Stress and Life Load

Nutrition, quality of sleep and stress levels are the key players for both your short and long-term health. If a...

NFL Combine. Does it mean anything?

As you read this blog, two hundred and fifty of Americas’ best college football players are training for the famous...

You Can’t Coach Speed… Right?

For young basketball players, an old coaching adage says “you can’t coach height”, while for sprinters, wide receivers or base...

Symptoms of Overtraining

Overtraining is an issue that has been discussed and debated by sports professionals at many different levels. This syndrome has...

A look at recovery techniques for the athlete

When dealing with athletic performance there is often a primary focus on training but rest and recovery although often overlooked...

Dropout in youth Sport

The term “dropout” is used quite frequently in relation to youth sports. It is a word that brings to mind...

When Parents become too pushy in Sport

“If I didn’t practice well my dad made me run home behind the car”, Richard Krajicek As everyone knows, parents...

Mind your head – Concussion in Sport

Concussion in sport is one of the most contemporary topics discussed from a safety point of view. The ramifications associated...

The Sky is the Limit – Altitude Training

Over the past number of weeks we have looked at some of the most contemporary Sport Science topics in today’s...

Athlete footwear – “These boots were made for walking” – but surely not for injury?

As we have covered previously, accidents such as knee injuries can be detrimental to an athlete’s long-term performance. Ligament tears,...

Athlete Recovery Part 2: Ice Baths – Do they actually work?

One of the most controversial and talked-about issues in modern sport science is undoubtedly the idea of ice-baths in athlete...

Athlete Recovery Part 1: Keep on Rolling!

In an ideal sporting world, it would be great to have a personal masseuse on tap 24/7 to give a...

Anti-Gravity Treadmills – What can they do?

Anti-Gravity Treadmills – What can they do?

When one mentions the words “anti-gravity treadmill”, the first image that may come to mind is an elaborate machine that...

Injured Athletes – How do they Cope?

Injured Athletes – How do they Cope?

Injury is part and parcel of modern day sport. Whether they are annoying little muscle strains or broken bones, injury...

The use of GPS in Sport

As many of our previous articles have reported, sport science is rapidly changing the way sport is played and the...

Yoga & Pilates in modern day Sport

Yoga & Pilates in modern day Sport

For many years, Yoga & Pilates has often been associated with females as a recreational activity. However, contemporary sports people...

Research Shows That EPL Requires A More Fit And Technical Player

Research Shows That EPL Requires A More Fit And Technical Player

Widely recognized as the top soccer league in the world, the English Premier League (EPL) has evolved significantly in the...

What has changed in the Premier League in the last 22 years?

The FA Premier League has just started its 22nd season, and is regarded as one of the best football leagues...

Sports drinks, energy bars and gels – Just how useful and effective are they?

Sports Drinks have been around for a lot longer than most people would think. In fact Gatorade was developed in...

Goals, Goals and more Goals – Goal-setting and other Sport Psychology Techniques

Goals, Goals and more Goals – Goal-setting and other Sport Psychology Techniques

Sport psychology is an area in sport which has received growing attention over the past number of years. Whether it’s...

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

This summer’s tournament ended with Germany emerging victorious, and in doing so, they became the first team outside of South...

The Perfect Recipe for an Athlete Monitoring System

What are the key ingredients that come together to produce an athlete monitoring platform that adequately serves athletes and coaches...

Mobile Phone Technology in Sport

Sport at every level (elite, professional, amateur, recreational, etc.) is constantly evolving. With this, so is the evolution of technology...

There’s no place like home – And the South Americans are thankful for this!

There’s no place like home – And the South Americans are thankful for this!

This summer’s FIFA World Cup is the first tournament to be held on South American soil for 28 years (Mexico...

World Cup Players Could Benefit From Injury Prediction And Prevention

World Cup Players Could Benefit From Injury Prediction And Prevention

Imagine this dream team kicking off at the 2014 World Cup; Falcao, Ribery, Reus and Walcott up top, Strootman and...

The Greatest Show on Earth!

It has been labelled “the greatest show on earth”, with the best football players on the planet coming together every...

Interesting facts about the World Cup

Interesting facts about the World Cup

This summer sees the 20th World Cup take place for the second time in the spiritual home of football,  Brazil....

Coach Feedback – How important is it?

Coach Feedback – How important is it?

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard The coach-athlete relationship is probably the most important relationship in sport....

Roadblocks to Athlete Monitoring

In some of our previous blogs, we have detailed some of the benefits of athlete monitoring and how it can...

How That Little Voice In Your Head Limits Endurance Performance

What makes a top endurance athlete quit?  Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition.  Every runner, swimmer, or...

Breaking Bones

Following on from our earlier article on ACL injuries in sport, bone fractures in sport is a common and unfortunate...

Genes in Sport

We have often heard or used the phrase “sport, it’s in your DNA”, yet when it comes to sport, this...

What should a coach really know about his athletes to help improve performance?

Communication is key in any coach – athlete relationship. The coach needs to know valuable information from his / her...

Cardio Training Essential For Marathon Runners To Avoid Heart Damage

Now that it’s April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring...

The Curse of the ACL Injury

One of the biggest fears of any player who plays sport is the thought of injuring their Anterior Cruciate Ligament...

