Check out the latest research, with a detailed explanation of the findings and coaching implication from Athletics Australia’s expert Craig Pickering.

Topics in this edition include:

  • What We Know About the Sprint Start

  • Periodization Theory: A Review

  • Training Load Monitoring

  • Drive for Skinniness and Injury Risk

  • Nordic Hamstring Exercises for Injury Prevention

  • Caffeine and Performance

  • Do Athletes Need More Zinc?

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The following articles are recently published from peer-reviewed journals, with potential significance for athletics coaches.

  1. Ten Tips to Hurdle the Injuries and Illnesses During Major Athletics Championships: Practical Recommendations and Resources (Full Article)

  2. The Science Behind Competition and Winning in Athletics: Using World-Level Competition Data to Explore Pacing and Tactics (in the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m) (Full Article)