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.





Dr john Cronin
Professor | Strength & Conditioning | Educator | Researcher | Trainer | Consultant | Speaker | Mentor
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