Heavy squats acutely enhance repeated sprinting in national soccer players

As the topic of post-activation continues to receive greater attention among coaches and researchers, teams are experimenting with a variety of pre-training resistance training bouts in an effort to acutely enhance performance. One of the variables that remains unclear in the literature is the optimal load that athletes should use to induce a meaningful effect …

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Do hang cleans improve vertical jump height?

Vertical jump height is a valuable indicator of lower body power and athleticism. Further, jumping is a component of nearly all field and court sports. An athlete’s ability to propel themselves vertically provides an advantage during competition. Catching high thrown balls in football, stealing a rebound from your opponent under the rim in basketball or …

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Squat Simplicity

Today’s post serves as a good reminder of how such simple approaches to training can improve physical performance in adolescent athletes. A recent study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine demonstrated that body weight squats performed at least 5 times per week over an 8 week period can result in significant improvements …

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