Friday, December 28, 2012

Fartlek to Improve Your Training

Fartlek loosely translated:"Speed Training" is a form of interval training that was originally devised to help runners improve their performance.  It is a staple of the German Nordic Ski program, US Marine Corps Officer training program and FBI training at Quantico.  The principals behind Fartlek revolve around interval training, improving an athletes ability to race or compete at a higher, sustained level.  Short (200-400m) near full effort burst are interspersed with similar length low effort legs.  With the proper warm up, stretching and cool down; the physiologic benefits are measurable and it can effectively train the athlete to complete at a faster and more deliberate pace.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mass Legislates Concussion Treatment Guidelines

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created specific guidelines for the on-field management of concussions as well as the steps required to return to sports.