RYPT Blog

What is Training Monotony and how can it help me Optimize Performance?

Posted by RYPT Team on 24-Sep-2020 19:45:00

[4 minute read]

Research has shown that spikes in training loads are obvious factors in non-contact injuries1, 2. On the other hand, however, low variability in training loads can mean that the training stimulus is not enough to promote adaptations and improvements, or that rest is not sufficient and there is a risk or overtraining, injury, or illness. In this article, we’ll define training monotony and outline how coaches can use it to optimize their programming.

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Topics: Performance, Monitoring, Programming, S&C, Training Load, Monotony

Training Deceleration and Change of Direction

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 27-Aug-2020 18:41:47

[8 minute read]

Jacob Stockdale, Sabrina Ionescu, Kylian Mbappé, and Sarah Rowe are all extremely talented sports people with the ability to leave defenders in the dust. Their ability to decelerate, control force, and re-accelerate in a short period of time is what gets them past defenders in a game, and it's why they're considered to be both talented athletes, and nightmares to defend against.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Speed, Change of Direction, Deceleration, Agility

Improving your Athlete's Linear Speed

Posted by Ben Smalley on 18-Aug-2020 19:31:26

[6 minute read]

This article is a short summary highlighting the importance of developing speed in your athletes.

What is speed? /

Speed is equal to stride length multiplied by stride frequency. However, these aspects are not why you run fast. They are outcomes of running faster. By applying greater force into the ground, in shorter time frames at ground contact - we increase stride length and increase frequency.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Speed, Linear Speed

Developing Reactive Strength

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 16-Jul-2020 18:35:56

[7 minute read]

Introduction /

Explosive strength is a vital aspect of athletic performance, as it dictates both the amount of force developed and the rate that force is developed at. Explosive strength is important for various athletic tasks such as acceleration, change of direction and sprinting. Without explosive strength athletes would be less able both produce and absorb forces in competition.

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Strength, Power, Reactive Strength

Training for Strength and Power

Posted by Ben Smalley on 02-Jul-2020 12:39:48

[4 minute read]

Introduction /

Strength & Power development are two vital elements of Strength and Conditioning (S&C) training. When we speak of strength, we refer to the ability of muscles to produce force. Power however is the rate (velocity) at which this force is produced1

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Topics: Programming, S&C, Strength, Power