In this day and age, it’s hard to find a coach who doesn’t want their athlete to get stronger, faster and more explosive - sport has evolved in such a way that power is king. We’ve had the opportunity to talk to hundreds of strength coaches over the past 2 years and although strength is necessary and important, there seems to be common theme, they don’t necessarily care if their athletes can lift a million pounds. In fact, if a pro athlete was only looking at getting stronger, this could hinder their performance rather than improve it.
Attention all runners, if you want to improve your running times, get into the weight room! If you don't want to listen to me, at least take George Perry's advice. George is the director and running coach for the Austin Track Club and this week, he'll not only explain why strength training is important, but he'll also show us a sample workout that he uses with his runners.
We launched our beta testing program at PUSH about 3 months ago. When we first began the program, we never would have expected the tremendous feedback and support that we've received from our beta members. This week, one of our early users - who's name we'll keep anonymous - personally volunteered to write a post about his experiences with PUSH. I don't want to give away too much info but this user is an absolute beast... oh and his sports science knowledge isn't too bad either. Read on to learn about his early experiences.
We’re nearing the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics and one thing I have to say...these athletes are absolute freaks! Although genetically gifted, you can bet that there’s more to it than that. These athletes have training programs in place that allow them to be at their best when it matters most. Essentially, training is enabling these athletes to ‘peak’ for major competitions. Peaking too early or too late could cost them a shot at an Olympic medal.