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NACAC Athletics Coaching Science Series 2022

I want to thank Richie Mercado for his continuous dedication in organising the NACACTFCA (North America, Central America, and Caribbean Track & Field Coaches Association) conference. The last April 2020 event was 100% virtual, given the state of the world with Covid19. If you missed it, all 11 recordings & videos here: NACAC Athletics Coaching Science […]

Top Six 400m Predictor Workouts (Number 4 is my Favourite)

Everyone loves predictors. Everyone loves an indicator on what they can potentially run, without running the actual event. I can’t blame them, as a 400 meter race can leave you ‘trashed’ for a day (or two) after the race. There are times when you can extrapolate (or interpolate) based on splits, such as a 40 […]

Best 6 Podcasts for 2021 (and Beyond)

Thanks to COVID, we’re restricted more than ever with our movements, which means staying at home more and more. We all got “Zoomed Out” in 2021, with endless continuous Zoom & Teams meetings, including virtual conferences. I’m not complaining. the Coaches Collab daily series was one of the highlights of 2020. I’m guilty of the […]

Why Karsten Warholm’s 45.94 400mH WR is my Highlight of 2021

“He didn’t break the world record. He murdered it“ Those are the famous words from Ron Pickering on Butch Reynolds’ 400m WR in 1988. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on YouTube. And that quote is so fitting for my highlight of 2021. Here’s why. People love World Records. Period. Especially non-track die hards. World […]

Sprinting: 10 Research Articles for Effective Sprint Training [Part 23]

Click here for all the previous Sprint Reviews  Paul Hoffman has read and researched several research papers on sprinting and performance articles, so you don’t have to.  If any of these articles interest you, feel free to research the case studies and methodology and come up with your own conclusions. Click on the link to the […]

Pressure in Sports – Reflections from Tokyo 2020 Olympics

This post was written by Paul Hoffman. There are very few careers where the margin between success and disappointment are as minuscule as they are in the world of elite sports. I am a psychotherapist, and even though poor outcomes are a possibility, it never comes down to one single precise moment determining the result. […]