Donnell Boucher

959 Flips | 33 Magazines | 5 Likes | 5 Following | 771 Followers | @donnell_boucher | Assistant Athletic Director: Strength & Conditioning at The Citadel. Charleston, SC.

International society of sports nutrition position stand: diets and body composition

Position Statement: The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) bases the following position stand on a critical analysis of the literature …

Sprint acceleration mechanics and performance: the interest of very-heavy sled training

<i>Co-written with Matt R Cross</i><p>This post will describe the reasoning behind our general interest, and the eventual use of very heavy sled (VHS) sprint …

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True agility drill. Get to cone while avoiding objects

• Refers of the ability Coaching Sprint Mechanics. What to look for. What to say.

• Refers of the ability of the leg to act as like a spring<p>• Momentum is developed during acceleration<p>• Body will move at same rate unless acted on by<p>unbalanced forces<p>• Two external forces will cause deceleration<p>• Leg stiffness increases vertical impulse, shortens ground<p>contact and increases elastic …

Social Capital’s Chamath Palihap­itiya Wants To Fix Capitalism

The former Facebook exec is betting his VC firm can change the way Silicon Valley picks and nurtures winning ideas.<p>Silicon Valley billionaire Chamath Palihap­itiya, dressed in slim-fit ripped jeans and a caramel-smooth leather jacket, drops four pills out of a small ziplock bag: aspirin, cod liver …

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The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

I have been intermittent fasting for over one year.<p>I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1pm and the second around 8pm. Then, …

Make Mental Strength Your Strongest Skill – The All Blacks Way

The mental skills coach of rugby world champions the All Blacks talks about putting mind over muscle, weeding out big egos, and why he welcomes …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

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Does off-field speed transfer to on-field speed?

This month’s theme on HMMR Media is transfer of training, and to kick it off I thought I would take a timely example of just how complex transfer can …

A great way to improve aerobic fitness with no equipment

One of the hardest things a coach can be faced with is taking a physiological concept from the lab and applying it into the field setting. Not to …

Agility Training with Clemson Basketball

Many sports require athletes to quickly transition from one movement to another, often in response to a stimulus, such as a ball and/or opponent. …

Modern Speed Training: Q&A with Alex Natera on Isometrics for Running Performance - Just Fly Sports Performance

Some of the latest and greatest programs and philosophies in the sport performance world, particularly those revolving around concepts of …

TODAY'S EDGE: PROGRESS YOUR SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

A post shared by Tim DiFrancesco (@tdathletesedge) on May 23, 2017 at 4:41pm PDT<b>Today's Edge:</b> Progress your single leg deadlift to the next level. …

Trumain Carroll on becoming Arkansas' strength coach

My Quest to Find the ‘Perfect’ Curved Manual Treadmill

In recent years, I have seen more and more videos of fitness participants, weekend warriors and high performance athletes running on curved manual …

Exercise

Pre-Sleep Protein Ingestion to Improve the Skeletal Muscle Adaptive Response to Exercise Training

Abstract<p>Protein ingestion following resistance-type exercise stimulates muscle protein synthesis rates, and enhances the skeletal muscle adaptive …

Best Presentation Ever: How to Elevate Any Talk to Make It Motivating, Meaningful and Memorable

TEDx coach and popular speaker shares advice on how to make an impact<p>Are you reaching your potential as a speaker? When you give a presentation, do audience members give you their full attention? Do they clamor to ask questions and participate? When your presentation is over, do audience members …

Public Speaking

How do strength gains transfer to agility?

Strength coaches working with team sports athletes need to know which strength training exercises are best for improving agility, by enhancing its …

How do strength gains transfer to sprinting?

Identifying which strength training exercises are best for improving sprinting performance by asking experts is a very challenging task, as many of …

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

<b>Moderate coffee drinking is safe, and three to four cups a day may have some health benefits, according to a large review of studies, in the BMJ.</b><p>It found a lower risk of liver disease and some cancers in coffee drinkers, and a lower risk of dying from stroke - but researchers could not prove coffee …

9 Things That Make You Unlikable

Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being …

Eight Athlete Development Lessons I Learned from Charlie Francis

– Derek M. Hansen –I had the fortune and pleasure of working closely with and learning from Charlie Francis for a period of approximately ten years …

30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test

The 30-15 IFT is an incremental, intermittent running test designed to improve run-based high-intensity training prescription. In comparison with …

30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test

Using Volunteers and Interns: Is It Legal?

A shaky economy and poor job market can tempt employers to use “free labor” — volunteers and interns who are willing (at least initially) to forego remuneration to obtain on-the-job experience or to help a favorite social cause or a struggling company. While this practice may seem like a “win-win,” …

How to become a master communicator as a coach

Think about the very best coaches you know and respect. What is it about them that makes them so good at what they do?<p>Maybe their football knowledge …

The Army’s Radical Fitness Shift - WSJ

Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.<p>The U.S. Army’s physical-fitness test could get more physical soon.<p>A proposed overhaul of the Army’s decades-old test includes a barbell lift, a sprint with 40-pound kettlebells and a brutal new style of push-up. The test would be a dramatic shift for the Army, a longtime …

U.S. Army

Why does the “dynamic effort” method (sometimes) work for powerlifting?

The “dynamic effort” method in powerlifting is a training strategy in which light loads and high bar speeds are used in an attempt to improve …

How Paleo Made Me Fat ... and Pop Tarts Got Me Shredded

This was me back in 2011:<p>Not exactly an Adonis, huh? And hardly what a personal trainer should look like.<p>Okay, I wasn’t obese, but I certainly wasn’t …

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