Updates of the month...

It's been 6 months since the launch of our new website and the reception has been overwhelming, thank you! Our new services and online store products ares continually being developed and uploaded, we hope to them complete by the end of 2018. Watch this space for so much more still to come in addition to what we already have! Please keep checking our website and social media pages for news...


 Last Month | August 2018

-Running L4 strength and conditioning coach qualifications and youth strength and conditioning coach courses with strength and conditioning education.

-Sport science support for the SPS senior squad rugby tour to Japan

-Some exciting ultra endurance training planning for new teams and athletes that have approached us looking for sport science support across the month

  Now Available | Services

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Online coach | Consultation 

Online coach | Packages

Training programs | Development specific strength

Nutrition Plans | General sport science guidelines

Interactive Training Systems | Ithlete


Podcast of the month...

"Episode #8 | Aug 18 | "Chatting transferring from the fitness to the S&C industry, female clients & para athletes with Mel Young"

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Blogs from the past month...

Prepare Properly

Prepare Properly

Sequence | Preparation | Raise | Varied on feet combination

Guilt free chicken fajitas

Sounds the same - Ben Pearce, Beckford

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Command Chain

Command Chain

Sequence | Preparation | Activation | Mini band series

Watermelon, cucumber, celery & feta salad

Bad Habit (Blossoms Remix) - The Kooks, Blossoms

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Japanese Lessons

Japanese Lessons

Sequence | Preparation | Mobility | Hip flow

Most popular Japanese dishes

Do you know me - Vant

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UKSCA Conference 2018 Review

UKSCA Conference 2018 Review

Dynamic | Strength | Olympic lift | Jerk | Split | Alternate leg | In front of neck | Weighted bar

Lean organic pork & apple sausage’s, cauliflower & potato mash w. peas & onion gravy

Hands High - Crafty Cuts, Chali 2na

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Organisation 101

Organisation 101

Dynamic | Strength | Olympic Lift | Clean | Single leg start | Weighted bar

Quorn lettuce wraps

Cut and run - Slaves

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Research of the month...

Our top 3 strength and conditioning research studies this month...



 Assessing the effects of the Nordic curl on the semitendinosus muscle


Key Findings: Eccentric strength training of the hamstrings with the Nordic curl for 8 weeks caused an increase in semitendinosus fascicle length and muscle thickness, but a decrease in semi- tendinosus pennation angle. Detraining for 4 weeks largely reversed these adaptations.

Practical Application: Since short fascicle lengths are a risk factor for hamstring strain injury, athletes who are at risk should continue a low volume of Nordic curl training at all times when playing sport.




Comparing predictors of athletic performance in elite athletes


Key Findings: Mean propulsive power, mean power, and peak power output measures in the jump squat (and also in the half squat) were more strongly associated with vertical jump heights and with sprinting performances than 1RM measures.

Practical Application: Strength training for athletes who jump and sprint should center around developing the ability to produce high-velocity force, by focusing on high-velocity, ballistic, or explosive contractions, such as jump squats. Also, performance monitoring for these athletes is best achieved by recording power outputs or bar speeds, rather than changes in 1RM loads.




Comparing the effects of 3 different strength training frequencies 

Key Findings: In young, untrained males, changes in maximum strength and muscle size are similar whether training 2, 3, or 5 times per week, even when the strength training programs are not volume-matched and involve higher volumes when using higher frequencies.

Practical Application: Currently, the optimal frequency for training a muscle group when training for hypertro- phy is unclear. It seems likely that the best frequency depends on the type of workout be- ing used and on the population. Untrained subjects and muscle-damaging workouts may require a lower training frequency, while more well-trained individuals and workouts thatcause little damage may benefit from a higher training frequency.



(All information referenced from Strength & Conditioning Research)


Sports calendar of the month...

Our favourite events coming up in September 2018...

6-16: Climbing - World Championships, Innsbruck, Austria

9-16: Rowing - World Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

12-16: Triathlon - ITU World Series Final, Gold Coast

13-16: Golf - Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France (final women's major of the year) 

14-16: Tennis - Davis Cup semi-finals and World Group play-offs including Great Britain v Uzbekistan

15: Cricket - T20 Blast Finals Day, Edgbaston

15: Netball - Netball Quad Series 2 - New Zealand v England, Spark Arena, Auckland

16: Formula 1 - Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay 

19: Netball - Netball Quad Series 2 - 10:30am - Australia v England, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Australia

16-23: Judo - World Championships, Baku, Azerbaijan

22: Boxing - WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title fight - Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin, Wembley Stadium

23: Netball - Netball Quad Series 2 - 02:00am - South Africa v England, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

23-30: Cycling - UCI Road World Championships, Innsbruck, Austria

28: Boxing - World Boxing Super Series Final & WBA super-middleweight title fight - George Groves v Callum Smith, King Abdullah Sports City, Saudi Arabia

28-30: Golf - Ryder Cup, Le Golf National, Paris

30: Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix, Sochi


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