Our favorite post from the past week.
With the post-season in full swing for high school and universities, it is a great time to talk about meet preparation and peaking. This episode starts off by discussion different ways to approach the days leading into a competition as well as mental preparation for meets. We then turn to the larger topic of peaking and compare both traditional approaches and discuss Bondarchuk’s method of tapering.
“Exercises need to be either specific and intense enough to highly transfer or they need to be non-specific enough to contribute simply to general athletic abilities and recovery processes.”
- The Ball and Chain$30A complete guide to hammer throwing from Martin Bingisser.
- HMMR Media Membership$24/yearMore than a thousand articles for just two bucks a month.
- Transfer of Training in Sports$65Bondarchuk’s groundbreaking work on exercise selection.
- Special Strength Training Manual for Coaches$65Verkhoshansky’s seminal work on specific strength.