University of Tennessee Swimmers Win With Metrifit

At last weekend’s NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, ten swimmers and all five relay teams from the...

Nutrition for Athletes

Top level athletes and players train and compete multiple times per week, and even sometimes per day. For this, the...

Data Analytics Could Win $1 Billion In March Madness Tournament

Data Analytics Could Win $1 Billion In March Madness Tournament

We admit it.  Here at Metrifit, we’re not only data junkies but we’re also huge college basketball fans.  With March...

Preseason Baseball Training Program Recommended To Prevent Injuries

Preseason Baseball Training Program Recommended To Prevent Injuries

Watching Major League Baseball players start their Spring training games this week in Florida and Arizona can be both hopeful...

Mood State Matters

Can mood state really affect performance on the field of play in sport? Can feeling happy, sad, anxious, angry or...

NFL Scouting Combine Can’t Predict Football Success

With the Olympics over and the NBA and NHL not yet into playoff mode, the NFL knows its fans need...

U.S. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann Demands Top Fitness For World Cup

U.S. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann Demands Top Fitness For World Cup

Jürgen Klinsmann understands what it takes to compete in a World Cup.  With eleven goals for the German national team...

Resting Heart Rate (RHR) – How important can it be?

  Sport Scientists, physiologists, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals are all employed to try and assess and improve athlete’s...

Coaches Know More About Their Cars Than Their Players

Coaches Know More About Their Cars Than Their Players

As strange as it may sound, when it comes to performance and health, many coaches can manage their cars better...

At What Age should Children Specialise in Sport?

Following on from my blog on talent identification in sport, a comparable topic that has many similarities is the idea...

Finding a Future Star

“Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” – Cicero (106...

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Protecting A Team’s Assets With An Injury Prevention Program

This week’s English Premier League injury list reads like the heart of a best XI team:  Wayne Rooney, Robin Van...

Gaining the Psychological Advantage Through Performance Monitoring

Gaining the Psychological Advantage Through Performance Monitoring

As sport is ever evolving, teams and individuals who wish to reach the top are constantly looking at the little details...

Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?

The top athletes and players in the world all spend countless hours on the training field, practicing set-plays, improving techniques,...

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Importance Of Self-Monitoring For The Athlete

In terms of training methods, when you think of modern sports teams and athletes, you may allude to the “entourage”...

The Power Of Moving To The Beat

The Power Of Moving To The Beat

If you visit any gym, weight room or running track, you are sure to see the same critical training device...

Coaching Lessons From Sir Alex Ferguson

Coaching Lessons From Sir Alex Ferguson

The Mount Rushmore of coaching legends finally has its fourth member – Sir Alex Ferguson.  Alongside, say, Vince Lombardi, John...

Exercise Boosts Kids’ Brains

Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!”...

Managing Your Marathon Mindset

With the arrival of September, thousands of runners are nearing the end of their summer-long training schedules for their autumn...

Real Time Player Monitoring Used By Over Two-Thirds of EPL Teams

Real Time Player Monitoring Used By Over Two-Thirds of EPL Teams

Ask a busy coach or performance specialist if they would like to learn a new technology system for their athletes...

Overweight Athletes At Greater Risk For Injuries

With the arrival of pre-season for Fall sports, many high school and college athletes are finding out if their off-season...

Fighting The Fatigue Of Your Brain And Your Muscles

It’s late in the fourth quarter, the third period, stoppage time or even that last mile.  That is when athletic...

The Network Is The Sport – Part 2

The Network Is The Sport – Part 2

Number-loving sports like baseball and basketball have plenty of individual statistics to measure a team and a player’s performance over...

The Network Is The Sport – Part 1

The Network Is The Sport – Part 1

Back in the mid-90s, Sun Microsystems, the creator of the Java programming language, coined the marketing slogan “The Network Is...

Technology Keeps Masters Swimmers In The Pool

Technology Keeps Masters Swimmers In The Pool

Even though the last of the Baby Boomers are turning 50 and Generation Xers have passed 30, don’t expect them...

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What Young Baseball Pitchers Don’t Know Will Hurt Them

What we don’t know can hurt us.  Those words are true across much of sports, but especially when dealing with...

Predicting Athletic Injuries – The Final Frontier For Sports Analytics

Predicting Athletic Injuries – The Final Frontier For Sports Analytics

What if?  It’s a question that many of the world’s top teams asked in the last year when faced with...

Keeping Young Athletes Motivated Using Achievement Goal Theory

For many elite team coaches, the greater challenge in developing top young athletes is not improving the ones on your...

Improving The Coach-Athlete Relationship

A few times every year, the sports world gets a wake-up call when the negative actions of a  coach are...

Learning To Trust RPE For Training Loads

Learning To Trust RPE For Training Loads

Coaches invest hours devising training plans that will push their athletes just to the edge, but not over.  Overtraining leads...

How To Prevent Overuse Injuries In Youth Sports

Most parents and coaches have heard of the growing problem of overuse injuries in youth sports but few are probably...

Why should I log?

Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you...

Finding A Diamond In The Rough

Imagine if you were given the task to find the next John Terry, Andy Murray or Katie Taylor.  You know...

Using Training Diaries For Peak Performance

Using Training Diaries For Peak Performance

What happened out there? You thought you were ready. You thought your training went well last week. You thought your...

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