted belt or vest, this...

Is The FMS Related To Peformance?

The functional movement screen (FMS) has been a hotly debated topic recently for athletic performance. Does it predict injuries? Does performance on the FMS have any predictive values for athletic performance? In the latest issue of the International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance, Chapman et al investigate whether there was a relationship between performance on the FMS and track and field performance in elite U.S. track and field athletes. 121 athletes that were part of the U.S. high performance...

Sport Science and Elite Performance

I have been sitting on this article for a while. Greg Wilson, the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, wrote an editorial in the March 2013 journal essentially asking if 40 years of sport science is having an impact on sports performance. The author collected data on several track and field events from 1970 to 2012 (100 meter, 400 meter, 10,000 meter, high jump, long jump, and shot put for both men and women) as...