Sometimes we like to know a little more about why we do things. In the case of strength and conditioning, your coach designs your program using evidence based research and generally won’t bore you with too much detail, unless you want it of course.
What we’ve done with these pages is put together some brief literature reviews for those that do want to know a little more. You can read them at your leisure and pick the ones that are applicable to you and your sport. By improving your own knowledge, your awareness of how you work as an athlete will grow leading to better and more consistent performances in both training and competition.
These documents take a little while to put together so this section will continue to grow. Keep checking back for future reading and if you have any comments on what we’ve written feel free to share them.
Large volumes of aerobic and some anaerobic conditioning are common training methods undertaken by endurance athletes. This training can be supplemented with bouts of strength and plyometric training for added gains in performance, this piece sheds some light on why.
The snatch and clean and jerk Olympic Weightlifts and their derivatives are a major tool for your strength and conditioning coach, this article outlines how it can transfer to your sport.
Sometimes with the drive to succeed and improve, the concept that more is always better can reduce the improvement desired. Here’s a review on overtraining and how best to avoid it.
In many team and individual sports, there is a need to complete multiple high intensity runs during a match with the individual better conditioned to this the more likely to gain advantage. Often repeated sprints may not be the best way to get there, read here to find out why.
A major part of a strength and conditioning coach’s job is to address the injuries common to a sport and to develop a prevention strategy as part of the individual’s training program. Here we review the the most common injuries faced by endurance runners.
When is the best time to start resistance training with youth athletes? A lot of people will avoid it because of perceived injury and safety risks. Here we explain why it is safe and how it can benefit the young athlete.