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Preface
The recent exclusive articles from Dr.Davidson have been general in nature, dealing with overall perspectives on certain topics. The recent sports science roundtable was equally as big picture minded. Here in this edition we want to delve deeper into the specifics. The next several posts will be an exclusive look into exactly how Dr./Coach Patrick Davidson organizes and implements his program for strongmen athletes. The following are questions Dr.D answered: Read More→
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Nov
04

Updated ANS & Training Series

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  Part one of this series covered the very basic physiology of the autonomic nervous system. Part two discussed some of the many practical assessment strategies of the ANS. Here in part three we’ll uncover some practical applications for your programming. Read More→

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In our last installment, we reviewed the mechanistic effects of both good and bad autonomic balance. We discussed how constantly leaving your athletes in a state of sympathetic dominance will cause your training program to underachieve and absolute level results to decline either acutely, chronically, or both.
Here in part 2, we'll elucidate assessment strategies for ANS balance. For the coach or clinician, some methods are highly practical while others are a bit more complex. For the sake of practicality we'll stick with the “low tech” versions I believe will fit most people’s setting best. Read More→
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Here’s a contribution I made to my very good friend Patrick Ward’s website. There’s a stigma surrounding those who do not “assess” their clients/athletes and opt for an educated “guess” before comensing with program design. Read why I believe this is perfectly fine at times:

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