Good technique is key to performance. These articles share coaching techniques, pointers on tapering, and strength training techniques that can improve your running economy, not to mention speed training techniques, swimming techniques and sport-specific tips… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Ladder Drill Hopping Two Forward One Back

Ladder Drill Hopping Two Forward One Back

This drill is great for developing uni-lateral (one foot) coordination as it challenges the movement skills of athletes. Hopping drills are also great for developing lower leg strength and power.

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Agility training: how to improve skill and technique

Overloading on repetitious training plans will not improve an athlete’s skill or technique

Developing agility for perfect technique

Agility is crucial for all sports and is a derivative of speed, power and skill. Increased speed and power will boost your ability to express agility, while the mastery of perfect technique will make for world beating performance.

Sandbag Shoulder Press Throw

Sandbag Shoulder Press Throw

Sandbags are an effective low cost alternative to medicine ball. This drill is alternative to the conventional shoulder press with a barbell, expect you accelerate through the movement allowing for greater power development. You can adjust the weight of the sandbag to suit your strength goals.

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

A progression from the One Foot in Each Rung drill, challenges the speed of co-ordination of the athlete. Have the athlete perform the drill correctly by asking them to start off slowly to get a feel of the movement.

Managing Pain in Athletes

What are the best ways to cope with sports pain? And how do different people react to the same injury?

Running: the importance of race pacing

Race Pacing

Personal best training program

Personal Best Training Program: Moderate starts, consistent pacing, and negative splits can carry you to new PBs.

Running training: how to improve your economy and efficiency

Everything you need to know about running technique

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