Archive for May, 2011
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Science
The Physiology of Travel Stress
by Carson Boddicker on May 17th, 2011
Travel is an unavoidable part of the elite athlete's lifestyle, and with the beginning of the summer track season season on the horizon the departure of a number of athletes from our high altitude training base here in Flagstaff is soon to begin with travel not ceasing until as late as September, it's a good time to look into optimizing travel for optimum performance. It's not uncommon for an athlete to bounce from one country (and time zone) t...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Testing and Evaluation
Do we need assessments?
by Carson Boddicker on May 6th, 2011
Recently there has been a little bit of discussion on the necessity of assessment. Some argue that if you simply coach movements to look pretty, the need for assessment is nil. As I chimed in last year regarding a definition of corrective exercise, I, in principle agree that great coaching can be highly "corrective" in nature. I thus maintain that failing to coach movement quality is both unacceptable and entirely unprofessional. This r...