In our Myth-Busters series, we're shedding light on popular training myths that can actually hurt your athletic performance. Today we're tackling the topic of mental toughness, and the best way coaches can help their athletes develop a determined mindset.Read More
In our latest update, we’ve created a revamped, seamless workout experience. We want to help you be efficient in the weight room, so we’ve given you a quick workout overview, along with a more detailed set-by-set outline, to see exactly what each training session has in store.Read More
It's sometimes easy to find good reasons to take some time away from training. But vacation or your daily routine doesn’t have to derail your athletic performance. To get the most out of your down time without allowing your performance to slip too far off-track, practice good habits that can help you get a head start after the holidays. Prevent poor performance on the field with these 3 good habits that help keep your body finely tuned—even when you’re on break.
Keep your body finely tuned with these 3 tips on building good performance habits.
If you want to train athletes safely and effectively for performance, your program MUST be flexible. This is why static programs just don't work for athletes. Period. Volt Advisory Board members Patrick McHenry and Mike Nitka weigh in on the importance of a dynamic, nimble training program, and why rigid, off-the-shelf plans just don't cut it.Read More
Here at Volt HQ we are continually using feedback from the Volt Family to fuel new innovations in Volt’s intelligent training technology. We’ve recently made an update to the Volt app that we think you’re going to love!Read More
While "punishment conditioning" after practice can be great for team bonding, saving your sprint work 'til the end of the day may not be helping you or your athletes get faster. Read on to learn about this popular training myth and the truth about timing your speed development.Read More
Believe it or not, one of the most important training variables in your workout is REST. The amount of rest helps dictate what adaptation your body makes, and should NOT be the same for every type of exercise. Here’s a quick primer on how rest time should vary.Read More
Testing your athletes is crucial for implementing a successful strength and conditioning program. After all, how else will you know if your program is working?! But to obtain the most accurate and objective data, there are a few important rules to follow. Coach Christye explains the 3 most important rules to remember when testing your athletes, to help you get the most out of your data.Read More
Every athlete will go through a period when they find themselves in a slump. Vince Spadea once lost 21 straight matches on the pro tour. Aratxa Rus lost in the first round in 17 straight tournaments at one point in her career (ouch!). So how do you break out of this losing trend? Guest author, Brandyn Fisher, PhD., provides some sports psychology insights on how to overcome a losing streak.Read More
After a tough training session, your #1 priority is to kickstart your body's recovery processes. And one of the best (and simplest!) methods to help your body make the switch from a "fight or flight" state to "rest and digest" is by taking some time to breathe.Read More