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Off-Season Training Part 2

Following on from last month’s blog, Off-Season Training Part 1, where we outlined the basic principles and thought process behind the evolution of off-season training, the progression from general to specific and typical focus points of the general preparation phase. This month we’re diving into more depth about the next phase, the specific preparation phase. …

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Off-Season Training Part 1

For many athletes, spring and summer are normally the off-season. It provides athletes of sports like Hockey, Rugby and Basketball, to take some time off, wind down and relax from the challenges of their sports season. While it is important to wind down during this period, it doesn’t mean we spend 3 months sitting in …

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The Big Rocks of Recovery

An area that is often overlooked, not given enough attention, and very much misunderstood, which leads to the wrong type of method being prescribed. We all know recovery in between training sessions and after a competition is key to our short and long-term performance. But why is it the vast majority of athletes skip the …

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Single leg squat to assess movement quality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j7nfVwauO4&ab_channel=SaltusPerformance The single leg squat from a box is one of our go-to exercises at Saltus not only for developing single leg strength, but also as an assessment tool to gauge the athletes’ movement quality which includes their mobility, stability, and level of symmetry between their right and left sides.   To safely and effectively perform …

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Overcoming Isometrics for Youth Athletes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiGB6pkacQE&ab_channel=SaltusPerformance Overcoming isometric front squat Overcoming isometrics involve setting the athlete up at a specific range of motion of an exercise and instructing them to contract against a level of resistance that is heavier than their maximal level of strength. This allows the athlete to practice generating as much tension as they possibly can without …

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STRENGTH TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

So…what does the science say about strength & power training for runners? We have compiled a short but thorough list of scientific literature that shows the benefits of strength & power training on running performance. If you disagree with any of this, we’d love to hear from you! Explosive training improves 5km running time… Maximal …

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