) Reverse Engineering in S&C: Applications to Agility Training

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Reverse Engineering in S&C: Applications to Agility Training

Typically, a coach may follow a process in which they first identify the key performance indicators of their sport, determine the physical attributes that map back to them, and then distribute the development of those capacities over the allocated timeframe. Furthermore, effective training plans are based on a theoretical or biological basis for how we move and adapt to exercise stimuli, coupled with an understanding of how these are best sequenced, such that one stimulus and subsequent adaptation can potentiate the next. Thus, reverse or backward engineering, when appropriately converged with the plans of those devised around nutrition, conditioning, technical, and tactical training for example, likely gives athletes the best chance of attaining their performance goals. The aim of this presentation is to describe the application of reverse engineering, exampling it within the context of developing an athlete who can demonstrate a high level of agility; a skill that just about every athlete must be proficient in.

Lecture objectives:

-Discuss the development of agility within athletes using the principles of reverse engineering
-Identify key exercises for the development of strength, power, and plyometrics
-Identify key drills for the development of speed, acceleration, deceleration, and turning mechanics

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