Research: Can Well-Developed Physical Qualities Reduce Risk of Injury?

Tracking player volumes throughout the season is just one piece to the monitoring puzzle, but can be an important one. This particular study looks at volumes of high speed running (HSR) and the risk of injury associated with specific volume ranges of HSR. They found that high speed running volumes below 675m per week had …

Nordic Hamstring Exercise and Associated Muscle Architecture Changes

There's an ungodly amount of data and published research that shows hamstring strains are among the top injuries in sport.¬†Reviews cover that introduction over and over so I'll save you the few minutes of reading another intro and skip over to the meat of this blog. If you do want to get a quick intro …

The Need for Maximal Velocities in Training

I'm big on speed for soccer. I don't know a player or a coach that wouldn't want to be faster or have their team be faster. In many practice scenarios though, players don't get exposure to maximal intensity / maximal velocity sprints. If players don't see regular (1-2x week) exposure to maximal velocity in practice, it can cause a couple things to happen...