It was a lot of fun, and a great arm workout- I must say! My arms felt like Jello by the time we were done. Now I only have to rock climb 56482 times before I have the perfect arms like Jennifer Aniston.
- Dr. Andrew Galpin, from CSUF, shared his doctoral dissertation study on muscle fiber types. Before this study, most everyone assumed that you were born with a certain percentage of fast twitch fibers (which are good for power exercises) and slow twitch fibers (for endurance exercises). His study proved, however, that you can train your body to change fast twitch to slow and vice versa! What?!?! This is pretty much like saying that he is Columbus and has just discovered the world was round! You can check out his study HERE. Okay, freak out over…
- Multiple grad students and Dr. Lee Brown have recently studied the effects of assistance vertical jumps vs. resisted vertical jumps and how they effect an athlete’s performance. Check out his study HERE.
- Dr. Andrea Becker taught an awesome lecture on the 7 key factors that make a great coach. This one I am going to have to tease you guys a bit until later this week. Sorry, but there were just so many good points in this lecture, I want to designate a whole blog post to it.
After the conference, Kevin and I went out to dinner and then spent the evening with my brother at his football game performance. It was fun but we were pooped, so we all headed home early.