Training Articles - Skill Development
- It's all in the technique
A review of how we learn a new skill, how performance can be assessed and how faults can be developed in that learning process
- Athletes who throw things should
alternate between heavy and light
Athletes who throw a cricket ball, javelin, discus, or some other object, often train by hurling things which are heavier than their normal implement in hopes of fortifying the muscles involved in throwing. Research concerning the effectiveness of this training strategy has yielded mixed results.
- Identify your weaknesses and work on
Most runners think that strength training is something carried out in a weight room or gym utilising various pieces of equipment. However, the truth is that strength training is any physical activity that emphasises the application of resistance to the muscular system.
- These are the skills you have to develop
in your athletes
Skills have many characteristics that can change in different situations, which makes classifying them difficult. Accepting that skills cannot be neatly labelled, we place them on a continuum
- Quickness Training
Training for quickness is not the same as training for absolute speed. Quickness relies heavily on immediate movement reactions therefore we can think of quickness as the first phase of speed.
- Confidence - an essential ingredient in
the recipe of success
Yes it is true; you cannot go out and buy confidence, if only we could. Confidence is gained through a very complex process of learning, experiencing, failing, bouncing back, planning and most of all experiencing success
- Agility Training to meet the demands of
field and court games
A review of the components of agility training and how they may be developed
- Vision training and young
What it takes to 'Keep your eye on the ball' and why it is essential for young athletes
- Visual feedback to change rowing
The results of a review on the effectiveness of visual feedback on changing rowing technique
- The three phases of skill
The art and science of coaching young athletes
- The Art of Boxing
Why the traditional training undertaken by boxers is unsuitable and how it could be improved
- Train the brain as well as the
While races are run with the feet, they are often won with the brain. This article looks at how athletes should think and run with their brain
- Train like an athlete
Why we must not neglect the development of quickness and agility in our training programmes
- Triathletes - Stroke your way to faster
If you stick with it and do it on a consistent basis, stroke counting in swimming is an excellent way to increase your DPS (Distance per Stroke).
- Why do rugby players scrum and maul at
such different body heights?
Scrums and mauls are the two great dominance contests within the game of rugby. Marked superiority in either of these forms of engagement can affect the morale of both teams in a way that a corresponding supremacy at say the lineout does not.
- Will having a "long stroke" help
There is some debate going on in the triathlon world about whether it is important to have a long stroke in freestyle, and if so, how can this be developed?
- How to master the top five challenges to
breathing in freestyle
Some remedies for the top five challenges in learning how to breathe in freestyle
- How to use rough water conditions to
While I was swimming, I thought of some ideas that should make rough water swim a little easier to deal with:
- Mach Sprint Drills
An overview of the Mach sprint technical drills
- How to surviving the triathlon
Some triathlon swimming tips that will help you to survive the start of the race and, having done so, swim in a straight line
- Specificity and variety in cycling
A look at four different cycling disciplines (road racing, time trialling, mountain biking and track cycling) and the skills and benefits that can be gained from each that are transferable to the other disciplines
Literature Review - Skill development
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