Nordic Hamstring Lowers – A Magic Pill? [Part 2]

After 7 years of letting this old blog collect dust on the bookshelf of the internet, I wanted to share some additional thoughts. Nordics aren’t magic, they are convenient. They are convenient due to their low technical barrier [everyone can do them with little instruction]. They are convenient in a group setting because you don’tContinue reading “Nordic Hamstring Lowers – A Magic Pill? [Part 2]”

Identifying Peak Running Demands from GPS & Why Black Magic is Bogus

GPS has become more and more mainstream in professional sports. The combination of improvement in technology, as well as reduction of cost over time, has made these systems more accessible to most pro and college teams. I think using GPS is team sport is important because training is too hectic and there is no otherContinue reading “Identifying Peak Running Demands from GPS & Why Black Magic is Bogus”

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 hadContinue reading “Research: Can Well-Developed Physical Qualities Reduce Risk of Injury?”

What A Week Of Our Daily Dashboard Looks Like

A daily dashboard should be the place you can get an overview of the most important metrics in one quick glance. What is important to some teams, may not be as important to others. We are using the Catapult GPS system and while I could create a bunch of different charts to see the sameContinue reading “What A Week Of Our Daily Dashboard Looks Like”

Research: Maximal Speed as a Protective Mechanism

At Orlando City SC, we have an MLS team, an NWSL team, and a USL team. The great thing about this is that we have a lot of personnel to share ideas among the teams. The men’s assistant fitness coach passed this research paper along to me and it backs up the idea that I wroteContinue reading “Research: Maximal Speed as a Protective Mechanism”

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 introContinue reading “Nordic Hamstring Exercise and Associated Muscle Architecture Changes”