Strength and Conditioning

How to Master Strength Training for Sport

Strength training is a great way to build muscle and endurance in sport. It usually takes a few weeks to start seeing results, but following a consistent plan can help increase bone density and muscle mass and even alleviate symptoms of depression. However, performing strength training exercises incorrectly can do more harm than good. Here are a few common mistakes you’ll want to avoid during your next training session. Not having a proper strength training regime Just like any sort of training, it’s important to understand what your objectives are and what routines are going to benefit you the most. Consult with your coach and fitness trainer to determine what training programmes would work best for you and your needs. They will consider all the factors contributing to your performance and help you create a customised plan to suit your health and fitness objectives. You only do strength training during…

    Biomechanics: What is it and why is it so important in sport?

    You may have heard about the use of biomechanics in sport, but do you know what it is and how it’s used? We’re here to give you a run down of why biomechanics is so important in sport. What is biomechanics? Biomechanics is the study and science of movement of a living body. From your muscles and bones to your tendons and ligaments – it analyses how different body parts work together to produce movement.  It generally applies engineering principles, physics and other forms of analysis to learn the capabilities and limits of the human body.   There are four main elements of biomechanics: Kinematics – the science of describing motions.  Dynamics – the study of systems that are in motion with acceleration deceleration Kinetics – the study of actions of forces that produce or change motions Statics – the study of systems that are in equilibrium, either at rest or…

      Strength and conditioning and the place video analytics can play in achieving optimal performance.

      When competing at a top level, strength and conditioning can often be the difference between victory or defeat. In fact, stats show that athletes who adopt an exercise prescription of strength training and aerobic conditioning have a higher degree of injury prevention and generally thrive within their chosen performance sports.