Blog by Dr John Cronin
Is your toolbox full? 🛠
How many “tools” do you use to train muscle? Pneumatics, chains, flywheel, free weights, body weight, electrostimulation, etc.
I bet there is no shortage of tools in your toolbox.
I was chatting with Grigoras Diaconescu Grig about flywheel technology and how he uses it, “as an integrated part of training with more traditional methods … they must co-exist together … depending on what adaptation I target from training I chose my tools.”
Wearable resistance (WR) is no different. It needs to “co-exist” with other training methods. When should you bring it out of the toolbox?
Here are 6 evidence-based options:
· To provide movement specific mechanical and metabolic overload e.g. running, sprinting
· For high velocity sport specific adaptation
· To correct technique – coaching tool
· In-season maintenance of strength, power, speed, and endurance especially for those with congested schedules
· Return to play – addressing asymmetries and movement deficiencies
· Priming the muscles for activity
Matching training tools with targeted adaptation is the science.
Understanding what works, where, when and with who, is the art of what we do.
**Make sure to sign up and join the upcoming webinar TECH IN TEAM SPORT with Matt Brown and Dr John Cronin on the 6th of July.**