Research Round-Up: Eccentric Utilization Ratios and Lower Body Stiffness

I've been digging through some research and starting to look at Eccentric Utilization Ratios (EUR) with some of my student-athletes (Women's Basketball) this summer. We've been collecting data for a few weeks, coaching the procedures, and waiting out the "learning" part of the testing. We do verts all the time using a standard Countermovement Jump … Continue reading Research Round-Up: Eccentric Utilization Ratios and Lower Body Stiffness

Ballin’ on a budget: Heart Rate Monitoring

When presented with "new" ideas on how to implement athlete monitoring, there are a few common answers . We can't afford it We're not ready for it We don't have the time/space/man-power Ok, let's do it In my case, this past year I ran a couple trials with 15 simple heart rate monitors (Polar RS100) that I … Continue reading Ballin’ on a budget: Heart Rate Monitoring