Exercise Transfer in Sports How movements transfer to athletic performance is part of the evaluation process in exercise selection. The goal of any program is to use exercises with a positive transfer of training. Exercises that relate to the athletic qualities needed for an event will have the highest transfer rate. Modern training programs emphasize […]
Preparation UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden believed competitive greatness is the ability be at your best when it is needed. Athletes should enjoy the thrills, pressures, nerves and emotions of the competition. You can only control certain factors in your competition and life; control the controllable. Rarely does everything go smoothly in a competition. There […]
To maximize learning, track and field practice should be well thought out and designed. Creating a productive learning environment for athletes requires planning, clear instruction, challenging tasks, feedback and communication.
The Olympic athletes stated that the challenge and love of competition, the desire for success and fun were the main motivational factors that lead to their success. Love of sport and activity, early success and the people in their lives (parents, coaches and peers) were the top influencers for the Olympic athletes surveyed. Most Olympians competed […]
Bodyweight Strength and Circuits Bodyweight strength is the athlete’s ability to generate muscular force without resistance from outside sources. Bodyweight strength is the ability to overcome bodyweight resistance without external loading. Bodyweight training will improve muscle balance and help the body adapt to training loads by increasing overall body strength. Here is a great article […]
Track and Field Nutrition Are your athletes eating right? Track and field athletes have various nutritional needs depending on the requirement of the specific training regimen. First, general principles of proper nutrition will be reviewed, followed by tips and considerations for different event groups in track and field. Finally, sample food options that best fit the athletic […]
Triple Jump Takeoff Experiments and Responses Boo Schexnayder The History In my formative years of coaching, I became intrigued with the takeoff from the board in the triple jump. Drawing upon my coaching experience in this and other events, there were several factors I was convinced were important to success. Of course, I was sure […]
Lowering the Center of Mass for the Triple Jump Takeoff Success and Problems Boo Schexnayder Reasons for SuccessIt seems that this technique of lowering the body slightly once it has passed the takeoff foot crated the potential for greater success in several ways. 1. The lowering does permit greater horizontal displacement of the body while […]