Improve Strength and Speed with Plyometric Training

Improve Strength and Speed with Plyometric Training

Plyometrics—a type of movement involving the legs, core, or upper extremities—uses a quick, eccentric-concentric phase to harness elastic muscle properties while using neural drive to increase the number of active motor units, thus netting explosive power and acceleration. The plyometric effect of conditioning is intended to help bridge the gap...

Different Ways to Learn when Getting Fit

Different Ways to Learn when Getting Fit

Everyone learns in a different way, which is important for becoming an effective coach and instructor. According to Rose and Nicholl (1997), there are three basic learning preferences: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Visual learners learn best through seeing the information being taught. Seeing would include actions such as reading text...