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10 Sport Scientists Strength Coaches Need to Know

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  By Carl Valle It’s time to give praise to the people involved with sports performance who don’t always get the love they deserve—the scientists. This is a tribute to all the sport scientists who are helping us improve and spotlights ten important people who’ve had an impact on me. If you’re a coach involved with performance, these professionals have a body of work that demands your attention. Each expert has specialized information worth the time and effort to learn, and I guarantee you’ll become better by reading their research and attending their lectures. About the List of Sport Scientists The...

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Agility-This Article Explains Everything you need to know about Agility

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Xfactorsportslab.com   Contents of Article Summary What is Agility? Why is Agility important for Sports? How to Measure Agility? Issues with Measuring Agility Future Research Take Home Messages References About the Author Comments Summary Though the terms ‘agility’ and ‘change of direction speed’ are often used interchangeably, recent knowledge has distinctively separated the two. Put simply, agility involves reactive abilities in unpredictable environments, whilst change of direction speed focuses purely on physical ability and is typically performed in pre-planned environments. This infers that traditional agility tests (e.g. t-test and pro-agility) are not actually capable of measuring agility, and thus should...

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