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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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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.

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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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.

Chain-Resistance Training

Owen Walker

Although chain-resistance training has become popular among coaches and athletes, there’s still a lack of understanding as to how it works.

Needs Analysis

Needs Analysis

Owen Walker

A needs analysis is the process of determining what qualities are necessary for the athlete, the sport, or a combination of both.

Warm-Ups

Owen Walker

A well-planned warm-up can prepare athletes physically and mentally but also reduce the likelihood of injury and improve performance.

Agility

Owen Walker

Agility is one of the most important physical traits in sport, but must not be confused with change of direction.

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