Training in hot compared to cool temperatures

It’s important for all coaches to have a general understanding of the physiological responses to exercise and how these may differ based on climate and weather conditions. Today’s blog will serve as a brief primer on the physiological effects of training in temperate versus hotter temperatures. During exercise training, our athletes will experience a progressive …

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The repeated bout effect

When athletes first get involved with resistance training, they get sore, really sore. However, they progressively adapt to the training stimulus and eventually experience less soreness. This is largely due to the repeated bout effect. The repeated bout effect simply states that after performing an exercise once, there is a protective effect against muscle damage …

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The value of knowing an athletes maximum heart rate

Maximum heart rate is a useful value for coaches to assess of their athletes. This value represents the highest number of beats that the heart can achieve during a maximal exercise bout. Maximum heart rate values can be used in predicting maximal oxygen consumption via the heart rate ratio method  where one multiplies 15.3 by …

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Hamstrings Activation During Different Exercises

The hamstrings play an integral role in sporting movements such as sprinting and jumping. The hamstrings consist of three muscles; semimembranosis, semitendonosis and biceps femoris. These are biarticular muscles, meaning they have attachment sites crossing two different joints (i.e., the posterior hip and the posterior knee). Crossing two joints give the hamstring two distinct functions. …

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