I don’t understand why so many volleyball players run. Maybe they just don’t
know how to train for volleyball-specific muscle endurance or perhaps they were
told that running was the fastest way to lose weight (it isn’t) and they don’t
care how it affects their game. But if you’re looking to train to improve your
game, here are a few things to think about, especially when training in the
cardio, running, biking, elliptical, etc., will not whip you into volleyball
shape because it doesn’t engage the correct muscle system and heart rate needed
As we prepare for beach season here are a few things to think about that can
help you jump higher and play better!
The a one of the best things you can do for beach volleyball is to train in deep
sand. You can’t go to the gym and only train on a hard surface and then expect
that to convert over to the sand when you play. You have to learn how to move
in sand and more important the correct form for jumping in sand. You don’t use
all of your forward moment and jump towards the net like you would in indoor
It is officially time to start
dusting off the shovels, gassing up the snow blower, buying pounds and pounds
of salt, pulling out the skis, wishing you had four wheel drive (if you don’t
already), snuggling up in a blanket drinking hot chocolate because it is
finally here… SNOW! The past couple of weeks
marked the first string of snowfall of winter and man did it strike with a
vengeance. We were blessed with an
Indian Summer, but theFarmers
is calling for a very white and wet winter.
Injuries aren’t what they used to be. An ACL tear for
Bernard King was almost a death sentence for his career. Nowadays, Iman
Shumpert is flying through the air like a falcon with a high top fade like
nothing happened, all within a year of tearing his ACL. Granted, there was a
difference in age as well, but suffice to say that medical practices have
allowed for a much speedier and efficient recovery from these devastating
And yet, all athletes know there’s a general tentativeness
in your game when returning.
All right shredders, it’s here! There’s snow on some of
North America’s mountains, and lucky folks have already enjoyed powder days at
resorts across the western U.S. and Canada. It’s time to put all those training
hours from the days there wasn’t snow to good use. There’s still time to get
to build that stable trunk and bomb proof quads, but you’d
better hustle. Now is the time to do our preseason gear check.
We do not recommend these choices!
Like many of our mountain carving brethren, I am a bit of a
gear freak when it comes to my winter sports.