Our quest for evidence: the evidence-based practice straightjacket

By Ian Jeffreys, University of South Wales *Ian is professor of strength and conditioning at the University of South Wales, and the proprietor and performance director of All-Pro Performance. He is a former board member of the UKSCA and an assessor and tutor with the Association. He is currently a board member of the NSCA […]

EFFECT OF STRENGTH ON VELOCITY AND POWER DURING BACK SQUAT EXERCISE IN RESISTANCE- TRAINED MEN AND WOMEN

Published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Authors ANDREW T. ASKOW, 1 JUSTIN J. MERRIGAN, 2,3 JONATHAN M. NEDDO, 2,3 JONATHAN M. OLIVER, 1 JASON D. STONE, 1 ANDREW R. JAGIM, 4 AND MARGARET T. JONES2,3 1 Department of Kinesiology, The Sport Science Center at Texas Christian University, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas […]

A Tactical Periodization Approach for Rugby Union

By Jason C. Tee, PhD, Michael Ashford, MSc, and David Piggott, PhDInstitute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom This is one of the most interesting papers I have come across concerning periodization in Rugby Union. Not many papers on the subject. ABSTRACT : THE CONCEPT OF TACTICAL […]

An Investigation Into the Effects of Excluding the Catch Phase of the Power Clean on Force-Time Characteristics During Isometric and Dynamic Tasks: An Intervention Study

An interesting paper, The aims of this study were to compare the effects of the exclusion or inclusion of the catch phase during power clean (PC) derivatives on force-time characteristics during isometric and dynamic tasks, after two 4-week mesocycles of resistance training. Two strength matched groups completed the twice-weekly training sessions either including the catch […]

Quad Rugby: A Strength and Conditioning Program for the Elite Athlete

Following yesterday’s article here’s a research paper on Wheelchair Rugby (Murderball), one of the few scientific papers I have found on the subject. Quad Rugby A Strength and Conditioning Program National Strength and Conditioning Association Volume 28, Number 4, pages 10-18