Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning is the practical application of exercise prescription in order to improve the physical performance of athletes. For example, it focuses on strength and power training, aerobic and anaerobic development, movement quality, and speed enhancement.

As the world of strength and conditioning is very complex, our aim is to simplify the science so that coaches, athletes, and everybody else can understand how to use these training methods in order to optimise sports performance.

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Reactive Strength Index

Owen Walker

The reactive strength index measures the reactive jump capacity of athletes, and how they cope with the stress from plyometric exercises.

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Force-Velocity Profiling

Dr. Ian Dobbs

Force-velocity profiling allows coaches to tailor specific programmes for their athletes by using detailed, objective information.

Monitoring Fatigue

Devin Wyatt

Actively monitoring fatigue levels in athletes can provide the feedback needed to adjust training in order to improve overall performance.

Force-Vector Training

James de Lacey

The force-vector theory allows coaches to identify training exercises which may have greater specificity to the competition movements.

Squat Jump

Squat Jump

Owen Walker

The squat jump is a simple, practical and very reliable measure of lower-body power, and is used widely by coaches and sports scientists.


Velocity-Based Training

Owen Walker

Velocity-based training is simply a method of training which uses a piece of technology to track the movement speed of the exercise.

Coaching Cues

Brett Bartholomew

Every coach uses coaching cues, and different cues can have a big impact, but very few coaches give them a second thought.

Plyometric Training

Owen Walker

Plyometrics are often used to bridge the gap between strength and speed, and are a potent training method for enhancing athletic performance.

Star Excursion Balance Test

Owen Walker

The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is a simple, but time intensive, test used to measure dynamic balance/dynamic postural control.

Y Balance Test

Y Balance Test™

Owen Walker

The Y Balance Test is a simple, reliable test used to measure dynamic balance and was developed to simplify the Star Excursion Balance Test.

8 Must Read S&C Books

Owen Walker

8 MUST READ S&C BOOKS: PART I This selection of S&C/sports science books is the ultimate starting place for any new coaches and practitioners. About these books If you want to become a … Read more

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Maximal Aerobic Speed (MAS)

Owen Walker

Maximal aerobic speed (MAS) is the lowest running speed at which VO2 max occurs, and is typically referred to as the ‘velocity at VO2 max’.

8 Must Read S&C Articles

Owen Walker

These are the most important fundamental studies every S&C coach needs to read if they’re truly serious about their career and development.

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