The Article was published in the current edition of the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. In this systematic review, the authors aimed to verify the effects of this type of training. A total of 117 articles were retrieved, and 9 studies remained in the present systematic review. A total of 228 athletes (138 judo […]

What is Fartlek Training??

Fartlek, developed in the 1930’s, a Swedish term that means “speed play,” is a form of interval or speed training that can be effective in improving your running speed and endurance. Fartlek running involves varying your pace throughout your run, alternating between fast segments and slow jogs. Unlike traditional interval training that involves specific timed […]

Rehab Trainer- Quad Dominant?

By Ulrik Larsen: The fitness industry has seemed fixated with the idea of clients being “Quad Dominant” for as long as I have been involved in it – no doubt you have heard this term too? Google it! – so many very vocal and articulate writers decrying Quad Dominance, it is incredible. Have you noticed […]

Sunday Article – Whatever it takes – Physical Preparation of a Professional Rugby Team

By: Stuart Yule Date written: 20/12/2016 Stuart Yule ASCC is currently lead strength and conditioning coach at Glasgow Warriors. His talk, recorded at the 2013 UKSCA Conference, takes an in-depth look at physical preparation of a professional rugby team.      

Sunday Article – Nutritional Strategies

Interesting Article from 2014 concerning Nutritional Strategies: Most sports, particularly team sports, require maximal, or near maximal sprints of short duration. Elite team sport performance is characterised by the ability to sustain high work intensities throughout a match. A high anaerobic capacity is considered a pre-requisite for world-class performance. Much attention has been paid to […]

Sunday Article – The tactical athlete: optimising physical preparedness for the demands of combat

This is worth a read from this Month’s UKSCA Journal Issue number 44 INTRODUCTION Modern military operations place unique and intense physiological and psychological demands upon the soldier. In order to help adapt to and cope with such demands, a high level of physical preparedness must be seen as a fundamental requirement of all military […]