Tokal Mokalam

One of the greatest sprinters and most tragic deaths for Philippine Track and Field came from the 1970s star Tokal Mokalam. Born 15 June 1949. Mokalam placed third at the national open then 17, in the 200m in 22.6. He finished behind veterans Arnuflo Valles 21.9 and Rogelio Onofre 22.0 already in there late 20s.…

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting: Effective Training For Kids

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifting Many coaches and parents wonder which training methods are safe and effective for kids. School-aged children often participate in athletics and sometimes scholarships are even on the line. Some of the most popular kinds of training for kids are traditional weight lifting, plyometrics, and Olympic weightlifting. In a study this month…

Plyometric Phases

Speed and strength are integral components of fitness found in varying degrees in virtually all athletic movements. Simply put the combination of speed and strength is power. For many years, coaches and athletes have sought to improve power in order to enhance performance. Throughout this century and no doubt long before, jumping, bounding and hopping…

Hamstring Pull Recovery: The Rehab, Part 1

Hamstring Pull Recovery This is part 6 of a multi-part series on hamstring pulls and rehabilitation. I discussed hamstring pulls in several past articles: Hamstring Pulls: Gerard Mach Revisited How to Recover a Hamstring Pull: Eccentric Loading (featured guest article) Hamstring Injuries, the Iliopsoas and Imbalances Controversial Hamstring Workout for Rehab Rehab for Hamstring Pulls…