Resisted Sprint Training Pt. III

In Part 2 of this series we explored the first 3 training cycles, or 9 weeks, of the 2017-18 season and gave context around the Load-Velocity Profiles provided by 1080 Sprint. In this installment we will dive further into the training season, comparing and contrasting...

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Mastering Acceleration for Team Sport

This article first appeared on Simplifaster. With regard to sprinting, it appears that team sport environments are heading towards a much more open-minded approach (as opposed to the traditionalistic views that have survived across generations). A desire for improved...

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Resisted Sprint Training Pt. II

In the first installment of this series I provided a brief overview of the state of heavy resisted sprint training, the ‘Living Lab’ concept, and the difference between exploratory and explanatory data collection and analysis. The Set-Up In this article we will...

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Resisted Sprint Training Pt. I

Traditional views on speed development are often rooted in maximum strength. It is frequently believed, and sometimes correctly so, that increasing maximum strength abilities will result in a subsequent increase in speed. While this may hold true at developmental...

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Letter To My Younger Self

The process of self-reflection is vital to growth and understanding. Unfortunately, it is a task that is oftentimes forgotten or lost in the chaos of daily living. I was fortunate enough to be included in the PhD study of a colleague looking at the importance of...

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Book Review: Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win Authors: Jocko Willink & Leif Babin I am often skeptical of military writings and war stories. Without a doubt there are many lessons that can be carried to other sectors - the comparisons to civilian life just...

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

I have been progressing through the MobilityWOD course, Movement & Mobility 101. Kelly Starrett is a great influencer in the performance world and he provides wonderful educational resources for practitioners from many different realms. He is an entertaining...

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Programming Debrief I

My aim for the first 3 cycles (9 weeks) of the season with my group in the weight room was to prepare them for increased loads and begin to load them with maximum strength work. I would typically periodize the weight room in a complex-parallel fashion for...

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