Blood Flow Restriction: Miracle Return to Play Adjunct or Therapy Fad?


November 13, 2018

Blood flow restriction: miracle return to play adjunct or therapy fad? | BJSM blog – social media’s leading SEM voice

By Paul Blazey @blazey85 Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) is attracting more and more attention as sports teams look at different ways to minimize return to play times for their athletes. In 2016, Paul Head (T: @PHphysio) introduced us to the benefits of blood flow restriction training for clinical populations (, and more recent BJSM […]Read More…

What Does Velocity Within A Set Indicate About Training – By Kevin Carroll

Velocity-Based Training (VBT) conceptually seems to be very simple: the use of velocity measurements to gain daily feedback on training. However, are we OVER-simplifying the use of velocity for monitoring and coaching purposes? A look into the existing literature on VBT might indicate that things ar

Decline in Match Running Performance in Football is affected by an Increase in Game Interruptions

Decline in Match Running Performance in Football is affected by an Increase in Game Interruptions

The Risk Factors of Hamstring Strain Injury Induced by High-Speed Running

The Risk Factors of Hamstring Strain Injury Induced by High-Speed Running

Rehabilitation and return to sport after hamstring strain injury

Hamstring strain injuries are common among sports that involve sprinting, kicking, and high-speed skilled movements or extensive muscle lengthening-type maneuvers with hip flexion and knee extension. These injuries present the challenge of significant recovery time and a lengthy period of increased susceptibility for recurrent injury.

The Powerful Benefits of Sleep


November 12, 2018

The Powerful Benefits of Sleep

Most multisport athletes understand that sleep is important, but in the balance of life, work and training, sleep is often the first thing to go. In addition, travel and the timing of competitions can further limit sleep. Unfortunately, many athletes have poor quality sleep or simply do not obtain a sufficient quantity of sleep.

The Best Coach In College Sports Might Be a Psychologist

MIND GAMES Student-athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they have problems just like any student and sometimes may be harder to reach. A novel program suggests a winning approach. By Bradley Donohue, Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas We live in a sports-oriented culture.

David Stern on Sports Betting, NBA Tech and His ShotTracker Investment

Former NBA commissioner David Stern and ShotTracker co-founder Davyeon Ross joined Bram Weinstein on the SportTechie podcast to chat about ShotTracker’s growing integration into basketball, and how sports betting will impact the viewing experience for NBA fans.

Are Floating Sprints the Best for Developing Speed? – SimpliFaster

While the average performance coach may not be familiar with the floating sprints, it is timeless and popular in the sprinting community. Coach Carl Valle unravels the mysteries of this valuable workout-also known as “sprint float sprint” and “ins and outs”-so you can add it to your training toolbox.

Merril Hoge Doesn’t Want You To Use Your Brain

To clear up any confusion, let’s get this out of the way: Merril Hoge and Peter Cummings, who co-authored a book called Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and The Plot to Destroy Football, are not CTE deniers.

Tony Beltran Used Sports Science to Return From a Devastating Injury


November 9, 2018

Tony Beltran Used Sports Science to Return From a Devastating Injury

SportTechie’s Athletes Voice series features the views and opinions of the athletes who use and are powered by technology. Recently, SportTechie talked to Tony Beltran about how technology aided his rehab from a serious knee injury. To be the first to hear each athlete’s insights, subscribe to the Athletes Voice newsletter .

Biological Background of Block Periodized Endurance Training: A Review

Vladimir B. Issurin Block periodized (BP) training is an innovative and prospective approach that is drawing increasing attention from coaching scientists and practitioners. However, its further dissemination and implementation demands serious scientific biological underpinnings.

Performance Teams and “Lanes” – Resilient Performance Systems | Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Performance Training, Education, Consulting

“Stay in your lane,” said nobody any of us would like to work with. When it comes to medical and performance teams in sport, it is not always clear where the lanes are. First, who decides where to draw the lanes? In medicine, the lanes are often guided by political and economic incentives, not necessarily by clinically meaningful criteria.

Hawks become latest team to embrace neurological technology

The Atlanta Hawks have recently become the second NBA team to enter a partnership with SyncThink. SyncThink works in neurotechnology with foundational IP in eye tracking analytics. The Hawks will use it to track the fatigue of the players throughout the year. This will help cut the risk of injuries.

London is the SportsTech capital of Europe

Over the past few years the fusion of sports and technology has evolved and become commonplace amongst tech companies and sporting brands & associations alike. However, despite the growth, engineers, gamers and technology experts in Silicon Valley for example are not the first thing you associate with the sports