Maximizing Competition Performance: The Warm-Up and Post-Activation Potentiation [DVD]Maximizing Competition Performance: The Warm-Up and Post-Activation Potentiation presents strategies that track and field coaches can use to enhance the performance of their athletes by employing appropriate warm-up routines. The DVD reviews the role of the warm-up and discusses detailed cutting-edge warm-up protocols and strategies that are designed to yield immediate improvements in competition performance. The DVD features science-based information, detailed in a practical and coach-friendly manner.
Among the topics covered:
- Pre-activity preparation
- Does flexibility work to prevent injuries?
- Mechanisms or acute stretching
- High-intensity warm-up activities
- Theoretical foundation for SPPC
- Factors affecting potentiation
- Developing an SPPC for throwing
Larry Judge, Ph.D., widely recognized as one of the premier throws coaches in the country, is currently a professor in the kinesiology department at Ball State University, where he continues to coach top U.S. throwers Liz Wanless and Erin Gilreath. Prior to assuming his present position, Judge served as a collegiate throws coach for over 18 years for several top programs, including the University of Florida, University of Wyoming, University of South Carolina, and Indiana University. Judge has coached two U.S. record holders, eight Olympians, five NCAA champions, five NCAA runners-up, 102 All-Americans, and 47 conference champions. Holding a maser’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in public administration, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration, Judge is the chair of the throws curriculum of USATF Coaches Education division, a USATF master coach, and the author of over 35 articles on strength and conditioning, nutrition, and the throwing events.