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

Upper Body program for Wheelchair Rugby (Murder ball) – Opinion Piece

Recently I listened a radio broadcast of an amazing athlete who while playing able body Rugby was badly injured and now is in a wheelchair, but it has not dampened his enthusiasm and I decided to research about Strength and Conditioning Programs for Murder Ball and I found that the wheelchair version of the sport […]

Eight Week Battle Rope Training Improves Multiple Physical Fitness Dimensions and Shooting Accuracy.

Another Article from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning and Research 32(10): 2715–2724, 2018 A high-intensity interval training, power rope, total body training. This study investigated whether battle rope (BR) training enhances multiple physical fitness dimensions, including aerobic capacity (AC), upper-body anaerobic power (AnP), upper-body and lower-body power, agility, and core muscle endurance, and shooting […]

Australian Sport commits to national standard for sport science

  Press release issued in 17th December 2017 – National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) will require all strength and conditioning staff to have the relevant accreditation with ASCA by the end of 2018. – The ASC recommends ASCA as the accrediting body for strength and conditioning coaches. Click for full Press Release

Partial Compared with Full Range of Motion Resistance Training for Muscle Hypertrophy:

A Brief Review and an Identification of Potential Mechanisms: Newmire, Daniel E.; Willoughby, Darryn S. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: September 2018 – Volume 32 – Issue 9 – p 2652–2664 Very Interesting Article: “Most of previous research has primarily focused on strength outcomes opposed to muscle hypertrophy. The purpose of the review is […]

A Novel Method to Determine Optimal Load in Elastic-Based Power Training

Published in September edition of Journal Strength Conditioning and Research 32(9): 2401-2408 The authors used a bicep curl with 6 different elastic (resistance) tubes & measured force data from a strain gauge and velocity data from a 3D motion capture system to calculate power output. An analysis based on individual’s cable arm curl 1-repetition maximum […]

How to Build Strength in Rock Climbers – Part 2

Following last week’s article, we discussed how do you train strength? You need to train with compound movements (multi-joint: that work several muscles or muscle groups at one time) through a full range-of-motion. You need to work at very high loads. also, you need to train strength alongside developing the skills for rock climbing. Any […]

How to Build Strength in Rock Climbers – Part 1

Most people have known me as Strength and Conditioning Coach primarily for Team Sports (Rugby Union and American Football), however, my passion has always been Rock Climbing since as long as I remember. So at present I have switched my focus to build strength in Climbers. Even with Rock climbing in the Olympics it is […]