Very often I hear that conditioning training in football ( and other sport games) should be “game-specific” thus it is stupid for a player to run laps as this do track-and-field athletes. Coaches have to develop player’s endurance with the small-side games (SSG) or, if the more structured workload is
Recently I have visited Augsburg in Germany and used this opportunity to improve my knowledge about sports science support and strength and conditioning practice in high-level sport. Augsburg has a team in German ice-hockey premier division — Augsburger Panther. The team is currently on a 5-th place in the championship.
Popular Science journals and the general public as well, don’t like negative results. Although such results may be valuable for science, people prefer ideas which promise fast and tremendous success. “Drink beetroot juice, and you run faster and longer!”, “Do our special TRX programme, and you gain incredible core strength!