The power clean is one of the best exercises to develop explosive strength and power. So good, in fact, that they are used by 88% of strength and conditioning coaches in the NFL, 95% of coaches in the NBA, and 100% of coaches in the NHL (Ebben 2001, 2004, 2005).
The sit and Reach test is an indirect measure to assess hamstring and lower back flexibility. Hamstring and lower back flexibility are important for activities of daily living and sports performance. The sit and reach test was first proposed by Wells and Dillon in 1952. Since then, a few variations of the test have been … Read more
Stages of learning consider the process of how a performer transitions from an unskilled novice to an expert for a given motor skill. This might be a child learning to catch a ball, a beginner learning to serve in Tennis, or a skill athlete transitioning from intermediate to advanced stages of learning.
The Long Form Profile of Mood States questionnaire (otherwise known as the POMS questionnaire or POMS test), which was first developed by McNair, Lorr and Droppleman in 1971, is a validated psychological test that contains 65 words and statements that describe feelings. It is widely used in sport to measure athlete’s transient, distinct mood states … Read more
Feedback is critical when learning any skill. Here we’ll look at two types of feedback – knowledge of results and knowledge of performance. We’ll define both and explain how they can be applied to a sporting context.
Great mental skills don’t guarantee success, but they do increase your chances of performing at your best and excelling in those critical moments. In this article, we’re going to delve into what mental skills training is, what techniques can be used to improve mental skills and their benefits on performance. So, let’s get started. What … Read more