ResourcesThis page features resources which offer fantastic information to the practitioner in the form of videos and articles. Here are also a number of products which have been tried and tested and offer great value
This resource page has been put together to highlight some of the awesome work being done in the industry. This is often done behind closed doors, in people’s spare time with no financial reward.
As well as services, this ‘resources’ page highlights products which we have had the pleasure to use ourselves and with our athletes. We not only have confidence in these products but also the teams, the people behind the products.
An app and a resource which has been increasingly popular over the last 18 months has been HRV4Training. The app uses the camera on your iPhone to calculate your heart rate variability and is, therefore, able to advise you on your readiness to train. Recent updates have also enabled correlations and long-term HRV trends to be analysed within the app. This data is also exportable to either Dropbox or email. Marco’s blog is also an unbelievable resource for anyone interested in using HRV to guide training.
Not only does the PUSH band allow you to move away from percentage based prescription with certain lifts at certain times of the year, but it creates an ultra-competitive environment for the athletes that you work with. The guys behind the PUSH band are also fantastic and willing to help users to get the most out of the product. To compliment this they have an awesome blog which I would recommend you checking out, in particular, the series on RSI by Eamonn Flannigan.
Fatigue Science is a company which has been mentioned numerous times on the Pacey Performance Podcast, namely by both Patrick Ward and Dean Riddle of the Seattle Seahawks. Their Readiband could be seen as a tool similar to that of FitBit or other sleep trackers, but they offer so much more in the way of detail. Their work alongside the US military helped develop the SAFTE biomathematical fatigue model which analyses sleep data in order to accurately predict cognitive fatigue. Again, the guys behind the scenes are great and are always pushing things forward and seeking feedback to improve their product.
The Freelap USA blog and also the SimpliFaster blog are unbelievable resources for all strength and conditioning coaches, track & field coaches and sports scientists. Christopher Glaeser does an amazing job of getting some fantastic coaches to write for the Freelap blog. Regular writers include Craig Pickering, James Smith and Bryan Mann covering areas such as the horizontal jumps, guidelines when using velocity based training and tapering for speed-power events. The SimpliFaster blog is along the same lines and is also definitely worth checking out.
Eric Cressey’s blog is probably a resource that 99% of coaches and sports scientists out there are aware of already but I still thought it was worth a mention. Cressey put out some unbeleivable information, especially around injury prevention for over 10 years so there is plenty of free information to keep everyone going for a LONG time. Cressey also has a fantastic YouTube page with some awesome instructional videos which I would also highly recommend checking out.