Author: Marc Bird

10 Muscles Volleyball Player Must Stretch

You know that every athletic trainer job is to make sure that the athletes remain healthy. Tight muscles can lead to poor performance and injury and increasing flexibility can help improve these conditions.    Stretching comes in many forms, but for now we’re just going to discuss static stretching. While static stretching is effective for increasing the elasticity of muscles that are tight, it should be performed after a good warm up for maximum benefit.  I encourage two bouts of static stretching during a training session: The first bout should be no more than five minutes long and take...

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4 Ways to Recover After Your Volleyball Training

With how much we do to our bodies; from lifting weights, running, and even day to day routinely work, we need to balance our body and let it recover!  Recovery is the key part in making all your hard work pay off and show. Without recovery our bodies are susceptible to injury, fatigue, muscle breakdown, and a worn out mind. Here are some of my favorite tactics for recovering well after training. Foam Rolling Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release and is referred to as the “poor man’s massage.” Myofascial release technique that therapists have been using for years. A...

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What Is The 2016 Olympic Beach Volleyball Dress Code?

The beach volleyball dress code that existed since 1996, when beach volleyball first became an Olympic-medal event, gave players basically two options. Bikini or body suit. But because athletes typically only don body suits in cold weather, the “official” uniform of beach volleyball is the bikini. Of course, a bikini (for which the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) allows “a maximum side width of seven centimeters (2.76 inches)”) is not the most religiously or culturally sensitive uniform. So it’s about time that another option has been added to the mix. As Huffington Post reported, as of the last summer Olympic...

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The Importance of Mental Training for Your Volleyball Success

To an amateur it might be surprising that there’s a lot more to training than the sport itself. Yes, that’s right, as well as copious amounts of physical exercise in all areas of the gym, court and pool, the most successful volleyball players also undergo a lot of mental training too.   Developing into a better volleyball player doesn’t necessarily mean bumping up the hours of training. It could simply mean you need to address the issues that are preventing you from succeeding and analysing the elements that make up a successful athletic performance. A lot of players completely...

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Power Posing is Crucial for Every Volleyball Player

I am going to share with you the first lesson I teach at every volleyball camp and clinic and I encourage you to do the same. Why, because the results are instantaneous and massive!     Amy Cuddy, a professor and researcher from Harvard Business School offers powerful insights into her years of research on the topic in her “TED talk”, called “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”   In her talk she reveals how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when you don’t feel confident- can affect the measures of testosterone and cortisol...

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  • France - Ligue Nationale de Volley 2017-18
    Website: http://www.lnv.fr/9/lam.html There are said to be replays of the matches available. Furthermore special matches will be streamed on the channel of "L'Equipe". We will see how this will play out in the end. Can't say much on favourite teams, as i haven't followed the league very closely so far. I will surely have an […]
  • 2017 Norceca
    Did I miss this thread? I did the search though and nothing came up. Why did no one talk about this tourney? I mean it’s not surprising, but a little share of spotlight woudn’t hurt just you know, for the sake of, being discussed because it’s on
  • Brazilian Superliga 2017-2018
    Since there's no official thread yet. I'll be posting here. Have to say Rio SESC is impressive during the Copa De Ciudad Moron something like that. They play rather drunk during the first set vs Bolivar but they gather themselves in time. Thiaguinho is good but damn his blocking is off. Renan is reliable but […]