Athletic Lab is a Sport Performance Training Center in North Carolina, USA. The Athletic Lab Audio Inventory is a station dedicated to bringing athletes and coaches as much relevant training information as we can put out while maintaining our status as the premier sport performance and fitness training center in the Triangle region.
Training Youth Athletes with Matt Hunter - Insight Into Athletic Lab's LTAD Model
41:46Athletic Lab's Director of Scholastic Training, Matt Hunter, gives insight into a model for long term athletic development. Along the way, he covers training injured athletes, the use of games in training, and thoughts on periodizing training for youth athletes.
Reactive Strength as a Performance Measure
20:42Greg Gustin sits down to expand upon a previous article he wrote for elitetrack.com on Reactive Strength, as well as offer a preview of his upcoming presentation at the High-Performance Athletic Development Conference on May 26-27 at Athletic Lab.
Sleep Quality for Athletes: SPP Episode #16 with Dr. Shona Halson
40:22In episode 16 of the Sport Performance Podcast, Ivan talks with Dr. Shona Halson of the Australian Institute of Sport about Sleep quality, quantity, and other recovery methods for athletes. Here is the full list of the topics covered in this episode: - Background, education, and experience - Sleep quantity vs quality - Best methods to assess sleep outside the lab - Full vs partial sleep deprivation - Nutrition influence on sleep quality and quantity - Recovery strategies for athletes while traveling - Water immersion - Inter-individual variability - External vs internal load monitoring - Where to find Shona
Agility Training: Facts & Fallacies Part 3
10:47Agility training is commonly mistaken simply as scripted cone drills and lateral changes in direction when, in fact, it's much more than that. Coaches Mike Young, Matt Hunter, and Greg Gustin discuss the mistakes coaches are making and how to make sure your agility sessions are covering all aspects of agility.
Speed Training for Team Sports: Facts & Fallacies Part 2
11:15Speed training is commonly misunderstood in team sports and usually what is dubbed speed training isn't speed training at all. Coaches Mike Young, Matt Hunter, and Greg Gustin discuss the mistakes coaches are making and how to make sure your speed sessions are actually going to make your athletes faster. This is part of Discussions in the Lab Episode 11, in a series we are dubbing "Facts & Fallacies" and is based on our previous Discussions in the Lab Episode 10 (released on our Podcast) in which we talked about other commonly used and commonly misused training methods. Please help us continue to bring you valuable training content by liking, sharing, and/or rating our videos and podcasts! Thanks for Listening!