Author: Marc Bird

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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Perfect Exercises for Your Volleyball Mobility

When you have to act fast in multiple directions in volleyball, you need to have good mobility in your calves, hips and spine. Otherwise, you end up with improper form that can lead to injury.   First of all, good training is important for your body. You don’t want gamble with your body the way someone gamble in online casino games. You want to stay healthy all the time. The following exercises can be incorporated into your daily warm-up to improve your lateral mobility for volleyball. Variations on a Lateral Lunge with 3-Way Reach, they increase mobility, strength and power....

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3 Simple Volleyball Workouts You Can Do at Home

You don’t need a volleyball court to start training for next season. In fact, you can improve your strength, quickness, coordination and skills for volleyball in your own home with these volleyball workouts and drills.   Warm up for your volleyball workout by jogging for 20 minutes, then stretching your arms, shoulders, hamstrings, hip flexors and ankles (all the muscles you use most during volleyball). Leg DrillsLunges (Sets/Reps: 3×20)Wall sits (3 sets. First set is 30 seconds, then 45 seconds, then 60 seconds)Jumping Jacks (3×50) Quick Feet: Jump Rope SeriesNormal pace jump, 30 secondsRight foot only, 30 secondsLeft foot...

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Volleyball Market is Here. Why am I Without a Club?

The start of the transfer window is approaching, in some leagues the market is already active. It happens very often that a volleyball player remains without a club.   We ask ourself. Where do we make mistakes? Do we have high demands? We are not attractive enough for the clubs? Is our performance weak? We are unlucky? Is my agent weak? Everything goes hand in hand with itself, and everything fits together. We must ask ourselves and look truth in the eye about where I made a mistake. You should analyze step by step and perhaps you discover where you...

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Volleyball Star Jailed For Raping 12 Year Old Girl

A Dutch international beach volleyball player who travelled to the UK and raped a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook was today jailed for four years.   Steven Van de Velde flew from Amsterdam to Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, to meet the schoolgirl after the pair started chatting online. Sentencing the sportsman, the judge said Van de Velde’s promising career was a ‘shattered dream’ and his actions had ‘wrecked his life’ and caused his victim ‘enormous’ emotional harm. The sportsman – who was tipped for Olympic stardom – knew how young the girl was at the time he took her virginity.Appearing...

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