James

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James is a Theoretical and Strategic Consultant and Author and has been an elitefts team member since 2005.

 
The After Action Review
The After Action Review
A vehicle for advancing operational efficiency in sport may render a level of operational improvement commensurate with the aptitude of the organization's employees abilities and commitments.
Emotional Control During Competition
Emotional Control During Competition
To be psychologically prepared is to have optimized the apex of preparatory strategies that most often distinguishes the most elite level competitors, at the highest competitive stage, with their counterparts.
'Because Of' or 'In Spite Of': The Modes of Sport Preparatory Strategies
'Because Of' or 'In Spite Of': The Modes of Sport Pr...
You might know your methods and you might know your results, but do you fully understand how they relate to one another? Are your methods working for you or against you?
Coaching From A Distance
Coaching From A Distance
When you are not able to be physically present for an athlete or client's training session, certain coaching strategies must be emphasized.
Technical Performance Factors to Consider During the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Technical Performance Factors to Consider During the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Many of the vital skills each team and player must optimize are rooted in applied physics and mechanical principles that serve as the basal constituents of all movement.
Strength Development for the Casual Male Lifter
Strength Development for the Casual Male Lifter
For our readers not looking to the take platform or the stage, this program delivers only what you need to become a stronger, leaner version of yourself.
The Thinker: Triphasic, In-Season, and Navy Seal Training
The Thinker: Triphasic, In-Season, and Navy Seal Training
James "The Thinker" Smith answers questions from the Elitefts.com™ Q&A.
The Thinker: Muscle Cramps, Proper Mechanics of Sprinting and Jumping, and Injury Prevention
The Thinker: Muscle Cramps, Proper Mechanics of Sprinting and Jumping, a...
James The Thinker Smith answers questions from the Elitefts.com™ Q&A
Genetics Versus Hard Work
Genetics Versus Hard Work
The implications on parental physical condition at the time of procreation.
Mastering Pool Tempos and the 300-Meter Run
Mastering Pool Tempos and the 300-Meter Run
The Thinker has answers to your training questions...fellow brainiacs to the front of the room.
Individual Strength Makes Teams Strong
Individual Strength Makes Teams Strong
Forget team, forget coaches, forget any other irrelevant factor.
elitefts™ Classic: Athletic Preparation or Destruction
elitefts™ Classic: Athletic Preparation or Destruction
The Process of Attaining Sports Mastery (PASM) is a multi-year and tremendously complex endeavor. The PASM encompasses the training and development of every conceivable physical, psychological, technical, and tactical component of sport performance.
Is Sports Practice Rationally Constructed?
Is Sports Practice Rationally Constructed?
Attention coaches: consider the athletes you coach and how they move during contests.
Youth Sport Training Considerations
Youth Sport Training Considerations
Setting the stage for sport success when it counts- begins when it doesn’t.
Club Sports Conundrum: Part II
Club Sports Conundrum: Part II
The solutions to these problems are as multi-faceted as the nature of the problems themselves
Club Sports Condundrum
Club Sports Condundrum
The current climate of club sport, in combination with school sport, in Southern California is one in which the majority of athletes are being placed under a degree of physical stress that their bodies are unsuited to handle.
Military Special Operations Physical Preparation Concepts
Military Special Operations Physical Preparation Concepts
The paradigm of military special operations training poses an ironic problem.
Ask the Thinker with Bonus Video Interview
Ask the Thinker with Bonus Video Interview
The perceived weakness is actually fibers that are impaired from contracting.
Ask The Thinker
Ask The Thinker
This is why I have long since abandoned the debate over exercise selection that does not fall within the realm of special physical preparation.
In Honor of Dr Yuri Verkhoshansky
In Honor of Dr Yuri Verkhoshansky
Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky lost his life due to health complications this past Wednesday the 23rd of June.
In Honor of Charlie Francis
In Honor of Charlie Francis
It is my personal feeling that Charlie is the most important coaching figure to have emerged from the Western Hemisphere.
How We Use The Prowler
How We Use The Prowler
A few weeks ago, we decided to put together a roundtable-style article about the use of the Prowler...
To My Readers..  by The Thinker
To My Readers.. by The Thinker
One week ago I was offered and accepted an incredible opportunity to co-author a book outlining the physical preparation training of 6-time UFC Champion Randy Couture.
The Thinker Discusses Olympic Lifts
The Thinker Discusses Olympic Lifts
Question 1: I’d like to thank you for all of the helpful tips, but this is where we’re going to crash. As an athlete, I’ve been performing the Olympic lifts since middle school. I use them with the athletes I train from day one and haven’t had any problems.
General Concerns in the S&C Field
General Concerns in the S&C Field
Prior to a recent transformation which I recently underwent, I made the choice to negatively interpret a great deal of circumstances which infect our industry and society. I found myself in continual disappointment with respect to a host of factors.
The Individualization of Team Training
The Individualization of Team Training
In many instances team weight training consists of athletes of varying levels of strength preparedness- all performing the same training parameters.
The Significance of Specific Strength Development in MMA
The Significance of Specific Strength Development in MMA
As the sport of MMA progresses so must the specific means and methods of fighter training.
Strength and No Holds Barred Fighting
Strength and No Holds Barred Fighting
“Strength is an essential component of all human performance and its formal development can no longer be neglected in the preparation of any athlete"

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