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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Ballistic training

Ballistic Training

Scott Pearson

Ballistic training is an effective training method to improve an athlete’s power output, and therefore, their speed and jump height.

Static SJ-IMTP test

Owen Walker

The Static SJ-IMTP is an accurate and reliable measure of an athlete’s Dynamic Strength Index but it can be problematic to conduct.

youth strength training

Youth Strength Training

Mario Chavez

Strength training is a widely accepted form of training for both children and adolescents, and can boost youths’ health and fitness.

Vertec Jump Test

Alexander Dear

The Vertec device is a simple-to-use, inexpensive, and portable device which can measure an athlete’s vertical jump height.

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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.

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